Suicide Bombing at Pakistani Court, 14 reported dead

A suicide bomber attacked the court premises in Mardan town of Pakistan, killing 14 people and wounding at least 58 people. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, an affiliate of Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for this attack. As...

Why Narendra Modi is Silent on 2.3 million abandoned wives in India?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has abandoned his wife for last 43 years. That is one statistic from amongst the current 2.3 million wives in India who have been abandoned by their husbands. An...

30 killed and over 50 injured in Kabul, Islamic State has claimed Responsibility

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 30 people, including doctors and patients, were killed and 50 more wounded after gunmen dressed as doctor stormed a military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

Hindutva, Hindu State and Ideological Conflict in India Between Hindus and Muslims

On October 25 (2016) the seven member Supreme Court Bench started hearing to revisit ‘Hindutva’ cases. These are group of cases where the use of term Hindutva-Hinduism to be used during elections is to...

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia?

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia? Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir, University of Melbourne Anxiety about radicalism and religious tolerance in Indonesia have triggered reactionary responses that could be dangerous for the country’s democracy. Joko Widodo’s administration...

Journalists at risk in Maldives

For the first time in more than a decade, Maldivian journalists risk jail for critical reporting. In December, the criminal court found Raajje TV journalists, Mohamed Wisam, 21, and Leevan Ali Nasir, 20, guilty of...

Grant the right of “Triple Talaq” to Hindu Men, a growing demand in India

There is a lot of debate in India on the controversial concept of “Triple Talaq”, a fairly easy solution for Muslim men to divorce their spouse. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB),...

Modi Reacts after Cow Vigilantism Boomerangs

Cow vigilantism, referred as "Gau Rakhshaks" in India is a wannabe terrorist network, that aims to save "cows" in India by terrorising people. The vigilantes have terrorised people who were caught transporting cows or consuming...

Uniform Civil Code is part of Hindu nationalist agenda to ‘discipline’ Muslims: Feminist scholar

Mumbai: While equating "Uniform Civil Code" with beef ban and building Ram Temple in Ayodhya, renowned feminist scholar and writer Nivedita Menon in a recently published article said the ongoing debate on the controversial...

As Rohingyas flee Myanmar, India needs to drop religious criteria in its refugee law...

As Rohingyas flee Myanmar, India needs to drop religious criteria in its refugee law Nafees Ahmad, South Asian University More than 90,000 Rohingyas, victims of a new surge of violence in Myanmar, are fleeing the...

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