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REDISCOVERING THE FORMER STATE OF BAHAWALPUR

Nothing is immutable in this world. Everything is subject to change. Only the mutability is everlasting. So is the case of emergence and disappearance of states and people over the planet earth. Ancient history is full of such evidences that empires after empires rose to the eminence and then fell into oblivion in such a way that only the eye of a keen researcher can trace them out. There were Romans, the Greeks, the French, and the Ottomans who ruled the world in such a way as if they will…

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Mugabe: Rise and Fall of the Saviour Turned Despot

The 93 years old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigned and until his resignation he was the world’s eldest leader. Earlier he had refused to resign nevertheless the military took over mid-November and there were large scale protests against him in the capital city. Analysing his rise and fall requires to see his 37 years rule as the one which developed this person into a system. He was indeed a system, an idea and the way of dealing with things. We are now left with a chance to see whether his…

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Catalonia: Destination Independence

It is the people and not the geographical boundaries of any geographical entity that are sacred. People have a right to change the geographical delimitations of a state in which they live, depending upon their social, political and economic requirements at any given period of time. The concept of statehood is bound with the concept of population. People create states and states never grow from nowhere. Global history gives evidence in support of this assertion. Catalans, a nation of 7,522,596 (2016), are the most dynamic people; they have a long…

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Rohingyas: The Wretched of the Earth

Who are the Rohingya? According to my own understanding, they could truly be called a species of uncertain taxonomic position. People who lived for centuries in the bordering region of Myanmar (Burma) and Chitagong, a hilly tract of East Bengal, one time East Pakistan, now Bangladesh since December 1971, but they are vehemently refused citizenship of either of these two countries. That is why no one else but only they deserve most the title “wretched of the earth”. They are mostly concentrated in the Burmese state of Arakan; the Rohingya…

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“We can’t let the Tories turn back the clock… The Great Repeal Bill is not about Brexit, it is about power”

The bill before parliament today is not solely about Brexit. The Labour Party respects the result of the referendum and that our relationship with Europe will fundamentally change. The vote tonight is not about whether we ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ but whether Members of Parliament or a tiny Tory elite have the final say. The Great Repeal Bill is nothing more than a cynical power grab by a Tory Government without an overall majority. This will give unchecked and almost unlimited power to a tiny group of Tory ministers. A concentration of…

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Pakistan: A State in Turmoil

Pakistan celebrated its 70th birthday in mid-August. The celebrations took place in circumstances that did not augur well for this Islamic republic in the coming days. The country is infested very deeply with corruption, malfunction of its various organs, poor governance, extremism and terrorism, foreign interference in its internal affairs because of its ill-defined foreign policy. A political party known after the name of its head, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and nothing to do with the party of the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League, has been in…

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EXCLUSIVE: Naz Shah – “As a woman, a survivor, a daughter and a mother, I will be damned if I allow a right wing sexist tabloid tell me what my experiences are… bring it on Daily Mail. I will not be silenced!

Today I’ve been given “a right to reply” regarding a story running in tomorrow’s Daily Mail. One of the questions I was offered to comment upon was, “Members of her family have challenged her account of growing up in squalor moving home 14 times in under two years” Followed by the most disturbing statement I’ve been asked to respond to, which is one about the abuse my mother suffered which reads, “her account of physical and sexual abuse suffered by her mother at the hands of Mohammed Azam was rejected…

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Theresa May’s Career on Life Support

It is very clear now that Mrs May, the Prime Minister of the UK, is now nominally in charge, destitute of any real power. Certain figures among her party are intending to place their hand on the off switch; however, it is being watched when they do so. So far, two successive Conservative leaders have gambled their majorities; David Cameron on a Brexit referendum for which he was woefully unprepared, and then Theresa May on the snap elections for which neither the country nor her party was prepared. Kate Maltby,…

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Labour: A Government in Waiting

While on holiday in Wales, the idea flashed to the mind of the British Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May that a few more seats added to her basket would make her position strong when she will sit across the negotiating table in Brussels to deal Brexit. This idea was further strengthened as she considered Labour party in disarray and its Leader still not able to get his leadership established by the dissenters of the party. Her two advisors, now removed unceremoniously, further led her into a make belief situation and…

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Genesis of Extremism and Terrorism

“Terror destabilises, not constructs; and instability creates vacuum, filled, for more often than not, by those with a fascistic agenda, whether that fascism is sponsored by religious fundamentalism or multinational colonialism”, wrote Huck Gutman, professor of English in the University of Vermont, USA. There is no denying the fact that terrorism thrives within the illegitimate borders of occupation and dictatorship; it festers behind security walls put up by imperial powers; it crosses those borders and climbs those fences to explode inside the countries responsible for, or complicit in, occupation and…

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