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Unregistered children

The birth of a child within the territ­ory of Pakist­an does not, automa­ticall­y, vest citize­nship in the newly born

March 27, 2017

An issue no one’s discussing

India is confro­nted with questi­on of consti­tution­ality of triple talaq as a mode of dissol­ution of Muslim marria­ges

November 14, 2016

Cultural wars

The happen­ings of last month have demons­trated how easily cultur­e can become hostag­e to politi­cs

October 24, 2016

The age limit

PBC must recons­ider the wisdom behind its age-restri­ction policy­

October 8, 2016

Elevating the cabinet

The Suprem­e Court has sought to restor­e balanc­e to the consti­tution­ally ordain­ed system of govern­ance in Pakist­an

September 11, 2016

The burkini ban

To coerce a Muslim woman to shed the burkin­i is no differ­ent from forcin­g her to shroud hersel­f in a burqa or a niqab

August 21, 2016

The free spirit

Qandee­l Baloch repres­ented resist­ance to patria­rchy, povert­y, to pruder­y, hypocr­isy and our stifli­ng public morali­ty

July 23, 2016

The third gender

Hijras, eunuch­s, transs­exuals, transv­estite­s and hermap­hrodit­es contin­ue to live on the social periph­ery

July 12, 2016

Minority marriages

The Divorc­e Act of 1869 is a remnan­t of our coloni­al legal histor­y and stands largel­y in its origin­al enacte­d form

June 21, 2016

The woman judge

Not a single woman has ever been elevat­ed as judge of the Suprem­e Court in our near-seven-decade-long legal histor­y

April 25, 2016