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India: Love Jihad and targetting of religious minorities

Published in the South Asia Citizens Web on Oct. 16 : The recent outpouring of support for the “development” agenda of the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, by several leaders of the Catholic and Protestant churches may possibly stave off the immediate attention of the dreaded Intelligence Bureau and the Ministry of Home affairs, but it is not likely to reduce...

UN ‘deeply concerned’ over Maldives crackdown

Published in The Business Standard on Oct. 17 :: The United Nations today voiced “deep concern” over a crackdown by the Maldivian Supreme Court on the country’s independent rights watchdog for cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council. The five-member independent Human Rights Council of the Maldives (HRCM) faces “serious criminal charges” for submitting a report to the UN, spokeswoman Ravina...

Ansar Burney for end to Indian aggression

Published in The News – Pakistan on Oct. 17 :: Human rights organisation Ansar Burney Trust International Thursday called on India to stop firing on innocent people of Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and resolve issues through dialogue. International ambassador for peace and human rights Ansar Burney said that in the last two weeks, more than a dozen...

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Where is the justice?

There is little sign that Nepal’s leaders are prepared to address atrocities during a war that ended eight years ago Published in the Nepali Times on Oct. 17 by David Seddon :: Some 30 countries, from Algeria to Uganda, have established commissions of enquiry into alleged atrocities perpetrated during periods of internal conflict or authoritarian rule, or in a few...

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Afghanistan: Fight Rampant Sexual Harassment

Published in hrw.org on Oct. 14 :: Afghanistan’s new government should take urgent steps to combat sexual harassment of women in education, employment, and public life, Human Rights Watch said today. There are no laws in Afghanistan that specifically prohibit sexual harassment or protect victims. Government institutions lack effective policies to prevent and punish sexual harassment, Human Rights Watch said. ...

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Border skirmishes rile rights group

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2014 The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is concerned by the continuing firing between Pakistani and Indian security forces across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, says a press release. Civilian casualties have been reported from both sides in several incidents of firing and mortar shelling since Oct...

A cycle of violence: ‘Girls routinely married off for money’

Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2014. After one of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) own made it to the world headlines hours before the International Day of the Girl Child, it seems the province has a lot to achieve for its girls. According to the Unicef Demographic Health Survey from 2014, more than one in seven adolescent girls experience physical violence...

AI Launches New Campaign On Lanka

Published in The Sunday Leader ::  Amnesty International (AI) has launched a new campaign for human rights in Sri Lanka called “#OurFuture” which features posters in Sinhala, Tamil and English with some compelling images. The posters were displayed at the UN in Geneva, where the UN Human Rights Committee recently reviewed Sri Lanka’s implementation of its obligations under the International...