From India to Palestine

From India to Palestine

    In 1948, Israel was created on Palestinian land. Palestinians lost their homes and villages; huge numbers were expelled; they became refugees elsewhere or in their own land. In 1967, the West Bank and Gaza were also occupied by Israel. For more than five decades now, Palestinians have suffered the violent and unjust realities…

A Secular Case for a Common Civil Code

A Secular Case for a Common Civil Code

The news regarding Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim organisations’ adamant stand on the issue of triple talaq and the BJP-led union government’s attempt to push for a Universal Civil Code (hereafter UCC)1 has energised the debate on reforms in Muslim personal laws verses a UCC. A section of Muslim women along with the Bhartiya…

On the Liberal Indian Academic Living in Fear Today

On the Liberal Indian Academic Living in Fear Today

 Gayathri Sreedharan It’s hard to steal focus from the student community these days. Especially on a day like today, when the names Anirban, Umar and Kanhaiya continue to dominate headlines. Before a JNU students’ protest march demanding the release of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, JNU Student’s Union Vice President Shehla Rashid described the student…