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‘We have completely failed to show the truth in Kashmir’: 2017 Rafto Prize winner

Nov 30th, 2017 | By

Irfan Mehraj Interview: The 2017 winner of the Rafto Prize for human rights spoke with The New Arab about his thoughts on the long-running Kashmir dispute. Parvez Imroz is a well-known human rights lawyer and activist at the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCSS) and the 2017 recipient of Norway’s prestigious Rafto Prize for human rights.



Ordeal of Kashmiri prisoners: ‘Forced to drink urine, eat human waste’

Nov 29th, 2017 | By

The families of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Delhi’s Tihar jail are worried over their safety as reports and pictures of thrashing of several inmates went viral on social media. Even as chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, spoke to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and expressed concern over the “alleged harassment and manhandling of some Kashmiri inmates”



Abrogation Of Article 35A Will Put A Question Mark On The Accession Of Jammu To India

Oct 25th, 2017 | By

By Ishaal Zehra Diwali, a Hindu ritual, has just wrapped up and so is the hearing of the case pertinent to Article 35A of Jammu and Kashmir’s state legislature. The plea was likely to be heard on August 29, but the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government sought for some more time to file



The US Dilemma

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired) The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the war in Afghanistan a little too hot for its liking and why not; it was a war that remained in search of strategy and failed to find it. It’s not that I



Dear America: It’s Your Turn to ‘Do More’

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Ishaal Zehra “We need to give attention to the important role Pakistan plays in the Afghanistan issue, and respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and security concerns”, said the Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi over a telephone conversation with US State of Secretary Rex Tillerson on August 23. “China stands ready to keep communication and coordination with



US Stuck In the Graveyard of Empires

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Ishaal Zehra Media reports claim that the American President, Donald Trump, has let loose to his advisers who were tasked to craft the new US strategy in Afghanistan, blasting them strikingly for their startling failures in America’s longest war in Afghanistan. According to some senior officials, he even suggested firing the war’s top military



Trump is grossly misled on Pakistan, here it is how?

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Atta Rasool Malik On 21 August 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump spelled out his long awaited ‘Afghan Policy’ while addressing American officers and soldiers at historic U.S military base, Fort Myer, Virginia. His speech was televised nationwide during prime-time in the United States.  Millions of others around the globe also listened to American President



Pellet Rain In Paradise

Aug 24th, 2017 | By

Pellet Rain In Paradise Researched & Compiled by Hassan Banna Ms. Attiya Asim The long pending dispute of Jammu and Kashmir continues to take human lives every year, endlessly. In the year of 2016, the oppressed and suppressed people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have once again witnessed the worst kind of human rights violations



HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2016 – INDIAN OCCUPIED JAMMU & KASHMIR

Aug 21st, 2017 | By

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2016 – INDIAN OCCUPIED JAMMU & KASHMIR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2016 INDIAN OCCUPIED JAMMU & KASHMIR Researched & Compiled by Mahnoor Wani Ms. Attiya Asim  Download PDF TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Enforced Disappearance Arbitrary arrests and illegal detentions Injuries Due to Excessive Force Used Against Peaceful Protestors Torture Assault on health services



Kashmir : Kashmir Debate in United Kingdom Parliament

Jan 20th, 2017 | By

 Kashmir On Thursday 19 January 2017 MPs debated and approved a motion on Kashmir. The debate was led by Mr David Nuttall along with Nusrat Ghani, Robert Flello and Fiona Mactaggart. The Motion debated and approved “That this House notes the escalation in violence and breaches of international human rights on the Indian side of the