Human Rights Archive

پنھل ساریو کی جبری گمشدگی : ریاست کب شہریوں کا تحفظ کرے گی؟ – محمد عامر حسینی: ’میرے بابا بے قصور ہیں۔ ادبی بیٹھک ’خانہ بدوش‘ کے لیے حیدرآباد سے تین اگست 2017ء کی شام وہ باہر نکلے تو سادہ کپڑوں میں ملبوس سکیورٹی اہلکاروں نے ان کو اغوا کرلیا اور تب سے وہ لاپتہ ہیں۔
Abduction of Punhal Sario: When state will protect its citizens? – ‏Muhammad Aamir Hussaini: My father is innocent.He was picked up by security officials in plainclothes from outside of café Khanabadoosh Hyderabad Sindh on 3rd August,2017 in evening.He is missing now.He is heart and Sugar patient.We all family members are worried much about
منٹو کے جنم دن پہ فلم ڈائریکٹر نندتا داس کا خط منٹو کے نام- نندتا داس: ڈئیر منٹو صاحب، جنم دن مبارک ! شوٹنگ کے پاگل پن ، چیلنج کی کثرت کے درمیان ،تم مجھے پرسکون رہنے کی طاقت دیتے ہو۔اور پختہ عزم کے ساتھ چیزیں جیسے وہ ہیں اور ان کے بارے میں ویسا
On the Sad first anniversary of Sheikh Nimr:   Coming this January 2sd, 2017 a people will remember the martyrdom of one of Shia Islam’s most defining figures: Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the brutal regime of al-Saud. Together a cleric, a teacher, and a pro-democracy activist, Sheikh
A poem inspired by Mohammed Al Nimr’s speech at the IFUT/ University of Washington conference – by Tahir Hussain:   Alnamer’s Blood Will Culminate Alnamer’s blood will culminate in serve reaction This reign of terror will be over A hurricane of reaction will emerge. And will strike the castles of the rulers. Every palace of pleasure will be
انگنت ابتلاؤں میں گھرا میری سالگرہ کا دن – عامر حسینی:   مری سالگرہ پہ جو لوگ مجھے مبارکباد اور نیک خواہشات کا اظہار کررہے ہیں میں ان سب کا شکر گزار ہوں اور یہ پہلی مرتبہ ہوا ہے کہ محرم کے اس ماہ میں عشرہ محرم گزرجانے کے بعد
If I’m standing before you today, it may be you tomorrow, says Wahid Baloch’s daughter:   Speakers at seminar say missing persons now a national issue “If I’m standing before you today, it could be you in my position tomorrow,” Hani Baloch, daughter of literary figure Wahid Baloch who has been missing for over
واحد بلوچ کی بازیابی دیگر جبری گمشدہ افراد کے لیے انصاف کا سبب بنے گی:   Below is the Unicode Urdu text of report on Irtiqa Symposium. It was one of the fantastic talks I attended today at Irtiqa Institute Karachi where a large number of teachers, writers, students, political and ngo activists came
Abdul Wahid Baloch:My father is not less important than Son of CJ Sindh: A renowned Baloch writer, poet Abdul Wahid Baloch is missing since 26th July,2016.It means 57 days have been passed.According to daughter of the said missing Baloch writer, Abdul Wahid Baloch is coming from MirpurKhas a city of interior Sindh
Daughter of Abdul Wahid Baloch, Hani Baloch needs your support:   Dear friends, Daughter of #AbdulWahidBaloch Hani Baloch needs your support for early recovery of her father, raise your voice, convey your message to concerned authorities. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the
’پیلٹ گن مارتی نہیں زندہ لاش بنا دیتی ہے‘: بھارت کے زیرِ انتظام کشمیر میں سکیورٹی فورس مظاہرین کو منتشرکرنے کے لیے پیلٹ گن یعنی چھرے والی بندوق کا استعمال کر رہے ہیں۔ یہ بندوق جان لیوا نہیں ہے لیکن ان بندوقوں کے سبب کئی مظاہرین کو شدید
Pity the nation that has to silence its writers – Arundhati Roy:   I write this from Srinagar, Kashmir. This morning’s papers say that I may be arrested on charges of sedition for what I have said at recent public meetings on Kashmir. I said what millions of people here say
Shameful for Sindh government, Banned terrorists outfit ASWJ‬ is conducting rallies in Sindh:   Shameful for Sindh government led by a secular center left political party.My question is that whether banned ‪#‎ASWJ‬ is conducting all such rallies without consent of Bootwalas whose interests are being protected through Pakistan Rangers in Karachi and
