There is an urgent need to crack a whip on those who dispose of drugs whether in manifest or secret to the mentally disturbed victims. At the same time, instead of penalising the drug takers, they should be given counselling sessions to sort out issues that prompt them to take these drugs in the first place.
Naturally, every Muslim practices his or her religion within the cultural context in which he or she lives. This explains the striking diversity of Islam observed when one travels in Muslim countries—say, from Morocco to Indonesia
In this conflict, Turkey is supporting a losing side. However, Ankara’s priority in Syria is not necessarily to back a winner. Its aim is just to carve a stake for itself in its near neighbourhood and to ensure that other powers operating in Syrian landscape acknowledge Turkish interests.
It may be difficult for Taliban to come to terms with the Afghan government as we know they see their version of Sharia law diametrically opposed to democratic secular laws which are in vogue this time around in Kabul.
Trump’s message is clear: As long as India opens up its markets to American products, and is willing to make common cause with the United States on some foreign policy issues, the shared commitment to democratic values and civil rights of minorities can be set aside
Kashmir, like the Internet, has been mostly in silent mode since August 5. The quietude could be deceptive. It is never easy to decipher the Kashmiri mind. Kashmiri duality has been both a liability and an asset. After August 5, it has kept everybody befuddled.
Expectations are that the global growth will witness a moderate rebound in the current year. The uptick is expected on the back of a cyclical rebound in global manufacturing, easier monetary policy conditions creating easier financial conditions and easing of global trade tensions.
Statehood, domicile rights, protection of jobs emerge central planks of new J&K politics tentatively taking shape in the wake of repeal of Article 370
It can be argued that the disappointment of a flailing trade relationship has also encouraged Washington to use statements on Kashmir as a lever to pressure India on concessions. As economic expectations begin to fade, Kashmir and the CAA have become an inflection point
OIC has so far failed to unify Ummah or even rise to the level where it could be counted as a significant voice among the commity of nations. With a good beginning made at Kuala Lumpur, Turkey, Iran and Malaysia need to move forward and give their alliance a formal shape.