It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies Noam Chomsky Since the gloomy evening of 16 December 1971, the relationship between Pakistan and Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan) has remained to be a topsy-turvy terrain. This relationship has remained to be a prisoner of the past that has been replete with historic misconceptions and misperceptionsRead more
Merwah Hamid Qureshi
Maintaining a criminal silence on Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine to India’s unlawful annexation of Kashmir; acting as a mere spectator of mass genocide in Rwanda to the blood bath in Syria; United Nations -the emblem of international cooperation- founded on the golden principles of prevention of war and fostering peace, couldn’t realize it’s actual vision. It was founded inRead more
Pakistan has mastered the art of kinetic warfare and counter terrorism. The positive developments in erstwhile FATA testify the fact that the state has burnt the midnight oil in true letter and spirit to eradicate terror and terrorists out of that ill-fated region. Pakistan is striving hard to redevelop and rehabilitate the tribal areas. However, her dream of a peacefulRead more
SAFFRON POSTURE, ANTI-MINORITY POLICIES AND FASCIST APPROACH; IS INDIA STILL ABLE TO CALL HER A DEMOCRACY?
The once pluralistic India following the Nehruvian doctrine of homogeneity and plurality has now become a radical country chanting the slogans of Hindu nationalism. Gone are the days when Indian government used to walk on the secular footsteps of Gandhi. India has gradually gone under saffronisation process under the BJP regime. Ruling Hindu factions working on the Hindutva policies ofRead more