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BREXIT: AT LAST A WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

  After all, a withdrawal agreement consisting of 585 pages has been drafted. The document is a road map for the UK to leave the EU scheduled for 29 March 2019. It’s important to lay out first the important points of this agreement and then to evaluate these critically and logically. The transition period, termed as implementation period by the UK government will begin from 29 March 2019 and end on 31 December 2020 It would be imperative upon the UK to abide by all the rules of EU, yet…

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Anjem Choudary: A Real Danger or Just a Scarecrow?

It would be most pertinent to state in the very outset that the presence of Muslims in the UK dates back more than one hundred years and has deep roots in British history. However, there is little awareness amongst today’s population that Muslims are not foreigners in British society. They influenced the growth of Britain and contributed to the country’s growth and reconstruction of after World War II. As of mid-2010, the official total of the resident population in the UK was estimated to be 62.03 million of which 2.9…

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The Brexit Shambles – Theresa May is in Office But Not in Power

Today, as the EU Council convenes in Brussels I expected to be writing a quite different opinion piece. Theresa May was expected to announce outline agreement on the EU Withdrawal Treaty and bring some long overdue clarity to the post Brexit transition. Instead we seem to be as far away from agreement as ever and the consequences are unforgiveable. The government have reached a Brexit impasse. Boxed in by the impossible fantasies of the hard Brexiter’s in her own party on one side and the implacable and intransigent members of…

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An Extradition Treaty Between UK & Pakistan Seems to be in the Offing

The act by one jurisdiction to deliver a person who has been accused of committing a crime in another jurisdiction or has been convicted of a crime in that other jurisdiction into the custody of a law enforcing agency of the other jurisdiction is termed as extradition. Extradition is normally regulated by treaties between the countries. The consensus in international law is that a state does not have any obligation to surrender an alleged criminal to a foreign state, because one principle of sovereignty is that every state has legal…

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UN High Commissioner’s Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir

The full title of this report is: Report on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and General Human Rights Concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. This report was issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 14, 2018. The same day Mr Shujaat Bukhari, editor-in-chief of the English daily the Rising Kashmir, founded in 2008, was murdered by unknown assailants in Press Colony of Srinagar…

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Motives of Tripartite Bombers of Syria

They lied yesterday and they are lying even today. They have no remorse of how they subjected Iraq, Syria and Libya to complete ruin. They think that the world at large is unaware of their dirty designs in Afghanistan, a port from where they may ultimately embark to ruin Pakistan. Yes Pakistan; they want to punish her for maintaining a strong, disciplined fighting force with their nuclear assets. On Saturday morning, the 14th of April, Britain joined the US and France in bombing Syria. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister,…

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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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“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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