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Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Persecution of the poor and marginalised Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Buddhist majority in Myanmar has a long history, but since 2012, they are victims of the state-backed genocide.…

Institutionalising minority rights

Pakistan has been facing severe criticism by the international community for many decades now due to the overall atmosphere of intolerance and systematic persecution meted out to its religious minorities.…

Ideology of oppression

Bullying is a habit. Threat is a tool. Force is a conduct. Oppression is an ideology. Nobody is beyond the scope of atrocity range of India. From organizations, to activists,…

Human rights 101

Whenever any discussions on human rights take place, some bureaucrats and securocrats don’t like it. To them, such discussions are superfluous and present Pakistan in a negative light. There appears…

A new cold war?

On September 21, US President Joe Biden delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly. In his speech, he laid out the vision for how the US plans to…

Protectors of people’s rights

IT is difficult to imagine Pakistan without I.A. Rehman, someone for whom the word ‘irreplaceable’ feels inadequate. Throughout the country’s existence, he touched so many lives through his many contributions.…

Time to wake up

IN an unprecedented move last week, the European Parliament took Pakistan to task over human rights violations, growing religious intolerance and shrinking freedom of expression in the country. A resolution was adopted…

Flying flags

THE most important conversations in these days of social distancing take place on social media. The consequence of a protracted pandemic is that the separation that existed between our social…

The emerging dynamic

Freedom struggles around the world, principally in Palestine and Indian Occupied Kashmir, have been up against stiff challenges after the 9/11 apocalypse. While the window for the acceptance of occupied…

A ventilator for democracy

WHEN Russian tanks bombarded the country’s elected deputies inside the besieged Duma, and Boris Yeltsin was declared a hero for ordering the assault, the Western world called it a triumphant…