Asia

SC and Minority rights in Pakistan

Source: Dawn THE conferment of the International Justice Excellence Award on former chief justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani at The Hague is an honour for Pakistan; Mr Jillani deserves to be felicitated by the nation. The award was given by the International Institute for Justice of the Netherlands to […]

Ruling to jail woman in mosque noise case upheld

Source: AT The Supreme Court in Indonesia has ruled in favor of upholding an 18-month prison sentence for a woman convicted of blasphemy charges last year. Meiliana, a 44-year-old ethnically Chinese Indonesian, was accused of making remarks about the loudspeakers of a mosque in Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra in 2016. […]

US is ‘leader of world terrorism’

Source: TOI Who is propagating and encouraging terrorism in today’s world? Who wanted to use ISIS (the Islamic State group) as a tool?” Rouhani asked, saying that the US is harboring the leaders of the jihadist organization. “Even now America is hiding the heads of ISIS, even now they are […]

Unpacking deradicalisation

Source: Dawn ONCE again, as the state rolls up its sleeves to rid society of militancy, plans beyond the conventional security operations are under the spotlight. And this includes figuring out how to deal with militants. In this regard, words such as ‘deradicalisation’ are being bandied about; but it is […]