Exchange of prisoner lists between Pakistan and India

Lists of prisoners held by each nation were exchanged, according to a different statement made by the Foreign Office. The lists were simultaneously exchanged in accordance with the 2008 Consular Access Agreement, a Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement. According to the agreement, on January 1 and July 1 of each year, the two nations exchange lists of the prisoners held in each other’s custody.

The Foreign Office says that a list of 705 Indian prisoners being held in Pakistan has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The list includes 51 civilians and 654 fishermen.

However, the list of 434 Pakistani prisoners in India, including 339 civilian detainees and 95 fishermen, was provided by the Indian government.

The spokesperson for the Foreign Office says that Pakistan has also asked for the early release and return of 94 fishermen and 51 civilian prisoners who have already served their sentences and whose nationality has been confirmed.

Both countries should stop.

Indians say Girls are as capable as sons. Now they oppose abortions of girls

India’s predilection for sons causes rampant misogyny and the unlawful termination of female foetuses. However, things are changing as more women achieve success in business and athletics and as police raid clinics that conduct abortions based on gender. Indian woman working at a sari factory Millions of female embryos have been illegally aborted in India […]

Indians say Girls are as capable as sons. Now they oppose abortions of girls

New constituencies in Occupied Kashmir, shifting more seats to Hindu-majority areas. It is a controversial plan.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah had said in January that elections would be held in Jammu and Kashmir soon after the delimitation process was completed. – Photo: AFP


A list of new political constituencies for Occupied Kashmir was released on Tuesday in which the Hindu population in the Muslim-majority areas has got a large representation and the way is being paved for new elections.


The Occupied Territories originally consisted of the Muslim-majority Valley of Kashmir, the Hindu-majority region of Jammu and the remote Buddhist enclave of Ladakh.

The government said that a delimitation commission has finalized 90 assembly constituencies in Occupied Kashmir, excluding Ladakh, with 43 reserved for Jammu and 47 for Kashmir, followed by 37 in Jammu and Kashmir Valley. There were 46 seats.

It is a controversial plan as the commission did not take into consideration the population based on 2011 census. 

As the census Jammu’s population is 44% and Kashmir’s 56%. The commission gave more seats to Jammu relative to their population.

The report was rejected by the People’s Democratic Party of Jammu and Kashmir.

The National Conference said in a statement on Twitter that “any manipulation will not change the ground realities. Whenever there is an election, the voters will punish the BJP and its proxies for what they have done in the last four years.” What has happened with Jammu and Kashmir?

Religious freedom in India ‘worse’ : US Commission recommends sanctions

The US Commission on Religious Freedom has once again recommended special restrictions, calling the situation of religious freedom in India “worse” under the Hindu nationalist regime.

A demonstrator is detained during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Delhi, India, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

This is the third consecutive year that the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended that India be placed on a “list of countries of grave concern”, according to AFP.

The recommendation has caused outrage in New Delhi and is certain to be rejected by the state department.

The US panel appointed to make the recommendations, in its annual report, expressed grave concern about South Asia and supported the State Department’s decision to blacklist Pakistan.

This panel is appointed to make recommendations but does not formulate US policy.

The commission pointed to the “numerous” attacks on religious minorities in India, especially Muslims and Christians, in 2021, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government pursued “its own ideological stance of a Hindu state” through anti-minority policies.

The report says that the situation of religious freedom in India has become very serious.

In its report, the commission pointed to the culture of impunity, and arrests of journalists and human rights activists for the nationwide campaign of intimidation and violence by mobs and various activist groups.

In previous years, the Indian government had rejected the commission’s findings, accusing it of bias.

US President Joe Biden, like his predecessor Donald Trump, has sought to expand ties with India as a common ally in the face of emerging power China.

Biden is also expected to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tokyo next month on the sidelines of the Quad quadripartite summit with Japan and Australia.

The US commission also recommended that Afghanistan be blacklisted after the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan and that Nigeria be re-listed, which the Biden administration had earlier removed from the list.

Countries on the US State Department’s blacklist of religious freedom that could be subject to sanctions include China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan, federal commission created in 1998 through the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). USCIRF uses international standards, such as Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to monitor violations of religious freedom or belief abroad.

Ilhan Omar : Practice of Congressional travel through sponsorship

Indian government has made hue and cry over the visit of Congresswoman’s visit to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. 

Indian’s External affairs spokesman used a very harsh words to describe her visit and said she pursued a narrow minded politics. 

Indian government and Indian must know that US lawmakers can visit foreign countries on official visits and sponsored visits. The US laws sanctions foreign travel visits sponsored by a non-profit organization. 

One of their Indians favorite lawmaker Rep. Tulsi Gabbad(D-HI) accepted sponsorship from a nonprofit organization and made a controversial trip to Syria where she met Bashar al-Asad. 

According to the House Rule 25 of the House of Representatives members and staff must file reports detailing any travel related expenses reimbursed by a non-government source. 

