Dard-ae-Kashaf: Story of a Rohingya Child

The place she called Home Kashaf did not have the means to watch FRIENDS, and the few friends she had in the make-shift school in the Rakhine Province of Myanmar were also dwindling. Little did she know that her ancestors were disowned by the Myanmar Government way back in 1982.[1] Her Ammi (mother) told her … Continue reading Dard-ae-Kashaf: Story of a Rohingya Child

Why it may be ethically incorrect to condemn human rights violations in a foreign society.

Ironically enough, this rather unusual idea to write a piece with a jurisprudential undertone came to me after a usual walk with my anarcho accelerationist (basically Noam Chomsky gone batshit crazy) friend. He proposed that there isn’t a difference between philosophy of ethics and jurisprudence, to which I replied with an example. As an ethical … Continue reading Why it may be ethically incorrect to condemn human rights violations in a foreign society.

China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

About Xinjiang  Xinjiang (now Uyghur Autonomous Region) is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese administrative division and spans over 1.6 million km2, bordering countries such as Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The name “Xinjiang”, which literally means “New Frontier” or “New Border”, was … Continue reading China’s Xinjiang Problem and its Re-Education Camps

#MeTooIndia : October – India’s Most Vocal Month

In 2006, Tarana Burke, an activist from The Bronx, New York coined the phrase “Me Too” as a way to present women an outlet to come forward with their experiences of sexual violence and help heal their wounds with empathy and solidarity. After a decade, in October 2017, Alyssa Milano hash tagged the phrase of … Continue reading #MeTooIndia : October – India’s Most Vocal Month

Constitutional inheritance of Feminism

Feminism is the belief in and support of the social, economic, political and educational equality of all genders. Feminists concern themselves not only with specific issues of violence against women but also, with the broader issues of education, reproductive rights, health, childcare, economic opportunities and pay equity and, the intersecting issues of gender, race, gender … Continue reading Constitutional inheritance of Feminism

Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

I refuse to pick up a rifle. I renounce all forms of violence- Jehovah’s Witness. “the obligation to use lethal force might seriously conflict with the freedom of conscience and the right to manifest one’s religion or belief.” In Jong-nam Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea, the Committee held that the right to conscientious objection to military service is inbuilt in right to freedom of conscience and belief and religion, sanctions exemption from obligatory military service to any individual if the same cannot be settled with his beliefs or religion.