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Faith conversions

The issue of religious conversions in Pakistan is becoming more complex day by day. As soon as I became part of parliament in 2002, I started my efforts to legislate…

Afghan women

The recent set of retrogressive policies announced by the Afghan Taliban has created concerns among women’s rights activists and all those who value human rights. These obscurantist rules fly in…

Three years on

AT any regime’s three-year mark, one must review its record. With the PTI, it is also the review of an iffy political system crafted by autocratic forces that negates global…

Counsel for ideologies

The Council of Islamic Ideology is rarely in the news for reasons it is likely to appreciate. That may just be in the architecture of its DNA. Those who think…

Countering ‘Islamophobia’

LAST week’s incident in Ontario, Canada, in which four members of a Muslim family were crushed to death in a premeditated attack has once again raised concerns over the rising incidence of…

On the temple

THERE are many in our land that fall into the category of what anti-colonial freedom fighter Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth”, such is the cauldron of injustice…

The Lives Of Minority Groups

The lives of minority groups

The heart-wrenching scenes of violence by Hindu-right wing goons in Gurgaon against a Muslim family have appalled millions of humanists in the largest democracy and beyond. In a video that…

Descent into fanaticism

VERY recently, we witnessed the occurrence of two terrifying incidents of vigilante justice, and although they were separated by many miles, whatever they lacked in geographical proximity, they made up…

Purpose and conviction

An American author Robert Byrne had once said, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”. Similarly, another wise person had also once said, “The way you live is…

The forgotten people

For Kashmiris, a string of black days punctuate the twilight of daily state atrocities that now define their lives. August 5, 2019 is only one of them, yet it should…