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Battle Of Rights And Ideas

Battle of rights and ideas

“The materialist doctrine concerning the changing of circumstances and upbringing forgets that circumstances are changed by men and that educator must himself be educated” (‘Theses on Feuerbach’, by Karl Marx)…

Religious bias okayed

IT’S always been easy for power-seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians to set our simple-minded religious masses on fire. But, as Prime Minister Imran Khan just discovered, jumping on to a…

Human Rights In The Digital Age

Human rights in the digital age

Our digitally connected world poses serious challenges to human rights. Internet use and mobile connectivity, low-cost and fast computing systems, and rapid AI advances have, on the one hand, provided…

Human rights priorities

ON Monday, when the nations of the world celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Pakistan government too will be expected to…

Rightsizing

Rightsizing

The tragedy of the commons is a term used in the social sciences to describe a situation in a shared-resource system where individual users, acting independently according to their own…

Religious And Political Books

Religious and political books

It is the sacred month of Ramazan and we have entered the second phase leading towards its completion. Many books have been published on religious matters and I would like…

India’s unchecked human rights crimes

At his weekly media briefing, the Foreign Office spokesman drew attention to the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir as well as in various parts of India. Giving some…

Captain Aladin And Religious Minorities

Captain Aladin and religious minorities

We know that religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. However, we did not know that our national son-in-law, Captain (r) Safdar, was so keen to join the league…

Politics Of Religious Animosity

Politics of religious animosity

“When even suffering is ignored, there will be seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades, embitters and enrages” said Aung San Suu Kyi – rightly so – in her Nobel Peace…

The Religious Right In Sindh

The religious right in Sindh

Despite intellectual property rights, the internet has broken the monopoly over books, libraries, distances, university degrees etc which are not confined to a few individuals now – including in Sindh.…