Tanqeed


A Never-Ending Ordeal for South Waziristan’s IDPs

Apr 2015

The vast majority of IDPs remain displaced with no clarity on when they might be able to leave their makeshift homes in camps across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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Khwaja Siras and State (Dis)Belief | TQ SALON

Mar 2015

If the state has been unwilling to fully regard penises and anuses, it has contemplated vaginas even less ably. In these social crevices then, a certain kind of space can flourish outside of the state’s harsh glare.
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Selective Mourning After Peshawar

Mar 2015

Scores of people have also died in various military operations in the last decade including earlier operations in North and South Waziristan, and Swat. So, why respond now?
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Legibility as a Political Project | TQ SALON

Feb 2015

The efforts of the Pakistani state in making “Muhajirs” legible through preferential policies did not have the effect of compartmentalizing them into a new discrete identity. To the contrary, it enabled Muhajirs to portray an ethnically neutral “Pakistani” identity.
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How Ahmadis Became Non-Muslim | TQ SALON

Feb 2015

The modern state has a distinct way of "seeing." In this vein, the anti-Ahmadiyya legislations allowed the Pakistani state to penetrate society and fulfill its cultural project of creating a modern Muslim polity.
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In Memoriam: Peshawar & How Things Come Full Circle

Feb 2015

On the two month anniversary of the attack on an army school in Peshawar, Mahru Najam recalls her own experience of attacks that have become too common -- and that cost her a friend's life.
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A Muslim Counter Narrative | VOICES

Feb 2015

A band of militants can achieve nothing more than to spread terror, damage the economy and spread anarchy. Thus, in the light of the ruling of Imam Abu Hanifa (R) and other jurists, armed rebellion cannot be justified.
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