Saudi schoolbooks and Recontextualizing Islam

Two decades of snail pace revisions of Saudi schoolbooks aimed at removing supremacist references to Jews, Christians, and Shiites suggest a willingness to delete offensive language while keeping in place fundamental concepts of an ultra-conservative, anti-pluralistic, and intolerant interpretation of Islam. In a break with the past, Human Rights Watch and Impact-se, an education-focused Israeli research… Continue reading Saudi schoolbooks and Recontextualizing Islam

Forgotten Women of Kashmir: Thirty Years On…!

Kashmir has suffered so much that it’s hard to point a day as its darkest. Yet, February 23rd, 1991 can perhaps be called the darkest day in the history of Kashmir. On this cold and dark night in 1991, Indian army barged into the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in Kupwara District. The area… Continue reading Forgotten Women of Kashmir: Thirty Years On…!

Mass Graves of Kashmir

Cathy Scott-Clark is a prominent British journalist and author. In July 2012, her story, “Mass Graves of Kashmir” published in Guardian abruptly shocked the world. Her famous lines on top read, “For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local lawyer is discovering their unmarked graves… Continue reading Mass Graves of Kashmir

Is there any glimmer of hope for the Dalit in India?

On India’s Republic Day, some farmers climbed up ramparts of the Red Fort and hoisted the Khalsa flag. Some BJP workers took the opportunity to label the farmers’ “traitors”.  A section of the media projected Rakesh as a retired constable. Disgusted at the vilification campaign, even Capt (Red) Amarinder Singh had to condemn police violence during the… Continue reading Is there any glimmer of hope for the Dalit in India?

How did the farmers’ protests turn into an oppressed peoples’ Movement in India

Police baton charge and water torrents on elderly farmers, besides inclement weather, sometimes become freezing. Farmers’ local and diaspora sympathizers flooded them with food, fruit, and even 30 quintals of American almonds (from US-based toot brethren). The government is trying tooth and nail to sow seeds of discord among the kissan unions. Formidable Jat kissan… Continue reading How did the farmers’ protests turn into an oppressed peoples’ Movement in India

Iranian-American sentenced to jail, allegedly with out a trial

Jan 26, 2021 An Iranian American man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail on spying fees, despite the fact that his household says his trial came about with out him. The household stated Emad Shargi was cleared of the costs in December 2019, however then was knowledgeable he was responsible by a court docket… Continue reading Iranian-American sentenced to jail, allegedly with out a trial

Op-ed: Will a more informed citizenry nibble the bait of Hindu rashtra?

It is gratuitous to unveil the truth about terrorism; unnecessary and often harmful or upsetting to write the truth of fighting terrorism because neither the courts nor the media are free from prejudice and bias. Not the Queen’s Counsel Harsh Salve but we need a Henrik Ibsen for 2020s to unveil the truth. Judge Loya… Continue reading Op-ed: Will a more informed citizenry nibble the bait of Hindu rashtra?

Rights teams say 1,000 arrested in Tunisia protests

Activists say many arrests made ‘arbitrary’ together with of people that have been taken from inside their properties.Tunisian safety forces have arrested no less than 1,000 individuals throughout six nights of protests, human rights and different non-government teams mentioned. The North African nation, the place the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened already acute financial ache, has… Continue reading Rights teams say 1,000 arrested in Tunisia protests

Israel to start out vaccinating prisoners, together with Palestinians

Announcement by jail authorities comes as Israel faces renewed calls to offer vaccinations for thousands and thousands of Palestinians in occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.The Israel Prison Service has stated it’s going to start vaccinating all imprisoned individuals in opposition to COVID-19, together with Palestinians, following calls from rights teams, Palestinian officers and Israel’s… Continue reading Israel to start out vaccinating prisoners, together with Palestinians

Op-ed: Internationalization of Kashmir is India’s biggest weakness

At the time of Partition, India knew that its policies with regard to the princely states were inconsistent. So, it feared the internationalization of the Kashmir dispute. Vallabhai Patel, presented Kashmir to Liaquat Ali Khan in a platter, so to say, in exchange for Junagadh and Hyderabad. Liaquat Ali Khan did not accept the offer.… Continue reading Op-ed: Internationalization of Kashmir is India’s biggest weakness