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The future of minorities

Protests against the amended Citizenship Act introduced by Indian PM Narendra Modi’s government continue to grow and intensify in India. Although this bill is against Muslims, there is hope, as…

The Chinese version

TENSIONS between China and the US have escalated after the House of Representative’s Uighur Human Rights Policy Act, 2019. The move is of a piece with the allegations of many…

The ‘gift’

The ‘gift’

US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced a reversal in decades of US policy towards Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank, stating that: "the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements…

Repression And The Indian State

Repression and the Indian state

During the United Nations General Assembly’s address, Indian Prime Minister Modi created the impression that the largest democracy is following the principles of non-violence and pacifism, claiming that India is…

Kashmir lessons

THERE are many terrifying aspects of the crisis in India-held Kashmir (IHK); one of these is the speed with which the helplessness of institutions that previously had a sense of…

Dignity in foreign relations

THE desire for dignity, self-esteem and appreciation motivates humans and nations alike, significantly impacting their behaviours. This desire partially originates from a fear of humiliation. Dignity is capital that a…

Murky spaces

THE UK Foreign Office last week hosted a global conference on press freedom, which saw 60 ministers from around the world and hundreds of journalists gather to champion independent journalism…

Minorities at risk

AS a country, we bask in the praise of foreigners, but when they are critical — as they often are — we bristle with indignation and go into our usual…

Hidden labour

HOME-BASED work is a euphemistic phrase. There are countless women workers engaged in industrial labour from their homes on an informal and piece-rate basis. The labour outsourced to women includes…

Broken system, shattered lives

PAKISTAN’S criminal justice system is broken and tilted in favour of criminals from the time of reporting a crime to the actual conviction. Crimes against women and children are hardly…