SAHR statement on Shiv Sena’s forced cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concerts in Mumbai and Pune


South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, is deeply disturbed to learn about the forced cancellation of the live performances of the Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali in Mumbai and Pune by Chitrapat Sena, Shiv Sena’s film wing. The internationally renowned musician was to…

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“Contraband” found in prison unit holding ex-defence ministers and Co.

A search of the special protection unit (SPU) in Himmafushi Asseyri prison currently holding some high-profile inmates including two former defence ministers has yielded ‘contraband’, correctional service said Wednesday. Former defence ministers Colonel retired Mohamed Nazim and Tholhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu, former MP Ahmed Nazim and religiously conservative Adhaalath Party president Sheikh Imran…

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