Khurram Shehzad
Featured Human Rights India

Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez is named Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Khurram Parvez, a prominent Kashmiri human rights defender, has been named Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Khurram is currently lodged in a Delhi jail. He was jailed by the Modi-led Indian government in November 2021 under the anti-terrorism law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The National Investigation Agency (NIA) accused him of “terror Read More…

Gendered violence in Kashmir
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Gendered Violence in Indian Administered Kashmir

Indian administered Kashmir has been torn apart by conflict for more than 70 years now. Kashmir has become a hotbed of strife between India and Pakistan, who each control a portion of it since 1947 and have fought multiple wars over it since then. While war brings to mind the images of uniformed men fighting Read More…

Afghanistan Featured Human Rights

Out of Work, Out of School and on the Run: Women’s Rights in Taliban’s Afghanistan

Post capturing power in August last year; the Taliban claimed that under its regime, women would be awarded every right within the confines of the Sharia law. However, after witnessing the harsh restrictions imposed on women’s education, their right to employment, and even the right to ride a vehicle; it’s hard to believe that the Read More…

Texas school shooting
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Texas School Shooting: 19 Children & 2 Adults Dead Demanding Gun Law Reform

What Events Took Place at the Texas School Shooting? Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old gunman, killed 19 children and two adults in the deadliest school shooting in almost a decade. The school shooting has called for gun law reform in the US. The massacre occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24th 2022. Read More…

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Turkey _ Israel normalization: Ukraine war is a new window

After a long break between Israel and Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Tel Aviv, the first visit of a Turkish minister since 2007. This visit took place 15 years after the last visit of a Turkish official, comes two and a half months after Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog visited Ankara and met president Read More…

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Gun Violence: The Urgent Need to Rethink the Silent Genocide in the US

Call it madness, call it a cycle, or call it a script. But, the death of nineteen innocent children and two adults gunned down in the recent texas school massacre is not new in the US. In fact, over the years, gun violence has killed more people than the total fatalities recorded by the country Read More…

patent evergreening
Global Human Rights Science

Patent Evergreening: Rising Drugs Prices and Loss to Poor Patients

Countries especially developing and under-developed ones are struggling hard to provide basic health facilities to the citizens. Affordability to drugs and medical care is the first condition to get access to health care. But pharma companies are using the tactics like patent evergreening to maintain their monopoly in the drug market and hindering the entry Read More…

Zionist Hate March
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Zionist hate march in Arab East-Jerusalem  Reminiscent of the Skokie Nazi march- 1978

I am not particularly infatuated with holding comparisons between religious Zionism and Nazi ideology.  However, When I see with my eyes and hear with my ears thousands of religious Zionists who claim to be followers of Moses (peace upon him)  shout in a hate march “death to Arabs” in the streets of an Arab-Muslim town, Read More…

Palestinian children walking out of their destroyed home with their toys
Children Featured Israel Palestine

Children of Palestine: A childhood lost to trauma without an end

The two million Palestinian children who have known nothing but an existence defined by checkpoints, night raids, detentions, house demolitions, displacement, abuse, intimidation, physical attacks, imprisonment, and violent death, are exposed to experiences greater than what they can bear, those experiences will shape their attitudes for a lifetime, and will expose them to mental illnesses and trauma. Read More…

Kashmiri separatist leader Yaseen Malik in court.
Featured Human Rights India

Kashmiri Leader Yasin Malik is Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment. A National Investigation (NIA) special court in Delhi convicted Yasin Malik in a case related to alleged terrorism and secessionist activities in Kashmir. Earlier on 10 May 2022, Malik pleaded guilty to all the charges framed against him. He had told Read More…

Gyanvapi Masjid
India Islamophobia

The movement to demolish the Gyanvapi Mosque will hurt India

The attempts to demolish the Gyanvapi mosque in India will hurt India. India is a country of many religions. However, Hindu right-wingers are targeting the Muslim community. The present developments in the case have surprised everyone. Hindutva activists want to demolish the mosque. Gyanvapi Mosque in India- Its history The Gyanvapi mosque is located in Read More…