On the Nature and Practice of Human Rights

On the Nature and Practice of Human Rights

By Hasnain M Khawja The contemporary age is described as the “age of rights” and human rights are held to be the “only political-moral idea that has received universal acceptance.” The codification of international law relating to human rights ranks as some of the most signal (noteworthy) achievements of man in the twentieth century. Founded […]

Human Rights Day: JRL writes to UN chief seeking inquiry into HR violations in Kashmir

Human Rights Day: JRL writes to UN chief seeking inquiry into HR violations in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In connection with the Human Rights Day on Monday, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has written a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres highlighting the “grave HR situation” in Kashmir. JRL according to a statement issued here urged Guterres to establish a […]

Kashmiris will lose faith in humanness if denied justice: JKLF

Kashmiris will lose faith in humanness if denied justice: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday said if international community fails to deliver justice to Kashmiris, the people of Jammu & Kashmir will lose faith in humanness and human ethics. According to a statement issued here, JKLF senior vice-chairman Abdul Hameed Butt addressed a meeting in connection with human rights day on Monday. […]

We place trust in UN, says TeH chief Sehrai

We place trust in UN, says TeH chief Sehrai

SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday urged the Antonio Guterres to “uphold your mandate” as the Secretary General of the United Nations and take measures to ensure safety and well-being of Kashmiris by resolving the 71-year-old Kashmir dispute. Sehrai in a statement said Kashmir conflict has inflicted pain, agony and injustice on […]

APDP holds sit-in holds sit-in

APDP holds sit-in holds sit-in

ARIF RASHID Srinagar: On Human Rights Day, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Monday held a sit-in protest here demanding justice and information about their disappeared family members. The relatives of disappeared persons assembled here in press enclave and displayed banners and photos of their disappeared kith and kin. They sought the […]

Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting over PaK minister’s presence

Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting over PaK minister’s presence

Islamabad: An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) at the event, according to source here. Diplomat Shubham Singh, left the meeting to register India’s protest over the presence of PaK minister Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed at the […]