Tag: United Nations

The Legend of Loh-i-Dandi

Coordinates: 33°46’6″N   73°7’17″E (The mouth of the cave where Bari Imam spent 12 years in meditation) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.…

Palestinians seek UN Moxie

Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave a major speech Friday making it clear to the Palestinians that the PA will seek membership in the United Nations at this year’s General Assembly meeting. The Palestinians (or more precisely the Fateh faction that controls the ever-shrinking Palestinian parts of the West Bank) are not going to the…

The Quran and constitutions

A constitution can be changed, amended and even abrogated. Pakistan is a classic example of this. No human is authorised to change the Quran. Now that Fauzia Wahab has apologised in the face of an extremist attack at its worst (or best, if you may), it is only appropriate that someone should try to put…

An Open Letter to the Left on Libya

(From Informed Comment) As I expected, now that Qaddafi’s advantage in armor and heavy weapons is being neutralized by the UN allies’ air campaign, the liberation movement is regaining lost territory. Liberators took back Ajdabiya and Brega (Marsa al-Burayqa), key oil towns, on Saturday into Sunday morning, and seemed set to head further West. This…

Will India Ever Deliver Justice To Human Rights Violations In Kashmir?

Even though United Nations rapporteur on human rights violations Margaret Sekaggya visited Kashmir on January 19, India has failed to deliver justice to human rights violation victims in the Kashmir valley since the armed rebellion erupted twenty years ago. The special rapporteur to assess the condition of ‘human rights defenders’ in the Kashmir Valley is…