Umer Beigh
Pakistan students' solidairty march_PRSF “The future belongs to us”: Students’ solidarity march in Pakistan

In 1984, Pakistan’s military dictator Zia-Ul-Haq banned student unions in an attempt to suppress students resistance against the dictatorship. Today Pakistani students seek to overturn this ban

India partially lifts internet ban in Kashmir with strict conditions for users

Users are being asked to sign an informal bond which includes conditions restraining them from uploading all encrypted files that contain any videos or photographs, in addition to disallowing the use of social networking sites, proxies, VPNs and WiFi

Pakistan health workers Health workers in Pakistan challenge government’s privatization drive

Pakistan’s healthcare system is suffering from chronic under investment, worsened by the current privatization drive imposed by the IMF and carried out by the government of Imran Khan

Gotabaya Rajapaka Presidential elections further polarize Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide

The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree

Kashmir siege Kashmir siege: 23 days of curfew and counting

Millions of Kashmiris continue to suffer under the military lock-down imposed by the Indian government. The situation is particularly critical for patients, women and school-going children.

Textile workers in Bangladesh fight against state repression

‘Thousands of workers dismissed earlier haven’t been re-appointed yet and in most cases, workers didn’t even receive their legal compensation,’ says workers’ organizer

Niyamgiri Tribals in India’s Niyamgiri are resisting Vedanta’s bauxite mining

One tribal activist was killed and many injured after security personnel deployed at Vedanta factory attacked the protesters.

India Pakistan LoC Pakistan offers to release captured Indian air force pilot, calls for de-escalation

Both India and Pakistan attempted cross-border air incursions into the airspace of the other, in the last two days, in the biggest escalation of tensions since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

Pricol Workers on strike in August Wave of punitive actions on autoworkers in southern India

Transfer orders and summary dismissals have become the standard response by companies to the workers organizing in India’s automobiles manufacturing hub at Tamil Nadu

Manual Scavenging: India’s Dirty Secret

Manual Scavenging is actually ‘progeny of caste violence’ in Indian society. In the past two years, at least one manual scavenger died every five days while cleaning sewers.

Baby Hiba Pellet injury Pellet shotguns continue blinding minors in Kashmir

In the recent spree of violence in Kashmir, following the killing of six militants and a 14-year-old girl on November 26, the security forces partially blinded an infant girl.    

UN mission recommends action against Myanmar army for crimes against Rohingya

The fact-finding mission found that the crimes include mass killings and rapes with a genocidal intent

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