India


History Of Women’s Rights

Rebecca Adami. Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. New York: Routledge, 2019 Review by Shanisha Pillay (52656162) Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasize gender equality by illustrating why it is important for women to be specifically included in the Declaration of Human Rights. “This book […]


The Vicious Cycle Of Conflict And Climate Change In The Himalaya

The Himalaya has played host to conflict for centuries, with modern conflicts centred largely around international borders and ethnic disputes stretching across borders from Afghanistan to Myanmar, after the region was decolonized following the Second World War. A relatively new element shifting state tactics within the ongoing conflict is the […]


Three Indian Engineers Released In Taliban Prisoner Swap

On Monday, a source from the Afghan government confirmed that a prisoner swap had taken place between the Afghan government and the Taliban. According to numerous reports, the Afghan government released eleven Taliban members in exchange for three Indian engineers. The engineers were among seven kidnapped by the Taliban in […]


Anglican Archbishop Prostrates As Apology For 1919 British Massacre In Amritsar

On the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury embraced the bold act of prostrating at the site of the Amritsar massacre, as a deeply meaningful symbol of a personal request for forgiveness for the British colonial atrocity. Over 400 were slaughtered and more […]


Pakistan Arrests 22 Protestors As Pro-Independence Protests Continue

On September 7, 22 Kashmiri protestors were arrested by Pakistani forces while continuing their ongoing resistance against foreign control of Kashmir, especially India’s recent controversies in the region. The protest had been ongoing since September 6 at Tatrinote within Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Those arrested are, but a slight fraction against the […]


Surrogacy Markets: An Ethical And Legal Approach

Surrogacy is not a new phenomenon. For thousands of years, women have nominated others to give birth on their behalf. However, technological advances such as IVF, softening of cultural attitudes and the trend of having children later have fuelled a recent boom in surrogacy. In the past two decades, it […]


The Belt And Road Initiative And The Promise Of Development: Economic Empowerment, Debt-Trap Diplomacy And Security Risks

In September 2013, during a visit to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan, President Xi Jinping of China spoke of an initiative that would “open the strategic regional thoroughfare from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea, and gradually move toward the set-up of a network of transportation that connects Eastern, Western […]


“Kashmir Hour:” Pakistan Shows Solidarity With The Disputed Region

On Friday, August 30, traffic and trains stopped in Pakistan at 12 pm as crowds gathered to show solidarity with the people in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. The event was led by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in response to India’s ongoing lockdown, including a high military presence and […]


Indian Citizenship List Excludes Nearly Two Million In Assam State

India published a list on Saturday which in essence disqualifies the citizenship rights and claims of about 1.9 million people living in the state of Assam. Located in the northeast region of the nation, according to BBC News, Assam has long been a hotbed for anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Bangladeshi sentiments. The […]


Two Deaths in Kashmir Gun Battle As Tensions Rise

In the disputed, Indian-administered Kashmir, two people were killed in a gun battle that took place on August 21st in the Ganie-Haman area of the Baramulla district, costing the lives of a Kashmir militant and an Indian police officer. The clash denotes escalating frustrations following the revocation of Article 370 […]