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Meena Menon from The Hindu bids adieu to Pakistan

Two states in a nation MEENA MENON As I was leaving Pakistan, my thoughts were on the warmth I had received, the many friendly people I had met but equally so on the intimidation I had faced from some quarters,… Continue Reading →

Pakistan – Speak Up & Get Shot – Like Rashid Rehman

MAY 11, 2014  ABDUL RAUF Rashid Rehman – Photo Courtesy of a Documentary by Beena Sarwar on Mukhtara Maii Case for which Rashid Rehman Gave a Thoughtful Interview In my city – Multan, in the evening of May 7, 2014, some unidentified killers entered… Continue Reading →

Obituary: Requiem for a rights activist- Rashid Rehman Khan

I.A. Rehman Rashid Rehman. — File photo There is much to celebrate in the life of Rashid Rehman Khan and thus much reason to mourn his passing. But there is an even greater reason to feel sorry for the millions… Continue Reading →

PIPFPD urges Pakistan not to send back Indian journalists & renew their visa

India chapter of Pakistan-India Peoples Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) urges Pakistan government to renew the visa of two Indian journalists Meena Menon of The Hindu and Snehesh Philip of PTI. They are based in Islamabad since August last year. They have… Continue Reading →

Violence against women politicians higher in India than Pakistan

The violence was caused by insufficient implementation of laws, lack of support from police, judiciary and a decline in moral values, the study said Ashwaq Masoodi Be it the smear campaign against Gul Panag of the AAP or the public… Continue Reading →

Is the threatened journalist a Pakistani curse alone? Myth of the safe scribe

BY Garga Chatterjee  At least eight murders of journalists have been reported in 2013. This was the year that India slipped to an abysmal rank of 140 of 179 countries in the Press Freedom Index On 19 April, bullets fired by… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly passes bill prohibiting child marriages #GOODNEWS

Sindh passes law to curb child marriage Raises marriageable age limit for girls to 18 years and violators face three years in jail By Mohammad Ashraf, Correspondent Published: 19:11 April 28, 2014 Karachi: The provincial Sindh assembly on Monday passed… Continue Reading →

Has Nilekani followed Pakistan’s NADRA in creating, enforcing Aadhaar? #UID

Has Nilekani followed Pakistan’s NADRA in creating, enforcing Aadhaar? –Part XXXIV     GOPAL KRISHNA | 22/04/2014 02:41 PM   Is it just a coincidence that Tariq Malik of NADRA and Nandan Nilekani received awards at Milan ID World Congress for their… Continue Reading →

BJP – Move to Pakistan? Our bags are packed

SHOBHAA DE What an idiotic man. And what a foolish comment! Giriraj Singh, some would say, should be forgiven for advising all those Indians who have issues with Narendra Modi to pack their bags and move to Pakistan. The implication… Continue Reading →

Condition of minorities worsening in Pakistan: HRCP

ublished: April 24, 2014 19:00 IST | Updated: April 24, 2014 19:00 IST Meena Menon, The Hindu The condition of minorities is worsening and it is nearly impossible for those accused in blasphemy cases to have a trial in Pakistan,… Continue Reading →

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