A girl who committed suicide over the continued detention of her parents in India

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEAL- Case: AHRC-UAC-247-2008

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5 November 2008
PAKISTAN/INDIA: Petition for a girl who committed suicide over the continued detention of her parents in India

*The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has obtained information that a girl whose parents have been detained in India committed suicide on November 3, 2008 due to the hardship of taking care of her sisters.

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Reflecting what happening in Sindh

By Majid Maqsood, Sindh
It’s not a fault of Sindhi media, if things are negative, it can’t be shown positive and media has to portray what has been happening in Sindh. Honor killing, unavailability of medicines resulting hundred of lives. It doesn’t mean that media showing or addressing non issues. These are the true issues of Sindh. I have been criticizing on Sindhi media but not on current affairs but things which are being shown to nation on the name culture is not exactly a culture of Sindh but it has badly impacted on Sindhi society…

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Yes we did: Chose hope over pessimism

by Iqbal Tareen, Herndon, Virginia, USA
November 5, 2008
Yes we did
On November 4, 2008, America chose hope over pessimism and change over yester years of divisive and bickering politics. People of America sent Obama-Biden to the White House, elected additional Democratic members of House of Representative and Senators and painted many states blue.

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Better to have some debate than not!

By Sarwar Bari
Better to have some debate than not having any as it informs us about various perspectives and their shades. Yet, it is important to know/search who is going to capture what and how much from such debates? Since, background of some writers and their politics remains hidden from the readers, it is difficult to judge them and to know their intentions and politics.In my view, therefore sheer anti-imperialist sloganeering or even actions do not deserve my support. My reasons is my value-humanism and freedom. We have/had so many anti-imperialists now and in the past who were/are fascists like Hitler, Khomeini, Pol Pot and now Taliban and Alqaida. We must know
that within 3 weeks of so-called retrogressive/ reactionary revolution, Iranian mullahs killed more than two thousand Communists, they still don¹t allow any freedom to its critics. In whole of Shah¹s rule only 345 communists were killed. So both pro-imperialist Shah and anti-Imperialist mullahs in my view were fascists and anti-freedom.
Also, I must cite here example of Enoch Powel a great racist and anti-imperialist of the UK.

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Those who dumped all the money into the war have been defeated

by Ayaz Latif Palijo Advocate, Hyderabad, Sindh
The writer can be reached at: ayazlatif@gmail.com
Obama won and those who were ruining the US economy and the economy and peace of the world, those who dumped all the money into the war have been defeated. Where are the WMD? The war that Bush and company started? I think the very least we can expect from Mr Obama is that he will not waste American and third world lives for a publicity stunt. The best way to run the presidency is to think “what would Bush do in a situation like this” and then do the exact opposite.

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