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Law & processions By A.G. Noorani

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A PROCESSION has been defined by some lawyers as a public meeting in motion. A fortnight ago, a couple of judges of the supreme...

Pretensions of invincibility – Raoof Hasan

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“But when we crave power over life – endless wealth, unassailable safety, immortality – then desire becomes greed. And if knowledge allies itself to...

Police conduct By A.G. Noorani

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JUDGES and lawyers take huge comfort from fatuous generalisations on the independence of the police force of India, its accountability to the law and...

Unequal and ill – Zubeida Mustafa

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THE world could not have been more unequal in contemporary history than what it is today. It has always been unequal but the present...

Biden’s contain-China strategy By Maleeha Lodhi

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ADDRESSING the UN General Assembly last month, President Joe Biden promised a new era of “relentless diplomacy” and renewed US commitment to multilateralism that...

After the amnesty | Huma Yusuf

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AFTER all the brutality and bloodshed, an amnesty is in the offing. Much has already been written about the moral dubiousness and clumsiness of...

Party vs democracy By A.G. Noorani

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EVENTS in India of late richly illustrate once again that Indian ‘democracy’ is unique among recognised parliamentary democracies. This should cause no surprise. The...

Weddings with a difference | Rafia Zakaria

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SOCIAL media, most will not be surprised to hear, has colonised the world of marriages and betrothals. Such is the invasion that matters are...

Biden only complicates it for us – JAWED NAQVI

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IN the end we have to fight our own battles, be it for democracy or justice or human rights, and with the singular resolve...

Dance of death By Zarrar Khuhro

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THERE’S no such thing as a spontaneous act of genocide. You have to plan for it, you have to water the fields of hate...