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August 2020

The Erosion of ‘Secular India’ Modi is implementing his Hindutva project

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The Erosion of ‘Secular India’ Modi is implementing his Hindutva project   Right after its independence in 1947, India did two crucial things: it gave all citizens the right to vote, and it adopted a secular constitution that enshrined equality before law. Over the decades, some of that high-mindedness has eroded. Corruption and “goondah-raj” (thug rule) politics have become some ... Read More »

Tentative Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Police Order, 2002

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Tentative Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Police Order, 2002 Kamran Adil The European Union started using the technique of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) with regards to the proposed and current legislation. The International Association of Impact Assessment defines ‘Impact Assessment’ as ‘the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action’. There is no tradition or requirement ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Export Recovery Four actions to speed up the process

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Pakistan’s Export Recovery Four actions to speed up the process Magazine Desk After months of decline in Pakistan’s exports, the Ministry of Commerce recently claimed that the country’s exports in June 2020 witnessed a decline of 6.83pc, terming it a “sign of recovery particularly after the historic fall by 8pc, 54pc and 33pc in March, April and May, respectively. This ... Read More »

Kashmir Conundrum and the International Law

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Kashmir Conundrum and the International Law Abdul Rasool Syed The scrapping of Article 370 and subsequent annexation and illegal occupation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir by India has, once again, brought into international limelight the seven-decade-old Kashmir issue, a prime cause of friction between two neighbouring nuclear states, i.e. India and Pakistan. Before this constitutional catastrophe, the occupied ... Read More »