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Mob lynches Sri Lankan man over alleged blasphemy

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Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan national has been beaten to death by a mob on allegations of blasphemy in Sialkot on Friday. He had been living & working in Pakistan since 2010 and was currently working as GM in a sportswear manufacturing company

EU supports #AJCONF21 & right to dissent

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The European Union in Brussels backs Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore after federal ministers accused the organizers for furthering a partisan agenda, reports Geo TV.

Pakistan opposes move of UN to appoint Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan...

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The Human Rights Council has decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur in March to monitor the situation of human rights in Afghanistan following adoption of an EU-sponsored resolution.

Silencing a People’s Assembly

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“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it's a risk. If you defend non-Muslims, it's a risk. If you discuss religion, it's a risk. But you can't really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I'm committed to that society... and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”

Combating Climate Change: The Time to Act is Now

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Combating climate change cannot happen in a day. But the time to start is now. Otherwise, it will just be too late.

COP26: Climate emergency, journalism emergency!

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As the UN's COP26 conference is set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, journalists are putting forth appeals for the right to cover environmental issues

Taliban assail journalists covering women’s rally in Kabul

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At least three journalists were attacked by Taliban fighters for covering a women's protest in Kabul.

India has upped repression on Kashmiri journalists

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Journalists in IOK are facing increasing harassment and threats from the Indian forces

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: When a home becomes a prison

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As Pakistan marks Mental Health Day, mental health experts say society must prioritise help for children who are scarred from emotional strain.

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50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

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Mob lynches Sri Lankan man over alleged blasphemy

Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan national has been beaten to death by a mob on allegations of blasphemy in Sialkot on Friday. He had been living & working in Pakistan since 2010 and was currently working as GM in a sportswear manufacturing company