Abrar Reyaz

#MeToo Campaign is directionless without taking legal recourse

#MeToo Campaign is directionless without taking legal recourse

It is necessary and also the need of the hour that women come forward to report the cases of sexual harassment- yet another step forward towards women empowerment. This campaign should have proceeded and continued with an aim to create awareness among women and make them feel empowered by registering such cases in police stations. […]

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Lift restrictions on education in Kashmir!

The frequent Internet blockade in Kashmir has become an uncertain inconvenience for the students, and apparently the government sponsored shutdown of educational institutions is now just another trouble for them. Everytime a civilian or militant killing takes place in any part of the valley, the government orders the closing down of schools, colleges and universities. […]

 Abrar Reyaz

Of Indian Media, Public Intelligentsia and Civil society

Of Indian Media, Public Intelligentsia and Civil society

The Criminal Silence on Kathua Rape and Murder

The horrific and gruesome abduction, gang rape and murder of a 8 year old girl in Kathua district of Jammu, didn’t seem to bother the collective conscience of the mainland India. Maintaining criminal silence for three months, paving way for cover up and hushing up the details is what has largely been done and many […]

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Stopping of Ambulances from Reaching Hospitals – A violation of Medical Neutrality

Stopping of Ambulances from Reaching Hospitals – A violation of Medical Neutrality

“Healthcare for all is a human right.”  –  Sen. Bernie Sanders

Medical neutrality is the principle of non-interference with medical services in times of armed conflict and civil unrest.  Medical neutrality requires: The protection of medical personnel, patients, facilities, and transport from attack or interference; 2. Unhindered access to medical care and treatment; 3. The humane treatment of all civilians; and 4. Non-discriminatory treatment of the […]

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IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

  Every human being has a right to live with dignity, respect and honor. Dignity can’t be earned and neither can be taken away. Every other good thing in life depends upon safeguarding of our fundamental dignity. Universal Declaration on Human Rights puts it as: recognition of inherent dignity of all the members of human […]

 Abrar Reyaz

Lift restrictions on education in Kashmir!

  The frequent Internet blockade in Kashmir has become an uncertain inconvenience for the students, and apparently the government sponsored shutdown of educational institutions is now just another trouble for them. Everytime a civilian or militant killing takes place in any part of the valley, the government orders the closing down of schools, colleges and […]