Human Rights


How Pakistan’s blasphemy laws trigger violence

On September 15, 2019, a mob vandalised a Hindu community in the town of Ghotki, Pakistan, after a student accused his school principal, Notan Lal, of blasphemy: “the act of insulting…



Kartavya Evam Adhikar (Duties and Rights)

Recently, in one of his statements in Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said that we need to move from an Adhikar (rights) based society to a Kartavya (duty)…


The Paranoia of Pakistan

It’s been over a month since the deeply undemocratic and exclusionary Article 370 was abrogated from Kashmir by the Bharatiya government on 6th of August. Pakistan has tried every brick…



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The Plight of Pashtuns in Pakistan

For decades Pakistan’s all powerful military has been in control of country whether directly, as in military dictatorships, or indirectly by installation of a ‘puppet’ Head of State. Recently the…


Drowned in Darkness : Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir is, almost unremittingly, the hotbed of diplomatic contention with the world bibbing their bit from the achtung chalices of conflict. Bulk of international organisations, eminent individuals, supposed intellectuals and…


Some Thoughts on Overseas Indians from Minorities

It is not a secret that “minorities” receive preferential treatment at our foreign office. The reasons are not hard to fathom: Bharat is a vibrant and plural democracy, and it…