Indians must also know that Under Section 304 of the honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 all these reports are published online by the Office of the clerk. 

As far is Kashmir is concerned it is a disputed territory. The case of Kashmir was taken to the UN by its own founding father Mr. Nehnru. 

India condemns IIhan Omar’s visit to Pakistan Administered Kashmir. Calls her narrow-minded 

The Kashmir issue is not being discussed at the level in the US where it should be, US Congressman

Ilhan Abdullah Omar was also given a tour of the Line of Control (LOC) in Chakoti sector. Photo: Naveed Siddiqui

Ilhan Abdullah Omar, a US congresswoman, has acknowledged that the issue of Kashmir is not being discussed in the US House of Representatives at the level it should be, but hoped that the situation will change.

Talking to local media in the Presidency of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Ilhan Abdullah Omar said, that purpose of the hearing in the House Foreign Relations Committee was to discuss the Narendra Modi administration’s anti-Muslim narrative and to discuss how this narrative leading to human rights abuses.

She hoped that her visit would pave the way for further discussions on Kashmir issue.

She further said that the condemnation, reservations and question of Kashmir issue of the people fighting for human rights would also be included in this hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee..

The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir also drew the attention of Ilhan Abdullah Omar to the demographic engineering in Occupied Kashmir and said that India had issued fake domiciles in Kashmir to 4.2 million Indian Hindus to change the proportion of population in Occupied Kashmir.

“In the current context, there is an urgent need for the international community, especially the United States, to come forward and help resolve this long-running dispute between the two nuclear powers,” he said.

According to official sources, Ilhan Abdullah Omar was also given a tour of the Line of Control (LOC) in Chakoti sector where he was briefed before and after the recent reconciliation between Pakistani and Indian forces to honor the 2003 ceasefire agreement. 

On the occasion of this visit, the residents affected by the Indian shelling also gathered there before the ceasefire and told their stories of horror to the guests.

India’s response to the visit

This is not the first time that US President Joe Biden’s Somali-American Alhan Abdullah Omar, a member of the Democratic Party, has drawn attention to India’s  human rights record.

In early April, she also questioned the US government’s alleged reluctance to criticize Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on human rights.

A few days after her remarks, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Washington was monitoring the rise in human rights abuses in India by some government, police and prison officials.

It was during the visit of US Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullah Omar to Azad Jammu and Kashmir that India strongly condemned his visit.

According to Indian media reports, a spokesman for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, “All I can say is that if such a politician wants to pursue his narrow-minded politics at home, it is her will.”

The Indian spokesman added, “But the violation of our territorial integrity and sovereignty connects us to this issue and we consider this visit is condemnable.”

The language of the spokesman should be condemned. India has already received a direct rebuke from Blinken on human rights abuses. She has a Congresswoman of the US not Pakistan. This offensive remark will not go well with the Biden Administration. 

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In MP, India, the Hindu Right-Wing regime has bulldozed this Muslim man’s shop branding him as a ‘stone pelter’ at a Hindu religious procession.

Why are the free world leaders silent on these kinds of brutal acts?

US report points to widespread human rights abuses in India


US State Department says it has received credible reports of violence against Muslims – File Photo: Dawn News

The latest report released by the US State Department has identified widespread human rights violations in India.

According to the Dawn newspaper, these violations include serious human rights violations, such as extrajudicial killings by government agents, violence against Muslims and massacres in occupied Kashmir by government and non-government forces.

A report released earlier this week by a senior US official warned that if India increased its oil exports from Russia, it would have repercussions.

U.S. human rights groups have also noted that the Indian government has recently banned schoolgirls from wearing the hijab in the state of Karnataka.

The move drew international criticism, but the state High Court upheld the ban.

The State Department says it has received credible reports of Muslims being targeted in parts of India.

The report added that “in some areas, the Muslim community has been the victim of sectarian and racist violence, with violence continuing throughout the year, accusing the Muslim community of physical abuse, prejudice, forced migration and cattle smuggling.” ۔

The State Department says it has received reports of “massive human rights violations” in India, including “unlawful and arbitrary killings, extrajudicial killings by the government or its agents, torture and police and prisons.” Cases of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by the authorities.

The report added another area of concern, citing “severe and deadly prison conditions, arbitrary arrests and detentions by government officials, political imprisonment or detention, and arbitrary or illegal interference with confidentiality.” Gone

The report said that India is a democratic country but it is common here to use violence, threats of violence, or arbitrary arrests or prosecution of journalists, use criminal contempt laws to prosecute social media speeches while freedom of expression is common. Freedom of the Internet, including opinions and media, is restricted.

India has “extremely strict rules on funding NGOs and civil society organizations, or operations and rehabilitation of refugees.”

The report highlights another concern: “serious government corruption, governmental harassment of national and international human rights organizations.”

