Human Rights in South Asia

Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan...

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Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan peace process in Moscow Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on 23 October 2019  said Pakistan will take part in the upcoming round of a four-party meeting on the Afghan peace process, scheduled to be held in Moscow. During a weekly press briefing, Dr Faisal

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POLICE BLOCKS PROTESTERS MARCH TOWARDS INDIAN..

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POLICE BLOCKS PROTESTERS MARCH TOWARDS INDIAN HELD KASHMIR Pakistani Kashmirisr ally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris. Police have blocked a march by thousands of people in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir who wanted

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14 Injured in Kashmir Grenade Explosion

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Srinagar, Oct 06 At least 14 persons were injured on Saturday in a grenade explosion outside the District Magistrate’s office in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, police said.The injured included and a traffic policeman. Police sources said that militants hurled the grenade at the entrance of the office complex at around 11 a.m. Of the injured, one of th

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UN chief calls for respect for human rights in Kashmir (IOK

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UN chief calls for respect for human rights in Kashmir (IOK) UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday underscored the need for respecting human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now, and urged In

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ICJ condemns Indian revocation of Article 370

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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard at a roadblock at Maisuma locality in Srinagar The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the legislative steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to "respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of people in Jammu and Kashmir." India rushed

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CHINA REJECTS INDIAN MOVES IN KASHMIR

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BEIJING - Beijing has criticised India’s decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a state that borders China, accusing New Delhi of undermining its territorial sovereignty. China’s statement was most critical of the impact of India’s actions on the mainly Buddhist region of Ladakh - an area of strategic i

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15-year-old Muslim boy allegedly set on fire in Uttar Pradesh for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’

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There have been series of lunching incidents in India where victims were asked to chant “Jai Shri Ram” Unidentified individuals allegedly set a 15-year-old Muslim boy on fire in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday for

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Pulwama, Pakistan and the China Factor

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Less than two months before the convening of the most important global gathering in the neighbourhood of Pakistan and India, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum in Beijing on April 25, the Pulwama Incident threatened the stability of the world’s most strategic region, where four nuclear powers interface with each other, while another, Israel, hovers in th

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Recent Events Show That Shadowy Forces Want to Spark..

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Recent Events Show That Shadowy Forces Want to Spark a “Clash of Civilizations” The recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka strongly suggest that there are shadowy forces that want to spark a “Clash of Civilizations” between Christianity and Islam, but the the diverse and

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South Asia’s Kashmir predicament

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Though the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir atops the South Asian region geographically, this troubled valley appears to have become somewhat a proverbial tail of the region which is currently wagging the dog. For over seven decades, India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim region largely-held by India but exclusively clai

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