December 9th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; In a webinar hosted by SAHR, Prominent rights activists from South Asian countries decry the use of power by state and non-state actors on civil society and press to quell the dissenting voices.
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s refusal to accede defeat in the recent presidential elections, fearing the emergence of ‘copycat’ leaders who will now justify their authoritarian and unlawful moves with reference to the United States.
November 16th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; South Asians for Human Rights has expressed its concern over Sri Lankan authorities insisting on mandatory cremation for Muslims who die of or are suspected to have died of COVID, in violation of Islamic funeral practices.
تحریر: حامد ریاض; لاہور; اعلامیے میں پشاور میں آرمی پبلک اسکول پر حملہ، کابل میں زچہ بچہ ہسپتال پر حملہ، سرلنکا میں ایسٹر کے موقح پر چرچوں پر حملہ اور ممبئی پارلیمنٹ پر حملوں کا خصوصی طور پر حوالہ دے کر کہا گیا کہ انتہا پسندی کی آگ نے پورے خطّے کو اپنی لپیٹ میں لے رکھا ہے- اس انتہا پسندی کے خلاف علاقے کی انسانی حقوق کی تنظیموں کو ایک مشترکہ لائحہ عمل تشکیل دینے کی ضرورت ہے-
During our visit, the Pakistani delegation was told by Kashmiris that Islamabad may not have helped the movement for rights, by supporting militancy and thereby bastardizing the freedom struggle in Kashmir. Yasin Malik accused Pakistan of ditching the Kashmir issue when it suited them to improve relations with India.
Pakistan’s dependence on Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have shackled it from taking a clear stance, but the tide may change direction in the long run and Pakistan will have to weigh its current options. If tensions arise further and there is a possibility of war, then it will undoubtedly be a key player in the game.One thing is certain, Soleimani’s murder was a grave mistake which only disrupts world peace and instills fears in the heart of the rest of the world.
The students of India have found themselves to be at the forefront of these protests against the Modi government, calling it undemocratic and discriminatory against the Muslims. Young activist and former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Umar Khalid compares the student protests in both countries and how the demands are similar on both sides of the border because both nations' youth are going through the same perils.