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TopicHuman rights activists

Topic: Human rights activists

‘Mostly totalitarian’ — South Asian activists red-flag ‘floundering democracy’ in region

Virtual event by South Asia Peace Action Network calls on governments in the region to ensure establishment and strengthening of national human rights institutions.

Another viral video shows Pakistani elite culture’s problems with restaurant staff

Pakistan’s elite have made the headlines yet again after a 'human rights activist' lashed out at the chef of a Karachi-based restaurant.

Gulalai Ismail, Pashtun activist in exile whose father is now held for ‘terrorism’ in Pakistan

Gulalai Ismail is the founder of NGO 'Aware Girls' that aims to 'empower young women'. She is also a member of rights group Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement.

Threatened with ‘Christmas gift’, Karima Baloch’s death leaves more questions than answers

Living in exile doesn’t mean a peaceful life for Pakistan's human rights activists. And mysterious deaths like Karima Baloch’s only add to the distress.

India using vaguely defined laws to stifle voices of activists, says UN human rights chief

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet Bachelet urges Modi government to review the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act and to release people charged under UAPA.

When freedoms are under assault, Aakar Patel won’t look away and ask ‘what’s for lunch?’

What’s going on with Aakar Patel appears to be a frequent question among India’s commentariat. Has he just been reduced to a Modi-Shah baiter today?

Two Pakistani women demanded rights — one irked the mullahs, other was killed

In Fearless, Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui writes about the stories of Pakistani women achievers like Asma Jahangir and Qandeel Baloch who challenged patriarchy.

Human rights activist Miranda Sissons may be the answer to Facebook’s digital hate woes

Facebook has been under constant fire from developing countries like India, Brazil and Myanmar over its lack of monitoring hate speech and fake news.

Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

Human rights defenders keep the flame of our Constitution alive. Right now, it is flickering, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Top court sets aside HC order refusing extra time for filing chargesheet in Bhima-Koregaon case

The Supreme Court has however allowed the five human rights activists who were arrested in the case to seek regular bail.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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