Human Rights in South Asia

Kashmir and Other Traumas

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi

AFTER tense days despite exit polls predicting outright victory for him, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party did sweep the Delhi polls with 62 seats in the 70-member assembly. The BJP gained five seats over its previous tally of three, well below its much-advertised expectations of capturing power. The Congre

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Kashmir is a flashpoint, Mushaal reminds the global community

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“People in Kashmir have been deprived of the right to live, the right to eat and the right to educate their children”. MUSHAAL Hussein Mullick, chair person the of Pakistan Peace and Culture Orga n i sation (PPCO) and wife of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who is currently languishing in a small cage-like death cell, whi

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India condemned as Labour MP denied entry, deported

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LONDON: The Indian government’s decision to deny entry to prominent politician and Labour MP Debbie Abrahamas caused outrage in the UK as politicians and media united to condemn the Indian regime for barring her entry just because she speaks in favour of oppressed people of Kashmir and has strongly condemned Modi for anti-Muslim citizenship laws.

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India rejects UN chief’s mediation for Kashmir

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NEW DELHI: India on Monday rejected an offer by the United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres for mediation on the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, pronouncing that the matter will only be discussed bilaterally, reported The Hindu. Guterres, who is on a four-day trip to Pakistan, had last week said in Islamabad that he was “ready to help if both count

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Kashmir is an international dispute: UN

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NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD: The United Nations (UN) on Friday said Kashmir conundrum would be addressed in line with the UN Charter and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions in a peaceful manner. Negating Indian claims, the UN official website said in a statement with reference to the UNSC meeting on Kashmir that Kashmir issue would be

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430 Indian Dalits convert to Islam

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Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion.   I can live with self-dignity only when I shed this cast-based identity: One of the Dalits who conve

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The global limelight is now on Kashmir

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'The Kashmir issue has become internationalised after nearly half a century. ‘India, not Pakistan, has done so pro-actively,' says Shekhar Gupta. Does the world care about Kashmir? They know that it is part of the subcontinent, over whic

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Death of Secular and Democratic India

  0 comments   |     by Swapna Gopinath

Ayodhya Verdict unravels a new sensibility and a distinctly different social reality, in several diverse ways. One aspect to be mentioned here is the extraordinary rush of appeals for peace in the country. With large battalions of police force deployed throughout the nation, the government and mass media and the social media sent out appeals again and again. The ver

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The Kartarpur factor

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Opinions should only be based on facts. Love is wise. Hatred is foolish — Bertrand Russell WHAT is the significance of Kartarpur? Can it be scaled up to impact India-Pakistan relations? Can it be extended to a Kashmir settlement? Many Indians see it as a ploy by Pakistan to cultivate Sikh goodwill to counter I

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Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

  0 comments   |     by Shamsul Islam

One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest target of the Hindutva killer/demolition squad. It was ordered to be built by Mughal king Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram known as Shahjahan (1592-1666) in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is interesting to note that it was named as Taj Mahal (Crown of th

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