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Encyclopedia > Yasser Latif Hamdani

Yasser Latif Hamdani (b.1980) is a Pakistani lawyer and writer who advocates what he calls a secular Pakistani identity and is an activist for a constitutional order in the country. He has also extensively researched and archived the life of Mahomed Ali Jinnah the founding father of Pakistan. Yasser is also a writer, writing mainly on Indian and Pakistani History and Politics. He has been published in publications like Dawn Newspaper, Daily Times Pakistan, The News and Daily Star and is a regular contributor to Chowk.com and Naseeb.com. During the Pakistan Chief Justice constitutional crisis, he came out heavily in the favour of the Chief Justice in his interview on the BBC [1]. However he supports General Musharraf's campaign against terrorism especially in the recently concluded Jamia Hafsa/ Lal Masjid crisis. A lawyer, according to Blacks Law Dictionary, is a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... // Computer programming In object-oriented programming, object identity is a mechanism for distinguishing different objects from each other. ... Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Urdu: محمد على جناح)  (December 25, 1876 – September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim politician and leader of the All India Muslim League who founded Pakistan and served as its first Governor-General. ... Founding Fathers are persons instrumental not only in the establishment (founding) of a political institution, but also in the origination of the idea of the institution. ... Dawn is Pakistans oldest and most widely-read English-language newspaper. ... There are newspapers called The News in quite a few countries and cities around the world: The News (Adelaide) The News (Karachi) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Daily Star is a British tabloid newspaper[[1]]. Its editor is Dawn Neesom [[2]]. She was promoted to the post in December 2003 after the previous editor, Peter Hill, moved to become editor of the Daily Express. ... The website Chowk. ... A constitutional crisis is a severe breakdown in the smooth operation of government. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location of Lal Masjid in Islamabad (marked with a red spot) The Lal Masjid (Urdu: لال مسجد; translated: Red Mosque) is a mosque located in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. ...

As a constitutional scholar and self styled political theorist, he is also credited with the Federation of Communities principle which seeks to introduce a third house with community representatives in a new secular and democratic dispensation he favors for Pakistan. This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ...

Yasser is often accused of being anti-Indian and anti-Islam in some circles but most of these claims are unsubstantiated. His support of the Lal Masjid operation conducted by the Pakistan Army, his stance against one religious Islamic group during his studies at Rutgers, and his articles against the priestly class are often cited as examples of his hatred for Islam. He himself denies these charges and draws a distinction between what he calls "Mullahism" and Islam. He has described Islam and the Islamic civilisation to be the most remarkable achievement of humanity in the middle ages. Paradoxically many Indians consider him to be anti-Indian and by inference pro-Muslim because of his criticisms of Mohandas Gandhi and his (Yasser's) support to Indian minorities inter alia Muslims. His supporters claim that he During his stay at Rutgers, he went to the extent of accusing certain university students of participating in terrorism and that he had predicted that well in advance of 9/11 that some in the Muslim community were involved in planning a major terrorist attack on US soil. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of Indias independence from British colonial rule to...

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6447215.stm



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