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Articles by: Adv Syed Mujtaba

Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir ( Part II)

Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir ( Part II)

   Collaboration by: JB Graves, Syed Mujtaba According to Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, “there is almost total impunity for enforced disappearances” in Kashmir. Enforced disappearance are particularly cruel and subversive to human rights in that they usurp the power of democratic institutions by detaining people without causality. States by law require transparency[Read More…]

Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir

Pakistan and India: Perspective from Kashmir

Kashmir, a contentious region since 1947, has been claimed by both Pakistan and India; war, skirmishes, treaties, posturing, the UN, and the threat of nuclear war have cycled between periods of tension and cooperation that have perpetuated both the security dilemma and détente. The independence of India and Pakistan gave birth to regional competition for control over the outlying territory[Read More…]

Dialogue – The best way to Resolve the Kashmir Issue

Dialogue – The best way to Resolve the Kashmir Issue

Kashmir is a zone of chaos, a highest militarised zone in the world.Kashmir is a bone of fight between the two Nuclear Countries. The independence of India and Pakistan gave the birth to conflicts, chaos, and hatred. The two independent dominions of Pakistan and India were born on 14th and 15th of August respectively. Princely states were a peculiar issue,[Read More…]

The Rising Tide of Attacks on Minorities!

The Rising Tide of Attacks on Minorities!

Gandhi’s vision of the ideal society was that of a non-violent and democratic social order in which there would be a just balance between individual freedom and social responsibility. He had a very high regard for the place of ideals in human life. Without ideals, he said, life could have no meaning because there would be no goals towards which[Read More…]

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Kashmir Needs Solution not Suppression

Kashmir Needs Solution not Suppression

Co-Written by Syed Mujtaba & Mirza jahanzeb Since 1989, the People of Jammu and Kashmir were killed, tortured, humiliated, and disappeared. Thousands of the people were killed due to cycle of violence prevalent in Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of the people became permanently disabled due to ongoing circles of violence. Many are those who lost their beloved children, daughters, sisters,[Read More…]

Who Are The Stone Pelters Of Kashmir?

Who Are The Stone Pelters Of Kashmir?

For over 70 years, unarmed Kashmiris, including men, women, school-going boys and girls and aged people have continued to witness mental, psychological as well as physical humiliation and torture. Every day, there are incidents of gashing of eyes, use of ever-new methods of persecution during unending curfews,  torching of their villages along with crops and destruction of their business as[Read More…]

Imran Khan- Now it is time to deliver

Imran Khan- Now it is time to deliver

  “With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The elections are over and now it is Imran Khan the 19th Prime Minister of Pakistan . Prior to the elections process there were some horrific acts of terrorism that spoiled  the election process but the courage of the[Read More…]

Rape As A Political Tool

Rape As A Political Tool

Human Rights Watch investigations in the former Yugoslavia, Peru, Kashmir, conflicts, whether international or internal in scope.  HRW found that rape of women civilians has been deployed as a tactical weapon to terrorize civilian communities or to achieve “ethnic cleansing,” a tool in enforcing hostile occupations, a means of conquering or seeking revenge. Yet rape in conflict or under repressive[Read More…]

Enforced Disappearance: A Violence Behind Veil

Enforced Disappearance: A Violence Behind Veil

Co-Written by Advocate Syed Mujtaba and Inamul Haq In the global world, the terminology of war on terror has triggered intense debates about the role of security and liberty. The word security is enclosed with either as a governmental or exceptional practice. While is the case of liberty has been shrouded in salience. These two terms are closely looked by[Read More…]

Plight of Kashmiri Prisoners

Plight of Kashmiri Prisoners

V.R. Krishna Iyer (J) has rightly observed : “In our world prisons are still laboratories of torture, warehouses in which human commodities are sadistically kept and where spectrums of inmates range from drift-wood juveniles to heroic dissenters. It is established that conviction for a crime does not reduce the person into a non-person, so he is entitled to all the[Read More…]