OPINIONS - 2020
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Gender equity and human rights are pivotal for advancing progress on SDGs. ByShobha Shukla

The Nairobi Statement endorsed to mark 25 years of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) gives renewed hope and stronger thrust to gender equity and human rights. Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal heal

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Trump & Taliban trying to go against time through self-defeating US-Afghanistan deal. By Hem Raj Jain

As per media reports and article by Sirajuddin Haqqani:



 (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/opinion/taliban-afghanistan-war-haqqani.html ) Taliban and the USA are going to sign a deal on February 29 for solving Afghanistan problem. But this deal is against time hence neither it is

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Alvi through press release should defend Presidential reference to SJC despite cowardice of Imran & Mansoor. By Hem Raj Jain

First and foremost, it should be understood that in modern progressive world the democracies are governed by rule-of-law and judiciary is the organ of State through which people ensure it. If judiciary (especially its supreme Court) becomes above law and starts ganging-up to protect the suspiciou

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Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict. By Manish Rai

Turkey and Syria are now directly involved in the military confrontation and this time not through proxies but through their regular troops since the start of this month. This all started when on February 3 Syrian artillery killed eight Turkish military and civilian support personnel, which resul

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HRCP rally for rights of peasants: demand to abolish feudalism. BY ABBAS KASSAR

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan took out a big rally of peasants which marched from Old Campus to press club. It was participated by hundreds of peasant’s women and men. Rally converged at press club where leaders of PHRC, members of civil society and peasants’ leaders addressed t

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Erdogan being grossly underestimated for ushering Muslim world into Caliphate. By Hem Raj Jain

The February, 14 address of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to joint session of Pakistan Parliament though has attracted media attention (specially in India) due to his comparison where he said that “There is no difference between Gallipoli and Kashmir” (as mentioned at https://www.t

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USA unnecessarily sacrificing troops in Afghanistan when can easily be pulled-out with help / assistance of India through mini-SAARC. By Hem Raj Jain

One can understand that the earlier US Administrations did not make proper & adequate efforts to pull out US-troops from Afghanistan but when Prez Trump also (who came in White House on explicit promise that he will do so) is clearly not serious about it, then it raises serious questions. Lik

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Iltija & Ors can solve Kashmir problem by mobilizing AJK & USA also and by invoking military power through UN & judiciaries. By Hem Raj Jain

Iltija Mufti daughter of former Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti appeared on a NDTV program (https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/the-big-fight/omar-abdullah-mehbooba-mufti-slapped-with-psa-violation-of-democracy-or-essential-for-normalcy-540116?livevideo-top-shows ) where she tried to give an

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Accelerating progress on sexual & reproductive health & rights is key driver towards SDGs. By Shobha Shukla - CNS

Improvements in the health sector, as well as in other sectors such as infrastructure development, economic growth and poverty reduction, play a major role in improving not only health and life expectancy of the people, but also have a direct impact on their sexual and reproductive health.

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Pakistan should be persuaded for linguistic dual citizenship with India and refraining from religious dual citizenship with Turkey. By Hem Raj Jain

The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan in mid-February is mainly aimed at forming not merely a military alliance of Turkey and Pakistan but for making Turkey and Pakistan de-facto one nation by granting mutual dual citizenship to the people of Pakistan and Turkey as is bei

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Manzoor Pashteen’s arrest: the Pakistani military establishment’s vile attempt at regaining lost face may backfire. EFSAS Commentary

The arrest of Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, an immensely popular civil rights campaigner and the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), in Peshawar in the wee hours of 27 January has engendered shock and dismay across Pakistan, as also internationally. The Pakistani military establishment, in o

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Open writ petition to SCI for stopping huge legal loot, constitutional fraud and mockery of criminal jurisprudence

The following writ petition has been emailed by me to Supreme Court of India (SCI)



 Hon’ble Chief Justice



Supreme Court of India



New Delhi, India.



supremecourt@nic.in



Subject: Online public interest writ petition to stop huge legal loot

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Balochs should work for independent ‘Balochistan and united-J&K’ through plebiscite for realizing mini-SAARC. By Hem Raj Jain

Agitation of the Balochs for independence is reaching nowhere. By this time also the delusion of  the people of Balochistan must have evaporated which got generated due to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech on 15 August 2016 where Modi raised the issue

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Hezbollah Now Most Prominent Threat to US. By Manish Rai

After the killing of Major General Qassem Suleimani the loudest voice (After Ayatollah Khamenei) threating United States came from Hezbollah. Secretary General of Hezbollah Sheik Hassan Nasrallah in his public speech said the US military in the Middle East would pay the price for the killing of I

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Timely justice. By Nasir Saeed

As the saying goes, justice delayed is justice denied, and this is an issue that can be plainly seen in its worst manifestation in Pakistan, every single day.



