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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Report on enforced disappearances: HRW criticises Bangladesh minister for comments

Human Rights Watch has criticised Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan for his comments on the rights body’s recent report on secret detentions and enforced disappearances in the country. Just hours after Human Rights Watch released the 82-page report on Thursday, the home minister termed it a “smear campaign.” Instead of committing to…

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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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