(BY NAFEES SYED) It’s time for Aung San Suu Kyi to stand up for her country’s persecuted Rohingya minority.
This month, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration made two of its strongest statements yet about what experts call the “early warning signs of genocide” in Burma.
. . . → Read More: No voice for the Rohingya by Aung San
(By Sanjay Kumar) The Indian government is growing less tolerant of debate and dissent each day. This is immensely troubling.
Greenpeace India is struggling to pay salaries to its Indian employees as an uncertain future awaits its 400 odd workers, who are primarily working on environmental and civil rights. The Indian government has revoked . . . → Read More: Modi’s attack on his own people
(By Sharmine Narwani) It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.
The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s . . . → Read More: The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition
In a hostile world, Pakistani minorities face many threats; each new atrocity brings with it reams of analysis and no shortage of finger-pointing toward the perceived culprits. But general public opinion might be just as much to blame as terrorism.
Earlier this year, on the same day that small pockets of Pakistani society came together . . . → Read More: Targeting the minorities
(By Sarah Alvi) Pakistani researcher takes an innovative – and dangerous – approach to change the controversial blasphemy law.
The recent killing of prominent activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi is a chilling reminder of the rapidly shrinking space for open dialogue in Pakistan. So a push for deliberation on the country’s highly contentious blasphemy . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s struggle to reform the blasphemy law
BY REEMA OMER
PAKISTAN’S blasphemy laws are inconsistent with a number of human rights including freedom of expression; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; and equal protection of the law, which have all been well documented by human rights groups.
One aspect of the blasphemy law, particularly Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s inconsistent blasphemy laws
The terrorists who attacked and massacred children in Peshawar, murderers who end lives all around the world, or States that wage wars on the innocent, are not the worst. For me, even the most vicious of murders is surpassed, in brutality and inhumanity, by rape.
The act of sexually assaulting or abusing another human . . . → Read More: Humanity has failed
I believe in a human right to migration, as fundamental as the right to freedom of expression, or freedom from discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, religion or sexuality. I have come by this belief by migrating myself. (I’m inclined to prefer the terms migrant and migration to immigrant and immigration: the latter two . . . → Read More: Humans should not be bound by borders