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India from Indira Gandhi's Emergency

India from Indira Gandhi's Emergency  

Unbounded optimism and expectation existed when India became an independent nation on 15 August 1947, after nearly 150 years of British rule. It was widely assumed that because colonial rule ...
Indo-Pak Massacres

Indo-Pak Massacres  

The British departure from the Indian subcontinent in August 1947 and the division of that area into the dominions of India and Pakistan were accompanied by large-scale violence. The epicenter ...
Pakistan

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,140 words

Any discussion on human rights in a predominantly Muslim state such as Pakistan cannot be separated from an exploration of

Pakistan, Secular Laws in

Pakistan, Secular Laws in   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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2,162 words
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Pakistan was born out of the partition of the Indian Subcontinent at midnight on August 14, 1947. Despite constituting a

Personal Status Law in South and Southeast Asia

Personal Status Law in South and Southeast Asia  

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State-promulgated personal status laws, which prescribe distinct rules for citizens based upon confessional identity, are common to both Muslim-majority and -minority states in South and Southeast ...
United Nations Human Rights Council

United Nations Human Rights Council  

In 2006 the United Nations General Assembly voted to dissolve the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, for sixty years the traditional center of UN diplomacy on human rights, and ...

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