Diplomacy for Peace

Arab League discussed the offensive on northeastern Syria launched by Turkey

Arab foreign ministers held an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters on Oct. 12, at the invitation of Egypt, to discuss the ongoing Turkish offensive on northeastern Syria launched Oct. 9. In the final communique of the meeting, the Arab ministers condemned the “Turkish aggression against Syria,” demanding Turkey’s immediate and unconditional withdrawal from all Syrian territory. The final statement warned that the league will …

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Erdogan’s aggression in Syria threatens the region’s peace and security, an Arab NGO speaks out

Maat Condemns Turkish Military Intervention in Syria Okeil: The Turkish aggression is a violation against Syrian sovereignty and threatens the region’s peace and security.. Erdogan must be held accountable by the international community….. Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights, a non-partisan civil society organisation condemned the Turkish military intervention in Syria. It was carried out on Wednesday on the …

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Turkey: Prisons, torture crimes and human rights violations continue

WordForPeace.com Special  At United Nations Human Rights Council, a symposium was organized by the International Alliance for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (AIDL) to discuss the suffering of the Turkish women, violations, crimes against humanity and International prosecution mechanism against the perpetrators in order to ensure the achievements of justice. Speakers asserted that Turkey is witnessing a frightening retreat …

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Indian Ulema Delegitimised the Declaration of “Jihad” in Kashmir, Imran Khan’s war cry has no Islamic justification

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister on his return from the US has stated that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not.  “Whether the world is with the Kashmiris or not, we are standing with them.” Notably, while Imran Khan has remained totally silent on the Uyghurs—the …

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J&K: Activists and political detainees free if they won’t ‘disturb the peace’

Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir are asking civil society activists and political detainees to provide a written assurance that they won’t disturb the peace in exchange for release from detention. Although government officials claimed that they have released some lower-rung political activists, most of the politicians including former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, continue to remain in detention. In a written permission slip to allow the …

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RSS-Jamiat meet to work jointly for communal harmony and accord in the country: Strength of India’s political system

WordForPeace.com Editorial Note: Such dialogues as recently held between Jami’at and RSS for communal accord, something that WordForPeace.com has long called for, will go a long way in understanding each other’s perspective. But such an important interaction should always be upfront and candid, NOT ambiguous and equivocal. Madani underlined three issues that Muslims are worried about: mob lynching, names being …

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Human Rights Violations by Pakistan in PoJK: Five Forgotten Facts

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) comprises of two areas: the so-called “Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)” and “Gilgit Baltistan (GB)”, which Pakistan had illegally occupied through armed action in 1947. Pakistan has kept the people of this region guessing on their status. As a constitutional entity, the so-called “AJK” is unique. It has been given the …

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