NGOs support Irom Sharmila, states there is a conspiracy behind the opposition to her marriage

A day after an activist filed a petition against giving permission for activist Irom Sharmila’s marriage, many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and human rights activists in the region have come out in support of Irom Sharmila with the first statement coming from Madurai-based NGO Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) Trust. In a letter…

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Pakistan condemns harassment of Kashmiri leader’s relatives by Indian authorities

Pakistan has strongly condemned the alleged harassment of relatives of Kashmiri Leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by Indian authorities. The Foreign Office spokesperson condemned the coercive, pressure tactic by India and termed it a concerted attempt to harass the Kashmiri leadership and subjugate the indigenous Kashmiri struggle to the oppressive Indian…

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Peace Now and Forever campaign launched across Pakistan, India

KARACHI: In a coordinated move, activists and organisations working for regional peace launched the ‘Peace Now and Forever’ campaign simultaneously in various cities of India and Pakistan on Saturday. In Pakistan, the campaign was launched by the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy. The launch was held at the Karachi Press…

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Reporting Pakistan – Review

Book Title: Reporting Pakistan Author: Meena Menon Publisher: Penguin Pages: 340 Price: Rs 599 Journalist Meena Menon’s new book Reporting Pakistan is an exciting and informative. The book talks about her own experience of Pakistan and dispatches she sent from Islamabad. The book could have been called Reporting Islamabad. She…

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Is India a tolerant country?

India is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of the minorities forms an essential core of its policy.” This statement is not of any secular leader of India. The government of India made this submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently. India…

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