Diplomacy for Peace

Pashtuns demand an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions in Pakistan

Tens of thousands of Pashtuns are demanding an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions they blame on the Pakistani state – and a charismatic young man has become their spokesman. A compelling, bearded tribesman in his late 20s, Manzoor Pashteen is the unlikely figurehead for protests that have now mushroomed into a wider movement that threatens to upset a precarious …

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How Asia Bibi left Pakistan citing security reasons

LAHORE – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has arrived in Canada with her husband, her lawyer confirmed to German media on Friday. “She is united with her family,” Bibi’s lawyer Saif-ul-Malook told the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Bibi’s two daughters left Pakistan in secret and flew to …

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Ajmer Sharif-India to represent at New York Convergence International U-Day Interfaith Leadership as part of United Nations

New York City Leadership and Visioning Conference as part of United Nations – World Interfaith Harmony Week from 1st February to 4th February. Haji Syed Salman Chishty – Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Chairman – Chishty Foundation will be represting Ajmer Sharif – India at the 3 days International U-Day Interfaith Leadership New York Convergence Conference organized by …

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Do not Darul students Uloom on Hidayt- Republic Day Travel, not pan out

नई दिल्‍ली, जेएनएन। ऐसा लगता है कि लोकसभा चुनाव के मद्देनजर देश में एक अलग ही माहौल बनाने की कोशिश हो रही है। शिक्षण संस्‍थान भी इससे अछूते नहीं रहे हैं। इस्लामिक शिक्षण संस्थान दारुल उलूम देवबंद ने गणतंत्र दिवस पर अपने छात्रों के बाहर घूमने-फिरने पर रोक लगा दी है। संस्थान ने बकायदा सर्कुलर जारी कर सभी छात्रों को …

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Democracy has never been stated ‘haram’ by the Qur’an, neither choosing a leader by vote system is haram in Hadith

I wish to present three perspectives of Islam concerning the concept of choosing a “leader” in Malaysia. This article is inspired by Abdul Hadi Awang’s clarion call to Muslims to choose his narrow-minded brand of Islam, perhaps for the upcoming Cameron Highland by-election. I will describe the views of Hadi, Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, and Muslim scholar Dr …

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Lessons from the Citizenship Bill; Uniformity will do nothing for the Progress and Prosperity of the Nation

Indian subcontinent is highly significant in terms of accommodating social diversities. Despite the prejudices and dense confusions of the partition, the Indian Constitution had proved its power and greatness by defining socio-political spheres of secular India at its best. Hitherto, It served as the custodian of the marginalized and the religious minorities, by ensuring adequate security and measures for their …

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Re-Positioning ‘Azad Kashmir’ on India’s Policy Map: Geopolitical Drivers, Strategic Impact

This monograph urges a policy re-positioning by aggregating key geopolitical parameters concerning PoK which potentially impinge on India’s vital territorial and security interests. That emerging geopolitical pressures exerted by the massive China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must be factored in while determining the course of India’s policy formulation on PoK, is the core thrust of the study. Irrespective of an …

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What converted TLP’s agitation into a violent rebellion?

The wars of this age would scarcely be fought by tanks, artillery guns, and missiles. Mental proclivities and personal faith would be new arenas where battles for cultural and material ascendancy be fought between the people representing national, ethnic, or religious identities. With the nuclear Armageddon a distinct possibility the unfettered use of conventional weaponry and strategy would be rendered …

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