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Barelvi politics in Pakistan: Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s chances in elections?

WordForPeace.com June 30, 2018 Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TYLRA) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi recently announced that his party will contest in the upcoming 2018 general elections. He made the announcement at a chehlum ceremony in Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi. The ceremony was held to honor people who lost their lives in the Faizabad sit-in and titled as the Tajdar-e-Nabuwat Conference. People …

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Why Dr. Tahir ul Qadri boycotts Pak elections – Ideology or ground reality?

WordForPeace.com Jaweria Waheed Ever since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has suffered a great deal at the hands of the flawed electoral system, which allow few families to make their way to parliament and deprive the mass majority of their fundamental rights. This group of elites is the actual beneficiary of the system and hence protects the system from any …

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Pakistan’s troubled path to democracy: a history replete with coups and dictatorships

WordForPeace.com Jul 20, 2018 Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful military says it is taking “no direct role” in the 25 July election, but a history of coups and dictatorships is fuelling fears over the balance of power in civil-military relations. Here is a brief overview of Pakistan’s troubled path to democracy under the shadow of military rule. Representational image. Reuters Chaos and the …

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SDPI and the ilk Misinterpret the Quran and Hadith to Justify Their Terror Deeds: Indian Sunni leader

WordForPeace.com Jul 19, 2018 KOZHIKODE: Indian Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliar has said that no one has entrusted the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) with the task of taking to the streets to protect the Muslim cause. Addressing a news conference here on Wednesday, he said that certain organizations are misinterpreting the Quran and Hadees to justify their …

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UNHRC ‘greatest failure’: Nikki Haley defends US withdrawal

WordForPeace.com Jul 19, 2018 ‘Judged by how far it has fallen short of its promise, the Human Rights Council is the United Nations’ greatest failure,’ Haley said. United Nations: Terming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations’ “greatest failure”, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has alleged that the institution has provided cover for the world’s most inhumane …

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Why Every Woman Prisoner in a Pakistani Jail Is Sentenced To Death?

WordForPeace.com By Rafia Zakaria July 18, 2018 NO ONE, it can safely be assumed, wants to see the inside of a prison in real life. The clicking of locks, the slamming of doors and the endless cacophony of the prisoners left behind and locked up is the material of nightmares. Where actual prisons are concerned, few in Pakistan have any …

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India’s top court orders legislation to curb lynchings

WordForPeace.com Court of India on Tuesday asked the government to draft legislation to curb the growing incidents of lynchings and mob violence in the country. The top court condemned the violence against minority communities, which it termed “horrendous acts of mobocracy.” The three-judge bench was led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said it was the obligation of …

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Pakistan General Election: Political parties, rights organisations decry ‘blatant and aggressive’ rigging ahead of polls

WordForPeace.com Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), a widely-respected rights watchdog, recently decried the “blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections”, in an unusually scathing statement, which was followed by a press conference. Expressing their reservations regarding the prevailing political environment ahead of the General Elections, which are scheduled to be held in less than …

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Indian secularism does not prevent Muslims from their religious obligations

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi A self-confessed Secular fundamentalist Mani Shankar Aiyar writes, “First, Indian secularism cannot be anti-religious or irreligious, for the bulk of our people are deeply religious. Unlike in Christendom, where the word originated, secularism in India is not about pitting the state against the religious authority but about keeping matters of faith in the personal realm …

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