Source: Dawnnews.tv

Live-in relationships are a recent trend in India

Source : Deccan Herald

India is a country with a diverse culture and people from different parts of the world have brought their own unique ideas to it. One such idea that has been growing in popularity is live-in relationships. It has been said that the number of people opting for this type of relationship is increasing every year.

Live-in relationships are an increasingly popular trend in India and it is believed to be one of the reasons for the increase in divorce rates in India.

The number of live-in couples has increased by over 40% since 2005, according to a report by The Times of India.

Live-in relationships have been on the rise in Indian society for some time now. While there are many reasons for this, one of them is the increasing cost of living and lack of housing in the country.

In the modern times, people are settling down later in life and often marrying someone who is not their partner. This phenomenon is known as “live-in”.

There are many benefits of live-in for both parties involved. It helps to save on the cost of living, it can also help to reduce the stress and anxiety that comes with marriage, and live-in can be a solution for people who want to avoid an arranged marriage or an inter-caste marriage.

Live-in is becoming more popular in India as more people choose to marry later in life or even without a partner at all.

This type of relationship has become more popular among urban singles who want to avoid living with parents or other family members.

The rise of live-in relationships has also been attributed to the changing social norms and attitudes towards sexuality that are prevalent in India today.

In a live-in relationship, the person who is living in the home with the other person has to take on the role of a domestic worker. They have to do all the chores and cooking while also taking care of any children.

As India becomes more urbanized, it is becoming more common for people to live in relationships without marriage. It is important for both partners to understand their roles and responsibilities in this type of relationship.

The future of live-in relationships will be one where people are able to maintain their own identities and not have to give up their personal lives just because they are living together.

In a live-in relationship, the person who is living in the home with the other person has to take on the role of a domestic worker. They have to do all the chores and cooking while also taking care of any children.

A study found that there’s a higher rate of “dating, cohabiting or living with partners” among Indian women than men. The study also found that the reason for this is because women are more likely to be single and not married.

The study was conducted by Bingo Dating and the findings were published in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

This is one of many studies that have been done on dating patterns in India. This particular study was done in 2016 when there were over 100 million people online using dating apps and sites like Tinder, Woo, Happn etc.

The future of live-in relationships will be one where people are able to maintain their own identities and not have to give up their personal lives just because they are living together.

The Hijab Row in India and What it Means for Muslim Women in the Country

The Hijab Row in India is a controversy that has been unfolding in the country for the last few months. It all started when a group of Muslim women from Kerala were denied entry into a temple, citing their headscarves as the reason. The incident sparked off debates and discussions on whether or not women should be allowed to wear Hijabs in public places.

The recent incident has opened up a can of worms for Muslim women in India, who are now being discriminated against on two fronts – one by individuals and secondly by the government. The discrimination goes beyond just clothing and extends to other aspects of life, such as education and employment opportunities.

The hijab is a headscarf worn by Muslim women in order to cover their hair and sometimes their neck or ears. It can be worn in many different styles, with different types of clothing.

Now hijab has been banned from schools and colleges by the High Court of Karnataka in their recent verdict. This ban has created an uproar among Indian Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The headscarf is a symbol of modesty for Muslim women all around the world, but it is not just the Muslim community that is rallying behind the hijab. Non-Muslim Indian women are also supporting this movement as they believe that it will help them fight against sexual harassment at work places.

The Muslim Minority Community of India and Hijab in Their Culture

In India, the Muslim minority community is facing a lot of discrimination and inequality. The Karnataka government has banned hijabs in schools and universities.

The hijab has been an integral part of the Muslim culture for centuries. It is a symbol of modesty and dignity. Indian Muslims say that banning hijabs in schools is denying women their right to choose what they wear, which is a violation of human rights.

The Controversy of Hijab Among Other Religious Communities and Why It Is Such a Huge Debate

There are many reasons why it is such a huge debate, but the most important one is that the hijab may be seen as a symbol of oppression and inequality. The hijab can be interpreted as an act of modesty that is not forced upon women by men. It’s also seen as an act of rebellion against Western ideals and norms in order to preserve their culture and identity.

The hijab has been a contentious issue in the South Asian region. The Indian media recently banned hijabs on television, citing concerns for “Indian culture”. However, this is not the only country to have such policies. The Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (HRS), a conservative Hindu nationalist group in India, has also been vocal about their opposition to the hijab.

The HRS believes that women who wear the hijab are oppressed and are being forced into wearing it by men. They believe that this is an insult to women because it takes away their agency and autonomy over their bodies and lives.

In contrast, many Muslim women in India argue that wearing the hijab is a personal choice made by them as an expression of their faith

The current hijab row in India has sparked debates across the world. It is a symbol of the split between traditional values and modernity, and how it is affecting Muslim women.

The ban on wearing hijabs in public schools by the Karnataka High Court of India was seen as an attack on religious freedom by many Muslims around the world, including those living in India. The ban is seen as an attack on Islam itself, which views hijab as an obligatory part of modesty for both men and women.

The ban has caused backlash from Muslims who felt that they were being discriminated against because of their faith.

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