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Kashmir and UN Human Rights

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For the first time ever UN published a scathing human rights report on Kashmir.  This was highly appreciated and many expect that it may restrain India committing brutalities and most inhuman atrocities on the hapless Kashmiris. A few were optimistic that at least it may auger well to restore some semblance of peace and quiet. It was considered a huge succes

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of J&K Students!

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Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On  14th  March,  2016,  a  rumour  was  spread

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Settle Siachen

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TRAGEDIES invite attention to the human follies which led to them. On Feb 3, an avalanche hurtled down the Siachen glacier wiping out an Indian military post and killing 10 Indian soldiers. In its wake not a few urged the settlement of the Siachen dispute with Pakistan. Similar pleas were heard in Pakistan a few years ago when an avalanche exacted a toll of human live

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Sinking Into Oblivion, Rising From The Ashes

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The jarring report on over 2000 unmarked mass graves in Indian Held Kashmir [1] that came to light last month failed to elicit a response from the United Nations. When pressed for comments, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon apologized that he had ‘no comments for now.' [2] This is not just the UN lacking teeth; it is the UN being reduced to virtual dysfunction_

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Massacre and Harassment in Kashmir

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In the modern era, various forms of state terrorism continue by the Israeli armed forces on the Palestinians. While with the backing of Burmese military regime and the covert assistance of Hindus, recent bloodshed of the minority Rohingya Muslim community at the hands of the Rakhine extremist Buddhists in Burma (Myanmar) presents another such example. Similarly, durin

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Gang Rapes in Kashmir

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The case of gang rape in Delhi has remained a focus of almost all the print and electronic media in the country, followed by the violent and angry protests at India Gate, in the heart of New Delhi. Not only the residents of Delhi, but also the whole country has condemned this heinous crime. Living their own life of peace, far from turbulent Kashmir, the young generati

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Silence on Rapes in Kashmir

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In the backdrop of recent incident of gang-rape of a girl in Delhi, Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, Chairman National Minorities commission & former Chief information commissioner of India has admitted that there have been numerous & widespread allegations of rape against Indian Army in Kashmir which have largely remained un-investigated with the result that culprits have gon

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of Kashmiri

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Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On 14th March, 2016, a rumour was spread on WhatsApp that “Kashmiri students are cooking beef”, in their hos

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India’s juvenile volte face

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It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which were to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York next week. India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart S M Qur

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Muslims left out of the India growth story, study shows

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In Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim community has considerably higher mobility than in the rest of India. AP Photo One of the most important ways to determine levels of inequality in a country is to look at differences in people’s access to opportunities. India seems to have performed poorly on that score,

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