Human Rights Archive

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
Appeal to Saudi King Abdullah: Do not execute top Shia cleric and rights activist Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr:   On behalf of Sunni and Shia Muslims of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, UK, USA and other countries, we appeal to Saudi King Abdullah to spare life of top Shia cleric and human rights activist Ayatullah
The Saudi Minister of Human Rights is ironically a genocidal maniac: The Saudi Minister of Human Rights is a bigot. He is also someone who wants the world to be rid of Shia’s, Jews and Christians. There are churches that are being burnt down in Iraq by the Saudi funded
Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Power Couple:   Samar Badawi has done jail time to advance women’s rights, and now husband Walid Abulkhair will represent himself in court against the kingdom. Samar Badawi and Walid Abulkhair are Saudi Arabia’s most high-profile human rights couple. Samar is a leading
غیرت پر قتل – ماتم کس بات کا ؟ – از یاسر پیرزادہ:     Source :
Who, What, Why: What can you be flogged for in Iran?: A campaign has begun in Iran to get an actress flogged after she was seen being kissed at the Cannes Festival. Flogging is common in Iran – but what offences in Iranian law are punished with the lash, asks
Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors – by Josh Saul:     A Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home after she made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court
Saudi Arabia employer ‘pours boiling water’ on Filipino woman – by Antonia Molloy: A Filipino woman was left with severe burns after her Saudi Arabia employer allegedly poured boiling water on her. The 23-year-old household service worker, from Pikit, North Cotabato, suffered burns to her back and legs after being doused with
Saudi princess calls for uprising in Saudi Arabia:   A Saudi Arabian princess has called on people across the kingdom to rise against the ruling regime. Sahar Al Saud, 42, the eldest daughter of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, made the call in video message from a
“Protect me from the beasts,” pleads sex-trafficked Pakistani woman – by Azam Khan: FAISALABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zunaira Muhammad was 15 years old and dreamed of becoming a software engineer when the woman who promised to finance her education forced her into sex work. Five years later she can barely
Five Issues that Obama Should, but Probably Won’t, Raise During His Saudi Arabia Trip – by Anna Newby:   Officials welcome President Obama upon his arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 28, 2014. This could get awkward. But it probably won’t. President Obama is on a trip to make nice with
اداریہ: تعمیر پاکستان ویب سائٹ مجبور و مظلوم عوام کے حق میں آواز اٹھاتی رہے گی: الیگزا ویب انفارمیشن کمپنی نے تعمیر پاکستان کی سائٹ ایل یو بی پاک ڈاث کام کو پاکستان کی سب سے زیادہ پڑھی جانے والی سیاسی ویب سائٹ ‍قرار دیاہے-پاکستان میں اس سائٹ کووزٹ کرنے کے اعتبار سے یہ 984
انسانی حقوق اسلام اور مغرب کی نظر میں – از ایس ایچ بنگش: دس دسمبر کو ایک طرف دنیا بھر میں انسانی حقوق کا دن منایا جارہا ہے اور ان ہی ایام میں   پچیس محرم نواسہ رسول سید الشہدا امام حسین ؑ کے مظلوم فرزند امام علی ابن الحیسینؑ حضرت امام
شہری حقوق: پاکستان صرف شام، کانگو اور سوڈان سے بہتر ہے: برطانیہ کے ایک تجزیاتی ادارے کی تازہ رپورٹ کے مطابق پاکستان شہریوں کے بنیادی حقوق کو لاحق سنگین خطروں کے لحاظ سے دنیا میں چوتھے نمبر پر ہے۔ تحقیق کے مطابق پاکستان میں روایتی انسانی حقوق کی خلاف ورزیوں
Human Rights in the eyes of Islam and West – by S H Bangash: December 10 will be observed as World Human Rights day , The issue of Human Rights was raised by west in 20 th & 21st centuries. Media debates on Human rights especially propagated by west for their own wasted
Human rights: persecution in Syria, Pakistan and Iran, censorship in Sudan, Iraq: Parliament passed three separate resolutions on Thursday, condemning violence and persecution against Christians in Syria, Pakistan and Iran, calling for protection for journalists and free access to the internet in Sudan and condemning acts of terrorism and sectarian violence
PAKISTAN/SAUDI ARABIA: Save poor Pakistanis from being beheaded in Saudi Arabia: ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-095-2013 ISSUES: Death penalty; right to life; right to fair trial; drug trafficking; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information
The government of Nawaz Sharif has decided to do away with the Ministry of Human Rights:   The newly elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to do away with the Ministry of Human Rights and merged it with the Ministry of Law and Justice. Through this act of federal government the human
Dirty Al-Qaeda business in the name of ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’: This so called human rights activist, an affiliate of @syriahr (Syrian Observatory of Human Rights SOHR) in Aleppo who was killed recently was, in fact, a Wahhabi sectarian monster affiliated with Al-Qaeda: See this article on Syrian Observatory
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: A one-man propaganda cell for FSA-Nusra terrorists: The following two articles published in the Guardian and LD tell us about Rami Abdelrahman and his UK-based propaganda organisation, a one man group known as ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ (SOHR). Rami Abdelrahman’s ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’
U.S. Commission’s report on faith-based violence and target killing in Pakistan (Jan 2012-Jul 2013): U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has published painful facts on the state of faith-based violence and target killing of religious communities in Pakistan. Over 90% of causalities in religiously motivated violence in Pakistan are Shia Muslims. It may be
British Parliament’s Human Rights Group approaches the UN to stop #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan: UN approached over targeted killings of Pakistani Shias – by Murtaza Ali Shah Source: The News, 1 June 2013 LONDON: All Parliamentary Human Rights Group in the British Parliament has submitted to the United Nations what is believed by
A sequel to ‘White legend of Pakistan’s creation’ – by AZ: As evidenced by the comments coming forth, my article “The White Legend of Pakistan’s Creation” seems to have received warm attention. I always value the viewpoints that diverge from mine as difference in views opens the doors unto learning.