In Pakistan people have to wait years and years in order to have their cases heard. In most blasphemy cases the accused wait for

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Raut right. Savarkar should get ‘Bharat Ratna’ for one nation theory & militarily powerful united-India. By Hem Raj Jain

Not CAA / NRC & troubled Kashmir. Rather India should work for Savarkar’s ideas of one nation and militarily powerful united-India. Shive Sena Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut has again demanded ‘Bharat Ratna’ award for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (popularly called Veer Savarka

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India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature: Israel Envoy to India

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel relations. Following is the detailed interview of Dr Malka conducted via exchange of emails with Emb

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Imran should move ICJ (may be Trump) if really serious about plebiscite in united-J&K. By Hem Raj Jain

In an interview with DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl (https://www.dw.com/en/exclusive-pakistani-pm-imran-khan-says-escalation-of-iran-conflict-would-be-disastrous/a-52021938 ), Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told that “[Let the people of Kashmir decide what they want. Pakistan is ready fo

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World community & media worried about Indian deradicalization camps should also demand probe into deep-States of India & Pakistan nexus. By Hem Raj Jain

The world-community (including its human rights organizations / activists) and media have shown concern and have protested against deradicalization camps in India which are in existence as per Statement of Chief of Defense Staff of India General Bipin Rawat as reported also in prominent media of

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Now Musharraf should come to Pakistan to launch a party for realizing extended-Commonwealth. By Hem Raj Jain

The case against former President & Army Chief Gen. Musharraf was unconstitutional / illegal in the first place as was mentioned at http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/opinion-details/3512 .  But now Lahore High Court has also said so as reported at https://www.geo.tv/latest/267155-mush

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Niti Aayog must stop plan to privatise public health. By Dr Sandeep Pandey, Surabhi Agarwal and Bobby Ramakant

In late November 2019 Khwahish Warsi, a daily wage earner who makes his living by making and selling 'dholaks', the Indian percussion instrument, who did not have one pelvic joint, met with a major accident and suffered major fracture in both his legs. He was taken to the trauma centre of

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Blasphemy laws need reforming not toughening. By Nasir Saeed

While observers from around the world are horrified to see how lives like that of Asia Bibi’s can be torn apart by our current blasphemy laws, many inside the country see things rather differently. They consider the already stringent laws too lenient.



Recently the Punjab Assembly

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Harry & Meghan should work for establishing ‘Extended Commonwealth’ and making UK a Republic. By Hem Raj Jain

As reported in media (also at https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a30456687/prince-harry-hinted-at-leaving-royal-family/ ) Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have announced that they will relinquish royal duties in exchange for a more appealing common life. Harry & Meghan deserve cong

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'BOOMERANG' hits Pakistan’s political, media discourse. By Manzoor Ahmed

Pakistan is currently facing what can best be called the 'boomerang' syndrome of people in public and political life turning to violence -- and then making confessions and justifications.



Fisticuffs and verbal violence are normal in legislature across the world.  But in Pak

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Kashmir needs revival of Sufism. By Farooq Ganderbali

Not very long-ago, Kashmir once was the seat of Sufism and Sufis always joined lacerated hearts and bleeding souls in all cross-sections of society through their truthful discourses and practices of what they had preached.



However, seeing Kashmir bleeding today, my heart cries! What is

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USA in utter confusion about Iran-crisis. By Hem Raj Jain

The USA is in utter confusion as is evident from the January 8, 2020 address of Prez Trump (after Iran’s missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq). Prez Trump is horribly wrong when he thinks that the problems in NAME region (which has brought the world on the brink of mini-World War) c

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USA should (along with for Iran) use mainly India for elections in secular Syria by mobilizing UN. By Hem Raj Jain

God only knows whether it is correct or not (as most of the commentators say in media) that the USA has made India its strategic partner merely for containing China. But if the USA (the leader of free world) is serious about using India for the establishment and running the peaceful and just huma

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CPEC remains under constant security threat. By Farooq Ganderbali

The implementation of US$62 Billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must have made Beijing happy outwardly. In real terms, China is burdened with concerns over safety of the projects and Chinese nationals working in Pakistan resulting from potential threats from Pakistani militant groups.

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Chinese strategy in Xinjiang. By Manzoor Ahmed

China Communist Party (CCP) Committee in Xinjiang issued (Nov. 2017) secret directive giving detailed orders for managing the indoctrination camps. The directives covered pervasive, round the clock video surveillance to prevent escapes, isolation from outside world, strict scoring system to decid

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Stephen Gill Presents Prophetic Words for India 2020. By Dr. Stephen Gill

Before referring to my prophetic words for India in 2020, I wish everyone every imaginable happiness in every year to come, and supplicate the Almighty to cleanse the air for the dove to breathe life into every home as well as in the universe.



I have used some disturbing prophetic words

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If Trump doesn’t act fast Ayatollah will plunge the region in bloodbath before ‘sacrificing’ the Ruling-Imamate in Iran. By Hem Raj Jain

The world community is living in its make belief world and is almost satisfied that sort of mini-World War will not happen in the wake of the killing of General Soleimani and others (of Iran & Iraq) at Baghdad airport on the soil of Iraq on Friday. But the USA should not take this matter ligh

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Ibadis are Ray of Hope for the Region. By Manish Rai

It’s widely believed that there are two main branches of Islam i.e. Sunni and Shia, which differ in their understanding of early Islamic history and hence they have different ideas about how Islam’s leadership should have been organised in subsequent eras. But there is a third, lesser

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Future of minorities in Indo-Pak. By Nasir Saeed

Protests against the amended Citizenship Act introduced by Narendra Modi’s government continue to grow and intensify in India. Although this bill is against Muslims, there is hope as Muslims are not alone. People from all faiths, even Hindus, and all factions of society, including media, ac

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'New horizon for mankind' expects debate on global issues during 2020 US-President election campaign. By Hem Raj Jain

The present age of modern science & technology is globally shaping the lives of the people at grinding speed. Only few could have imagined after World War II that the economic, political, social and religious fields / institutions across the world would go such profound and fundamental change

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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