Researcher in Religious Studies and South Asia
Chirayu Thakkar is extensively trained in Religious Studies particularly in Hinduism. Currently, he is associated with the University of Chester, UK. He writes on the interplay between religion and various other disciplines, especially in South Asia.
Religious laws are centuries and even millennia old. They are out of sync with the social, technological and cultural advancements that have taken place over the ages. While certain moral and ethical dimensions may still be invaluable to society, the argument of treating archaic mores as infallible or as laws in the contemporary context does not hold water.
While it comes to nuclear warfare, there's a world of difference between possessing a warhead and delivering at the point of detonation. Even if Pakistan has as many as or more warheads than India, we are accoutred with much more advanced technology in terms of delivery and defence.
11/06/2016 8:41 AM IST
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