Mahsa Amini, also known as Jina, was a regular 22-year-old hijabi woman from Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Jina was leaving for a peaceful day on October 16, 2022, but she could not have predicted the imminent threat that the Metro ride posed to her life that day. She witnessed … Continue Reading
The Cognisant Citizen: Sri Lankan Economic Crisis 2022
*Note: The information presented in this article is a conclusive account of the events that have transpired up until the morning of July 24th, 2022.
The functioning of a country is naturally, majorly influenced by the government in power. And often, it is the case that a “third-world” country will … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: The overturning of Roe Vs Wade
The year is 1969. A 21-year-old woman named Norma McCorvey discovers that she is pregnant for the third time and wishes to terminate the pregnancy. The Texan law, at this time, has criminalized abortions in the state. McCorvey’s fight against the law famously came to be known as the Roe … Continue Reading
The Cognisant Citizen: The Sovereignty Crisis of Ukraine
*Note: Because the situation unfolds every day, the information presented in this article is a conclusive account of the events that have transpired up until the morning of February 26th, 2022
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech that made it clear to the world of his plan … Continue Reading
The Cognisant Citizen: Russo-Ukrainian Crisis 2022
Russia and Ukraine making it to the headlines is unequivocally not a news flash since that has been the case for months now. While political leaders engage in a war of words, it is the common man on both sides, hoping to not end up as a war victim or … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: Lakhimpur Kheri Violence
*Note: Because the situation unfolds everyday, the information presented in this article is a conclusive account of the events that have transpired up until the early mornings of October 9th, 2021.
On October 3rd, 2021, a polarising nationwide story broke out, reporting violence and massive rioting in the Uttar Pradesh … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: The Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan 2021
Content Warning: The following article includes mentions of violence, sexual assault and terrorism.
The despicable situation prevailing in Afghanistan has drawn the attention of all the countries towards its alarming plight. The land of traders is fighting for humanity, and the details of its downfall are nothing but affrighting. … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: Violence, Corruption & Inequality — South Africa’s Riots
Under the spotlight — South Africa
South Africa saw the worst violence and riots in the last 25 years, since the Apartheid, in the third week of July 2021. The riots resulted from the recent suspension of Ace Magashule, the Secretary-General of the ruling party, the African National Congress … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: The Assassination of Haiti’s President
The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated in Pétion-Ville, Haiti on July 7, 2021.
Moïse had started his first company Jomar Auto Parts with little initial investment and gradually began expanding his fields of business. Soon, Moïse was the first man to export bananas from Haiti to Germany (since … Continue Reading