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George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and the Much-Needed Indian Role in Anti-Racism
In 2017, Tarun Vijay, a former MP from India's ruling party and member of a far-right Hindu religious group, remarked with a glaring display of ignorance that Indians cannot be racist because they live with South Indians who are "Black." Putting asid (More)
A Lesson for the Indian Judiciary from Its American Counterpart
In the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, the US Supreme Court upheld its lower court decisions that concluded US President Donald Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (More)
Impact of Divisive Politics on Kashmir
I believe in Amartya Sen’s idea of identity being a composition of multiple affiliations: nationality, language, religion, profession, neighborhood, social commitments, and other connections. I see myself belonging to a lot of groups by virtue of my (More)
Pakistan Supreme Court orders shopping centers reopened
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered shopping centers and markets to reopen after declaring that COVID–19 is "not a pandemic in Pakistan."In the order, Chief Justice Galzar Ahmed warned against using all government resources to fight COVID– (More)
America's Existential Challenge: Pandemic, War and Law
From the beginnings of his crudely acrimonious presidency, Donald Trump has actively undermined US foreign policy relationships. On urgently key matters of world politics and international law, Mr. Trump's typically invalid conclusions have generally (More)
UN rights chief seeks to intervene in India Supreme Court over citizenship act
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria is moving to file an intervention application in the India Supreme Court to seek review of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), an official spokesperson for India said Tuesday. The applica (More)
Pakistan Attorney General resigns amid pressure from bar council
Pakistan's Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned Thursday after facing pressure from lawyer associations over controversial statements about the supreme court bench.The controversial statements were expunged from court records. Khan report (More)
State of Kerala sues India in Supreme Court alleging citizenship law is discriminatory
The State of Kerala filed a lawsuit against India in the India Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates the constitution.Kerala alleges that the CAA results "in classifications based on religion and bas (More)
Violent protests continue as India Supreme Court refuses stay on citizenship act
Eight people died in the past two days during continuing protests in India over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), while the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a stay to the new law.Protests have been ongoing since the legislation was appr (More)
About Extensions for Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff
The last few days have been very tense. Everyone had the same question on their mind: will the Supreme Court of Pakistan allow General Qamar Javed Bajwa to remain as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) as the expiry of his term and his retirement loomed e (More)
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