Peru looked for a new head of state after lawmakers failed to name what would be the third president to lead the country in a week. The country is in the tight grab of one of the most lethal COVID-19 outbreaks, and political commentators say the constitutional crisis cast the country’s democracy at no point.
The thing which is to focus on is what it has achieved so far? The high hopes and expectations were not fulfilled. The status quo was overthrown and replaced by a new status quo in some countries and destruction, additionally, for some countries. There is a serious lack of communication between the opposing parties, demonstrators, governments, and external forces. When the conflicts started, they had to be managed because once they started and were not closely managed, they become out of control. The Middle East now is seemingly an amalgam of conflicts and instability among other things.
Although the Indian constitution guarantees that the disparate set of tribes, ethnicities, and religions are part of the whole Indian nationalism, Indian sovereignty is challenged since the post-colonial establishment of the nation-state by the restive population. To confront these disparate set of security challenges to its territorial integrity and security of the state, the Indian government enacted various legislations which are presumably per the letter and spirit of the Indian constitution and international human rights accord to which India is a signatory, but in practice are more in the spirit of a draconian legislative armour of the state to fight the separatists’ challenges with a hardened approach.
It is clear that misleading claims wherever they originate from, deeply hurt the sentiment and struggle of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan who have rallied for years in order to receive their constitutional rights and be consolidated with Pakistan. All such fabricated claims are an attempt to deny the people of Gilgit-Baltistan their desire to receive proper provincial status.
The recent development in making Gilgit-Baltistan a province is a faint ray of hope for the 2 million population of Gilgit Baltistan. It has been the misfortune of Gilgit-Baltistan that the educated young generation here is still unable to think of the homeland. If the nation’s youth are deprived of the ability to think, and the purpose of education is only part of the employment. It is useless to pin hopes on the future of this nation. But even today, there is no shortage of people in this nation who have pain for the region who can play a savior role in the region’s future deprivations.
Myanmar amidst decades-long ethnic crises and military rule is going to witness the next election of schedule on 8 November 2020. Historically, it will be the second election after the historic victory of democracy over the 50 years of military rule. It seems that instead of making this election inclusive for all ethnicities, the International community is supporting the Myanmar government in its hostile steps. The current bleak picture of Myanmar’s ethnic crises and the crucial role of the West in the recent election has shocked the world. It is a need of an hour for the West and international institutions to support Rohingya to get their electoral rights to mitigate the ethnic crises through free and fair elections.
18th Amendment, with all its fruitful implications, has also inserted an article 19A, which is “Right to information” that ensures access of common people to any information in any public offices, thus strengthening democracy. Pakistan is the federation, and the 18th Amendment balances the center and its federating units. This Amendment is a hope and fate changer for millions of people of small and under-privileged provinces.
Under the guiding vision of 2030, KSA is radically changing in so many ways in a small matter of time that it confounds its advocates and detractors alike. This transformation from a socially conservative society to a modernizing one does have its own set of consequences. MBS leadership will matter significantly in how the Kingdom travel delicate balances among different actors in society without enraging anyone to the point of mass protest or group violence.
The question of provincializing Gilgit-Baltistan has haunted Pakistan time and again since the former’s unconditional accession in 1948. PTI government is grappling with similar challenges but came up with a resolute intention to make the territory – the fifth province of Pakistan, unlike her predecessor regimes. India has warned Islamabad of possible violations of her international commitments and deliberate alienation of Wilsonian right of self-determination for the long-troubled Kashmiris. Yet, it doesn’t appear to be affecting the government’s policy in any visible manner.