Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Saturday’s suicide attack on a crowd of demonstrators belonging to the Hazara community in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, which left 80 dead and several hundreds wounded, is symptomatic of a deep seated and long standing problem plaguing the country, the problem of weaving into a single nation a country which is sharply divided on ethnic and religious lines. Though...

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

Colombo, July 24: India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, The New Indian Express reported today.. About 20 people, including members of the Pakistan-embassy sponsored Kashmir Study Forum, demonstrated before the UN office on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, holding placards asking the UN...

Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir

Indian riot police about to thrash a Kashmiri woman protestor Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir ISLAMABAD, July 21: Pakistan has asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact-finding team to Kashmir to investigate human rights violations and the recent killings of innocent people, Press Trust of India reported....

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

July 21 (NIA) - Over a 100 people gathered outside the UN building in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, demanding a UN probe to alleged human rights violation committed by Indian forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. The protesters expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence and killings in Kashmir and alleged that atleast 50 civilians had been killed...

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

July 21 (NIA) – Days after the shocking murder of Pakistan’s social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, in an alleged ‘honour killing’, a 24 year old Pakistani man was killed for the same purpose on Tuesday for having an illicit affair, police said. The death sparked protests in many states around Pakistan on Thursday, with activists taking to the streets, calling...

Lord’s 2016: A second revolution in Pakistan cricket

Lord’s 2016: A second revolution in Pakistan cricket

In 1996, Musthaq Ahmed pulled it off for Pakistan Lord’s 1982: Pakistan's target to win the Test is a simple 76. Pakistan don't do simple. They do complex and unfathomable. It's the final session of the Test and rain clouds rush towards St John's Wood. Pakistan last won a Test in England 28 years earlier -...

Pakistani transgender opposes fatwa permitting marriage

Pakistani transgender opposes fatwa permitting marriage

A Pakistani transgender, Bindiya Rana, of Karachi, has surprised a lot of people by opposing a fatwa issued by 50 clerics of the Tanzeem-Ittehad-i-Ummat, permitting transgender persons to marry if one had predominant male features and the other predominantly female features. “I have talked to many people in my community, and this fatwa on marriage is troublesome for us,” says...

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