In Kashmir, Indian security forces use pellet guns that often blind protesters:   These are pallet gun wounds and nearly 300 cases admitted in various hospitals and about 150 surgeries performed so far and doctors are not hopeful on majority of these cases that they will gain their eyesight and 14
Human rights, social, and progressive political activist Zafar Lund Baloch assassinated in Kot Addu -by Abe Raja:   Human rights, social, and progressive political activist Zafar Lund Baloch was assassinated in Kot Addu today outside his home by unknown terrorists. His most recent activism centered around the forced displacement of local populations by the emerging regional
Saudi court approves death sentence for activist:   Saudi Arabia’s Court of Cassation endorsed Saturday a death sentence handed down to an activist from the Shia community, four months after the execution of a respected cleric by Riyadh sparked international outrage. The court approved the sentence
Kashmir is not ‘normal’, let’s not negate it:   Kashmir is the most sought after place which tempts one and all. According to Mughal emperor Jahangir, “Agar Firdaus bar  e zameen ast, hameen ast, hameen ast, hameen ast, which means, ‘’If ever there is a heaven on
Saudi Arabia’s rights abuses have only gotten worse since Obama’s last visit: President Barack Obama is meeting with Saudi Arabia’s king and other Gulf Cooperation Council leaders key issues including counterterrorism. But his arrival in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday has also shone a spotlight on the U.S. ally’s appalling human
To maintain supply of sex slaves, ISIS pushes birth control:   DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. During the year she was held by the
We are witnessing the decline of Saudi Arabia as a major power:   Five years ago, when the Arab Spring seemed at its most hopeful point, a Saudi diplomat told me, scornfully, that it would come to nothing. I had met him in the halls of the United Nations, where I
Ali Al-Nimr may be executed in 24 hours, Please sign this petition:   Mr. President: Please STOP Saudi Arabia from beheading  and crucifying Ali al-Nimr. He was just 17 years old when he was sentenced to death by crucifixion in the wake of the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprising. He was accused of participation
مردوں کے حقوق بھی تسلیم کرو – عاتکہ مغل: شام کے 6 بج چکے تھے، ٹریفک کا ایک اژدھام تھا، ہر ایک پر جلدی کا بھوت سوار تھا اور اڑ کر اپنی منزل تک پہنچنے کی پڑی تھی۔ وہ بھی تیزی سے اسی ہجوم کے درمیان راستہ بناتے
Saudi Arabia issues extraordinary defence of human rights record in speech to UN council:   Saudi Arabia has issued a remarkable response to criticisms from the United Nations over its human rights record. In a speech delivered to the UN in Geneva, the Saudi delegation rejected outright a UN report which strongly criticised the Kingdom’s increased use
The global community cannot continue to sacrifice human rights over petro dollars and arms deals:   Marking the fourth anniversary of Ali al-Nimr’s arrest, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and 11 other NGOs demand that Saudi Arabia repeal the death penalty against Ali al-Nimr and all other protesters who were arrested as
Saudis arrest activist who got ‘courage’ award from Clinton:   Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama present an International Women of Courage Award to Samar Badawi in 2012. (Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP) In what appears to be latest sign of an intensifying crackdown on political dissidents, the Saudi government has
ثمر بداوی سے ریحانہ طباطبائی تک : کچھ بھی تو جرم نہیں ہے – عامر حسینی: یار صحافت کوئی جرم ہے کیا ؟ مرے دوست نے چائے کا کپ اٹھاتے اٹھتے اچانک مجھ سے پوچھ لیا میں تھوڑا گڑبڑاسا گیا ، اس کا یہ سوال سنکر ہاں ! صحافت بھی جرم نہیں ہے ، شاعری
