Category: India

PAKISTAN, INDIA: Ceasefire violations and effects on civilians in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir – a preliminary report by PIPFPD

PAKISTAN INDIA PEOPLES’ FORUM FOR PEACE & DEMOCRACYC/o: F-10/12, (Basement), Malviya Nagar, New DelhiContacts: 09869077718, 09582452343, 011-26687724 Website:www.pipfpd.org Email: pipfpd.india@gmail.com Press Note January 21, 2015 Release of Preliminary Fact Finding report on “Effects of ceasefire violations on civilian population residing in the border areas of Jammu & Kashmir” The ceasefire violations on the International Border and the LoC between Pakistan...

INDIA: Secretary-General’s remarks at Launch of UN@70 with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors

Published in www.un.org on Jan. 12 :: Good evening, everyone! Namaste. What a dynamic gathering. As Secretary-General, I have been receiving a lot of attention, a lot of people [noticed] wherever I went but this evening seems to be an exception; I am the least-known, least important person sitting among these bright stars. They are shining a lot of lights....

INDIA: In ‘safe’ custody

Published in The Hindu on Jan 02 :: Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director, Human Rights Watch, throws light on custodial torture In-custody torture, though illegal under law, is often resorted too, worldwide, making it one of worst forms of human rights violations. Meenakshi Ganguly, former Time journalist and now, South Asia director, Human Rights Watch, takes up a few questions...

Fishermen issue: India, Pak hope to reach deal

Published in The Hindustan Times on Dec. 15 by Rahul Singh :: India will push for an arrangement with Pakistan under which both countries could take a slightly lenient view of maritime trespass by their fishermen in the Arabian Sea, a senior defence ministry official told HT. India will hold high-level talks with Pakistan on December 17-18 here to discuss...

INDIA: Continuing threats to human rights

Published in The Statesman on Dec. 10 by Vijay K. Nagaraj :: For the survivors of the Bhopal gas leak, today, Human Rights Day, is yet another day to confront the myriad wrongs of thirty years of corporate criminality and apathetic governance. On 3 December 1984, tonnes of lethal methyl isocyanate (MIC) and other chemicals leaked from the factory of...

INDIA: Mumbai cops disallow Pak artistes’ concert

Published in The Times of India on Dec. 02 :: Popular Pakistani band Sachal Jazz Ensemble had to call off its performance at the NCPA on Monday evening at the last moment because the city police withheld seven Pakistan artists in the band permission to perform. The Lahore-based band consists of three British citizens and seven Pakistanis. The last-minute cancellation...

Pakistani blasphemy laws and minorities

Published in The Kashmir Time on Nov. 11 by Nasir Khan: This unthinkable and horrifying news of the breaking of the legs of a working-class Christian couple and burning them alive by a large mob of Muslims in Pakistan shows the utmost inhuman acts in the name of religion in general and blasphemy laws of Pakistan in particular. (For details,...

INDIA: Is it a crime to possess or wear clothing with national insignia of a neighbouring South Asian Country ?

An Open Letter to Secretary General of SAARC Published in The South Asia Citizens Web on Nov. 09 :: To: H.E. Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)SAARC Secretariat,
 Tridevi Marg, 
P.O. Box 4222,
 Kathmandu,
 Nepalsaarc@saarc-sec.org 9 November 2014 Your excellency, I write to draw your attention to the recent filing of a police...

INDIA, PAKISTAN: PIPFPD appeals to both India and Pakistan to immediately stop ceasefire violations

Published in pipfpd.org website :: The ceasefire violations and firing taking place on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of grave concern. India and Pakistan are blaming each other for ceasefire violations and cross border firing that began on the night of Wednesday (October 1st) and is continuing till...