Nuclear Brinksmanship On The Korean Peninsula

The successful subterranean test by North Korea of a hydrogen bomb, which they claim is capable of being mounted on to an intercontinental ballistic missile, though predictable, has raised alarm bells throughout the international community, particularly among the unified command centres in South Korea and Japan, which cannot operate independently […]

India Declares Instant Divorce Practice Unconstitutional

Until last week, Muslim men in India had the possibility to instantaneously divorce their wife by just pronouncing the word “Talaq” three times. However, a decision by the Indian Supreme Court has now banned the practice also known as ‘Instant Divorce’ or ‘Triple Talaq,’ declaring it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s […]

Recent Tension Between China And India

Sino-Indian diplomacy has fallen apart, and it is at the point where strong accusations have been made against the two Asian giants. Moreover, soldiers from the two countries have been locked in a bitter standoff since June when Chinese troops began the construction of a road through a contested region […]

A Battle Finally Won: Indian Court Bans Practice Of Instant Divorce, In A Move Labelled ‘Historic’ By Narendra Modi

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of instant divorce in Islam, formally known as ‘triple talaq,’ is in violation of the Constitution, thus marking a significant victory for women’s rights campaigners. The five-judge court bench repealed the practice of instant triple talaq, citing its contravention of Constitutional morality, most […]

30 Dead In Riots Protesting Indian Guru’s Rape Conviction: Government Failure And The Rise Of The Guru State

At least 30 people have died in Northern India in riots after the popular spiritual leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his female followers. Singh leads Dera Sacha Sauda, a spiritual nonprofit organization. Over 200,000 of his followers gathered in Chandigarh, the shared capital […]

The End Of “Triple Talaq:” A Victory Long Overdue For India’s Muslim Women

India’s Supreme Court banned a form of unilateral, instant, and irrevocable divorce on Tuesday, thereby answering a demand Muslim women have been making in the country for over 70 years. Known widely as “triple talaq,” the controversial practice allows husbands to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” […]

The India-Pakistan Crisis

This past Monday marked the 70th Anniversary of India’s independence from British rule. On August 14th, 1947, the region known as the Indian subcontinent was divided into two countries: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Tragically, given rampant religious differences within the formerly united colony, the split did not come without […]