Saudi dissident scholar Executed by Saudi Arabia preached against violence, Son says:   When Saudi Arabia executed leading Saudi dissident scholar Nimr al-Nimr early this month, it was the beginning of a downward spiral in relations between the kingdom and Iran. A violent protest at the Saudi Embassy in Iran’s capital
نامور اہلسنت بلاگر رائف بداوی کے بعد سعودی حکومت نے ان کی بہن سمربداوی کو بھی گرفتار کر لیا: ہم تمام سنی، شیعہ، مسیحی بلاگرز سے اپیل کرتے ہیں کہ بلا تفریق مذھب، رنگ و نسل، ہماری سنی بہن سمر بداوی اور ان کے بھائی رائف کے حق میں آواز اٹھائیں شیخ نمر کی شہادت اور اس سے
سعودی شیعہ – از ترکی الدخیل – العربیہ: ایڈیٹر نوٹ : ہم ترکی الدخیل کے اس کالم سے باوجود اختلاف ان کی غیر فرقہ وارانہ روش کو سراہتے ہیں اور امید رکھتے ہیں کہ وہ آیندہ بھی سعودی شیعہ مسلمانوں کو برابر کا شہری سمجھتے ہوے ان
غلامان سعودیہ کی جانب سے شیخ نمر کے قتل کو جائز قرار دینے کے مختلف حربے – عامر حسینی:   یہ تصویر مرے ایک فیس بک دوست نے پوسٹ کی اور اس پر یہ تبصرہ لکھا Dear Iranian slaves when you condemn Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr execution remember Reyhaneh Jabbari…. Dear Saudi puppets when you folks condemned Reyhaneh Jabbari’s
Pakistan must defend human rights, governance record:   The trade figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for the first quarter of the current financial year (July to September) do not portray an encouraging picture of the direction of exports. There has been a decline
The Indian maid who had her arm chopped off in Saudi Arabia: The Indian maid who alleges she had her arm chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia has spoken to BBC Newsnight in an exclusive TV interview. Kasturi Munirathinam describes the moment of the attack – and calls for
شیخ نمر کی سزا اور پاکستانی انسانی حقوق کے چمپینز کی خاموشی – عامر حسینی: شیخ نمر النمر سابقہ حجاز اور موجودہ ” سعودی عرب ” کے مشرقی صوبے ” عوامیہ ” سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں اور یہآں کی اکثریتی اثناء عشری شیعہ آبادی کی نمائندگی کرتے ہیں ، سعودی عرب کا یہ صوبہ
It’s time to talk about Saudi Arabia – Stanley Weiss:   In the House of Commons this past Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made two announcements pertaining to Saudi Arabia that sounded like they came straight out of the ninth century. The first was that thanks to British
HRCP’s typically vague and obfuscatory report on Shia Genocide in Balochistan:     There is a tragic consistency in misrepresenting Shia Genocide in ethnic terms and using false binary and vague terms such as “sectarian violence”.  The most recent HRCP report  is not the first time that such obfuscation has
ہیومن رائٹس کمیشن آف پاکستان بلوچستان میں نسل کشی کا شکار ہونے والوں کی شیعہ اور قاتلوں کی تکفیری دیوبندی شناخت کو چھپا کر کس کی خدمت کر رہا ہے – عامر حسینی:   آج یوم شہادت علی ہے اور میں کل اس موضوع پر ایک تفصیلی بلاگ لکھ چکا اور آج بھی ساڑھے نو بجے مجھے یوم شہادت علی کی مناسبت سے منعقدہ ایک جلسے میں جانا ہے لیکن ابھی ابھی
Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council, which raises anger among activists who fear an erode of the Council’s credibility. An “abomination, and cynical by a nation that beheads people on public squares,” said a human
Misyar: Legalized prostitution in Saudi Arabia – by Abdul Hannan Tago, Arab News: Misyar marriage has become a social reality and, as such, a solution to some problems and a cause of others, said a professor at King Saud University in Riyadh. “Misyar is widespread because many need to keep their marriages
Forgiveness: An Important Skill to Learn – A Z: That I have always found it very easy to forgive those who have wronged me is not because I am a saint, it is because it makes a lot of sense to me. There is so much schmaltzy rhetoric
Life of a coal miner in Punjab:   Workers at this mine in Choa Saidan Shah dig coal with pick axes, break it up and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface. Employed by private contractors, a team of four workers can dig