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Researchers at the Centre for Development Policy and Practice

Amir Ullah Khan and Riaz Shaikh  |  26-11-2020

World over, the focus has been on migrants for the past few years. The outgoing President of the US made migration the cornerstone of his successful Presidential campaign in 2016. He did the same this year but failed to get re-elected b...

Many women wrongly think physical violence against them is justified

Amir Ullah Khan and Netheena Mathews  |  17-11-2020

India’s record by way of the treatment of women is dismal. The rapes in UP, gruesome, and frequent have highlighted the problems our women face, but sadly, no one seems to care. One out of three women and girls in India has faced ...

How Covid-19 has devastated access to education

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  17-11-2020

The year 2020 is a tragic one for a variety of reasons. One of those is by way of its the impact on education and on schooling. Enrolment rates in 2020 are relatively lower than those in 2018.  While children between ages 6-7 are p...

Muslim Dilemma in Independent India

Amir Ullah Khan and Riaz Shaikh  |  27-10-2020

In the backdrop of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, it becomes essential to first understand the facets of Citizenship laws, policies, rights and duties in a comprehensive framework. We at CDPP, with support from USIP...

Raging Pandemic, Rising Unemployment Add to Flood-hit Bihar’s Election Woes

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  29-09-2020

The dates for the Bihar Assembly elections have been announced and the state goes to polls late in October 2020.  Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had formed ...

Why don’t Muslim children do better than their parents?

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  15-09-2020

Affirmative action has helped SCs and STs reduce the mobility gap by 50% and 30% respectively, while upward mobility for Muslims has declined consistently since the 1960s. Over the last 15 years, the upward mobility for Muslims has larg...

India and the US: sick and tired

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  08-09-2020

The pandemic that hit the world in 2019, is continuing to strain social and economic conditions, particularly in the US and India. These countries are grappling with a public health crisis owing to a burgeoning number of covid19 cases, coup...

Is India (becoming) a police state?

Amir Ullah Khan and Sriram Bhupathiraju  |  31-08-2020

Police forces in India primarily function under the colonial Police Act of 1861. The Act of 1861 was a law enacted to make a formidable police force that would quell any repeat of one of the first wars of Indian Independence. Today, mor...

Minorities Missing: NEP-2020 is yet another non inclusive policy

Amir Ullah Khan and Sriram Bhupathiraju  |  25-08-2020

From what the Prime Minister has said and what was articulated at the government’s press conference, the NEP-2020 is a paradigm shift in India’s education. That is where it gets exciting, and immediately, that is where it st...

Governments and the Global Humanitarian Crisis

Amir Ullah Khan and Nahia Hussain  |  04-08-2020

What does one do in times like these when the entire world is reeling under a tragedy of unprecedented proportions? Millions of people have been infected and thousands have died. What is more, millions have lost jobs are going hungry. H...