Hina Khalid

About Hina Khalid

I am currently studying for an MA at King's College London, in Middle Eastern Studies. Having read Theology at Cambridge, I am fascinated by the intersection of religion, nationalism and politics. In my spare time, I can be found reading, writing poetry or watching Bollywood movies.

One Of India’s Most Famous Journalists, Praised For Her Support Of Marginalized Groups, Is Brutally Murdered Outside Her Home

55-year old Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who fought against injustice and openly criticized right-wing groups, was fatally shot by three unknown attackers in front of her home in Bangalore. The incident took place on Tuesday and has led to widespread shock and outrage across India, with fellow journalists and […]

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 The five-judge court bench repealed the practice of instant triple talaq, citing its contravention of Constitutional morality, most […]

Israel’s Plans To Shut Down Al Jazeera Decried By Organizations And Journalists Worldwide

On August 6th, Israel’s Communication Minister Ayoob Kara announced his plans to withdraw the credentials of Al Jazeera’s Arabic and English journalists and close down its Jerusalem bureau. The Doha-based news channel has been active in Israel-Palestine since 1996, but has recently been accused of ‘incitement’ by Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Wave Of Violence Hits Indian-Administered Kashmir: The Symptoms Of An Unresolved Dispute

Over the past few days, civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets in a series of protests against Indian forces. The unrest on Tuesday came in response to the killing of two suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. One death occurred during a gunbattle with Indian […]

Renewed Violence In Jerusalem: Why The Tension In Israel/Palestine Shows No Signs Of Abating

2017 marks a year of bitter anniversaries in Palestinian history. 10 years since the blockade of Gaza, 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, a seminal event which represents the first step in securing a Jewish homeland […]

Congress Voices Opposition To Continued U.S Involvement In Yemen

On Friday, July 14, the U.S House of Representatives voted to restrict U.S military intervention in Yemen’s civil war and reassess Washington’s strong backing of the Saudi-led forces against the Houthi rebels. It has been over two years since conflict engulfed the Arab world’s poorest nation, and the criticism voiced […]

France And West African Nations Launch Force To Combat Militant Groups

On July 2nd, France alongside five African states, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, launched a multinational coalition to fight armed groups and violent extremists in the Sahel region. The meeting between France and the five African nations, formally known as the G5 Sahel Force, took place in the […]

Colombia Witnesses A New Wave Of Violence Almost A Year After Signing Historic Peace Deal

In September 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the country’s largest guerrilla force, signed a historic peace agreement, with President Juan Manuel Santos declaring that “we don’t accept violence as the means of defending ideas.” However, hopes of lasting stability have waned in recent months as […]