8-year-old Asifa’s heinous rape and murder in India fans the flames of nationalism

Early in January 2018, Asifa, an 8-year-old Muslim child from the nomadic Bakarwal community in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir in northern India, was gang-raped and murdered, as reported by Global Voices. Much of India's local news...

Pakistan’s under-threat minorities have found their voice. But will the state listen?

It is just another spring Sunday in Quetta, Pakistan. In the Hazara section of the district of Mehrabad, Nazar Hussain is about to start his work day. He grabs the keys of his yellow...

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How does one move on with all this deep, searing pain over the mob lynching of a body that bore a beautiful heart and a precious mind? And with our senses still reeling, we...

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),...

How Islamophobic are Australians?

By Riaz Hassan, University of South Australia Over the last few months, several reports have indicated a significant number of Australians hold anti-Muslim attitudes. In September 2016, The Australian newspaper reported an Essential poll showing 49%...

14 Innocent Indians killed by Terrorists, Indian Government & Media Downplays the Nature of...

Terrorists have killed 14 innocent Indian citizens by opening fire at a market in Balajan Tiniali market area, a few kilometres away from Kokrajhar town in Asaam, India on Friday (5th August). The attack was carried out using...

Mass killing in Japan Leaves 19 Dead, Attacker Arrested

19 people have been reported killed in a deadly knife attack. From the initial reports, it appears that, the attacker acted alone. The attack happened at residential care facility for disabled in Sagamihara, about 40 kilometres...

What escalating Kashmir attacks tell us about Modi’s changing foreign policy

What escalating Kashmir attacks tell us about Modi’s changing foreign policy Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide Simmering tensions between India and Pakistan in the disputed state of Kashmir appear to have flared up again with an...

Pakistan’s outdated blasphemy laws are not fit for the 21st century

Pakistan's outdated blasphemy laws are not fit for the 21st century Parveen Akhtar, Aston University A recent escalation of violence in Pakistan inspired by reports of blasphemy online has highlighted the need for the country’s restrictive...

History and Nature of Ayodhya Dispute

In a surprise development, the Supreme Court of India on 21st March 2017 urged the rival parties in the Ram Janamabhoomi – Babri Masjid (RJBM) case to negotiate and resolve the dispute in a...

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