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Marriage And Migration

Marriage and migration

In the old days, it was negotiations about dowries that took up the bulk of time when a marriage was being arranged. Would there be a car or cash, would…

Child Marriage

Child marriage

A Recent recommendation by the Council of Islamic Ideology to allow child marriage in Pakistan has invited a new debate on whether Islam allows marriage of minors. At the very…

First-cousin Marriages

First-cousin marriages

Last year I wrote on the topic of thalassaemia, to which I received many positive reactions. Because of the importance of this disease and its relationship to first-cousin marriages, I…

Child Marriage And Islam

Child marriage and Islam

Recently, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Majles (the Iranian parliament) has told the press that they regard the law that prohibits girls below the age of 10 from being…

One, two, three knockout punch

By the time these lines appear in print, the elections will be just two days away. However, what has emerged as one of the most lacklustre election campaigns in our…

Children have rights

Child marriage is a deeply entrenched societal issue that continues to plague several nations worldwide, notably Pakistan. This practice not only infringes on the fundamental rights of children but also…

Her name was Daya Bheel

Just as the year 2022 came to an end, some 20 kms from Sanghar, Sindh, a badly mutilated and raped woman’s body lay in mustard fields. She was found by…

Politicians and propaganda

Ruling elites all over the world are adroit at projecting their image as charismatic personalities who have a magic wand that can resolve all the problems being faced by the…