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Capital violence

THE unbreakable bond between Pakistani city administrators and anti-encroachment has been at the fore in Islamabad for weeks, as clashes have broken out between authorities and protesters during the demolition…

How does a sexual violence trial work?

The Ministry of Law and Justice has recently notified the Anti-Rape (Trial Procedure) Rules 2022 under the Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Act 2021. A trial starts once the police submit…

Our domestic violence dilemma

Against the backdrop of Pakistan’s chaotic political climate that depicts the nation’s political leaders playing a game of musical chairs – while exhibiting a sense of misplaced bravado – Pakistani…

Redressal for sexual violence survivors

The conviction rate in cases of sexual violence increased from three per cent to 16 per cent during 2022-2023. Data suggests that the reporting rate has also increased. About 12…

Acid violence

Acid violence is an extreme form of gender-based violence (GBV). It affects women and girls disproportionally. According to the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), 1,500 cases of acid violence are…

A fiefdom of criminals

Karachi seems to have been turned into a fiefdom of criminals. Despite all the tall claims of police officials and the government, the citizens of the metropolis have no respite…

Criminalizing dissent in Kashmir

Since the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution three years ago on August 5, 2019, Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has become a land where the silence of graveyards,…

Violence in Occupied Kashmir

The occupation of Kashmir by the Indian security forces will complete 74 years on October 27, a day which is observed as Black Day by the people of the occupied…

Special courts and sexual violence

In the backdrop of the Lahore motorway rape case, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi exercised his presidential powers under Clause (1) of Article 89 of the Constitution of the…