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Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture

Islam as The Antidote to Rape Culture

Raees Ahmed There is no denying the fact that women in our contemporary society find least respect and safety in every corner and institution. Men have put forth their greatest efforts and energy to harm these noble creatures. Rape and sexual harassment is the most cruel and vicious one. Man’s rapacity to dominate his counterpart […]

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Increase in Sexual Harassments while Pursuing ‘Progress and Development’

Increase in Sexual Harassments while Pursuing ‘Progress and Development’

From every nook and corner of the world a term; “Progress and Development” is resounding. Over this term, there is existing competition among nations. Nations strive hard; utilize a big chunk of their budget on this name. However, the concept of progress and development we hold lets us down at once especially the moment we […]

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Are teachers prohibited to marry?

Are teachers prohibited to marry?

At the time when the world is sending their felicitations and best wishes to Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma on tying their knot in Italy we have an unpleasant story in this part of the world. Yes, Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Sumaiya Bashir from Arigam in Tral township of Pulwama district […]

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Rani Padmavati, Right Wing Brigade and The Distortion of History

Rani Padmavati, Right Wing Brigade and The Distortion of History

Peer Bilal Baba & M Altaf Kumhar About the History, there is a thing that we are never sure what exactly happened because often, the facts get mutated with the ravages of time and travel. Padmavati, the upcoming Bollywood film based on a poem about a Rajput ‘fictitious’ queen written by the 16th century Sufi […]

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An open letter to Naeem Akhtar

An open letter to Naeem Akhtar

Nadeem Gul Dear Sir, Hope you will find this letter in a good health. I was delighted that you have finally shown some concern towards us, the misguided youth. You want cinemas to be restored for us. It seems that you have realised lately that the youth of Valley have seen blood and blood only […]

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‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

I entered the office of my company and witnessed three distinguished gentlemen, including my boss – a retired chief engineer discussing issues of diverse nature, and this made me curious. Every one was adamant to his reference and others had enough to counter every argument from the across the table. Meanwhile, we started to talk […]

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Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

The daily news in recent months has become nauseating. For months, it is nothing more than violence, hatred and rapes that dominate the news. First, it was cow vigilantism. The “gau rakshaks” were busy paying tributes to their “mother” by taking the law into their own hands lynching the members of the minority community on […]

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Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror

Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror

We woke up to the sonorous sounds of rain. And in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfello, “the best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”. We too had the same feeling. We had no example in our life that how a few days of incessant raining could turn into […]

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History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims

History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar is a non-secular Buddhist majority country. The Theravada Buddhists and Christians are the two main religious communities groups in Myanmar with the Muslims being the third, enumerated population of Burma tells that, Buddhists make up 89.8 percent of the population, Christians 6.3 percent and Muslims 2.3 percent. The Burmese Muslim community is largely a community of traders […]

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Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel

Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel

        Eid-ul-Adha – as we all know – is an Eid of sacrifice. It is celebrated for two and a half days. The festival is observed by the Muslim ummah who remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S); “Surely Ibrahim was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature […]