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Indian theatre activists term Pakistan’s Madeeha Gauhar’s passing an irreparable loss

Indian theatre activists term Pakistan’s Madeeha Gauhar’s passing an irreparable loss

By Neel Kamal BATHINDA: Renowned Pakistani playwright and peace activist Madeeha Gauhar died after a prolonged battle with cancer in Lahore on April. She was 62. Known for her commitment to theatre...
Prisoner repatriation: Include forgotten POWs​

Prisoner repatriation: Include forgotten POWs​

It is good news that India and Pakistan plan to repatriate prisoners from each other’s countries. Those being considered for this leniency are civilians — minors, women,...
Invisible casualties of tensions and red tape

Invisible casualties of tensions and red tape

Jitendra Arjunwara case update April 2, 1018: Superintendent of Police in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday told Indian journalist and peace activist Jatin Desai that police have now verified Jitendra...
Parents of ailing two-year-old plead for Indian medical visas

Parents of ailing two-year-old plead for Indian medical visas

With each passing night since late December 2017, 32-year-old Jawwad and his wife have been earnestly hoping for a phone call confirming their Indian visas so their ailing two-year-old son Maier can...
Furthering the peace narrative: Find Raza

Furthering the peace narrative: Find Raza

The tiny dents that young activists like Raza Mahmood Khan make on the narrative of violence and coercion are precious, and worth preserving. Hopefully Raza will be produced in the Lahore High Court...
Peace activists in India honour Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir

Peace activists in India honour Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir

Thousands attended the funeral of Pakistani lawyer, human rights, peace and democracy advocate Asma Jahangir in Lahore on Tuesday – women, men, rich, poor, workers, lawyers, journalists, farmers,...
Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

I cannot find the words to express my grief over the disappearance of my dear friend Raza from Lahore. When I heard that he was missing, it shook me to the fibre of my being. How can a man who...
A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

Young Indian activist Devika Mittal in Delhi has written a moving post about the disappearance of her friend and colleague Raza Khan in Pakistan. Mittal, one of the leaders of the cross-border youth...
#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

The cross-border youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti (start of friendship) has issued a statement expressing concern about the disappearance of Raza Khan, the group’s Pakistan Convener. Raza Khan was...
Rishi Kapoor: Want to see Pakistan before I die

Rishi Kapoor: Want to see Pakistan before I die

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, 65, wishes to visit Pakistan before he dies. “I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die. I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva dijiye...