On Women’s Day: The Gift of Life – by Shiraz Paracha: Women are like flowers–soft and delicate like light in darkness, like color and fragrance Beauty means women and women mean beauty   They are our strength and they are our weakness They purify our souls and inspire our minds
What has LUBP done for Pakistan’s Shia Muslims in last 5 years?: Related post: Has LUBP alienated genunine sympathisers of Pakistani Sunni Sufis and Shias? Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP – is a citizen-journalism based website to act as an alternative media to contribute to building a democratic, multicultural
Interfaith conference: Once again Zardari stabs the hearts of Pakistani victims of Islamofascism: Author: Mahpara Qalandar On 22 February 2013, President Asif Zardari addressed an interfaith conference called “Living together with diversity – Interfaith and inter-cultural dialogue”.  (Reports on his address can be viewed at: and\02\23\story_23-2-2013_pg1_1) What he said at
My Remembrances of Martin Luther King Era in the United States – by Rusty Walker: I wish to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by some background that relates to all nations and their oppressed minorities, and then relating a few personal stories. Martin Luther King (MLK) was supported by a wide spectrum of Americans:
Human rights and cultural ideals -by Naseer Ahmed: Current Pakistani social discourse mostly is about a cheap variety of sentimentality. This cheap sentimentality is used by decision makers to dodge the real questions and real problems. If you ask people about the reasons behind violation of rights,
HRW’s Letter to Pakistan on Its Candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council: H.E. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Prime Minister of Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan Dear Prime Minister, With elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council quickly approaching, and with Pakistan standing as a candidate, we are writing to urge your government to
Don’t insult our dead by electing Pakistan to UN Human Rights Council: Related post: Shia genocide database Hina Khar tries to hide Shia genocide, paints rosy picture of human rights in Pakistan While unveiling the country’s national report at the UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday, the government glossed over
Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and the human trafficking gold mine – by Raza Changezi: Hazara Democratic Party has been misrepresenting Shia Genocide as ethnic killing and continues to deny the martyrdom of at least 200 non-Hazara Shias in Quetta. I have previously written on the same blog about the reasons due to which
Let’s jointly mourn all target killed Balochs, Shias and Settlers: Human rights violations in Balochistan: Compiled from various sources listed below Balochistan, with 9m out of Pakistan’s 180m people, covers 44% the country’s territory and contains its most valuable deposits of gas, copper, iron ore and oil. It has a new deepwater port, Gwadar,
Resistance to genocide is a human right and a moral duty!: Related post: طالبان و سپاہ صحابہ کے تکفیری دہشت گردوں پر فدائی حملےجائز ہیں – سنی شیعہ علما کا مشترکہ فتویٰ Shia genocide database Sunni and Shia are two different nations: We demand Hussainistan for Pakistan’s 30 million Shia
Sunni and Shia are two different nations: We demand Hussainistan for Pakistan’s 30 million Shia Muslims: Related posts: Resistance to #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan is a human right, in fact a moral duty! Two-nation theory 2.0: It is Sunni vs Shia this time around – by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid (Pakistan Today) After yet another massacre in
Persecuted by the persecuted: HRCP’s report on Balochistan’s Settler community: Related report: HRW Report 2010: Balochistan Militants Killing Teachers Based on The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) 2012 Report on Balochistan An HRCP mission had visited the province from May 15 to 19 in order to assess the
Unchallenged Hatred: Neither Hindu nor Muslim Sacrificing pride, let us sit together. Neither Sunni nor Shia, Let us walk the road of peace! (Bulleh Shah) But things don’t look like so among us proud Pakistanis.  We see God as the one
Visualising a tolerant Pakistan -by Farahnaz Ispahani: We began our lives as a nation with hope and idealism. Pakistan and Pakistanis had those beliefs because of the foundation laid by our Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Though ignored in our textbooks, in the speeches of parliamentarians and by
Tribal NGOs condemn brutal assassination of Fareeda Afridi: Peshawar: A condolence meeting was held in SPO office Peshawar to remember Ms. Farida Afridi who was brutally assassinated by the brutal, negative and anti social forces today morning at Jamrud Khyber Agency, FATA. Farida Afridi was a founding