Diveristy Archive

State and ethnic conflict in Pakistan – by Dr Rubina Saigol: State and ethnic conflict Monday, September 28, 2009 Dr Rubina SaigolThe writer is an independent researcher specialising in social development In a highly centralised and authoritarian state, the rights of the federating units tend to be undermined. The issue
Religion, Politics and Minorities in Pakistan: Religion and politics Rubina SaigolMonday, September 21, 2009 The writer is an independent researcher specialising in social developmentIn the past few months, there has been a noticeable increase in religiously-motivated violence against minority communities, especially in Punjab. The most
Corporate advertising during Ramadan plays into the legacy of General Zia’s Islamisation efforts. NFP’s article.: Pious follies Posted by Nadeem F. Paracha Source Islam is believed to be the basis of nationalism on which the Pakistani state was constituted, even though this notion continues to be hotly contested. Liberals hold the view that Pakistan
What unsung minorities have done for Pakistan – Guest post by Qudrat Ullah: By Qudrat Ullah The Gojra inferno has once again highlighted the need to reassess our treatment of Pakistan’s most potential asset- the non Muslim Pakistanis and decide the future strategy in the light of past mistakes. One positive aftermath
What can we learn from The Madina Charter? A Multifaith and Mutlicultural Constitution for Peace and Conflict Resolution: Peace and Conflict Resolution Concepts in the Madina Charter by Yetkin Yildirim It is much easier to make contact with people from vastly different cultures and beliefs in the context of today’s world. Unfortunately, increased globalization has also broadened
New terrorists in an old context – by Mosharraf Zaidi: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 One of the clear invocations of the Bhagvad Gita is an invitation to human beings to explore and traverse the more difficult, but righteous path that Krishna articulates for an angst-ridden Arjuna. The Sangh Parivar’s
The Jewish school where half the pupils are Muslim: A great example of inter-faith harmony: King David, in Birmingham, is a state primary where the children learn Hebrew, recite Jewish prayers, eat kosher food and wave Israeli flags. So how come the majority of pupils are followers of Islam? Jonathan Margolis investigates Thursday, 1