Pakistanis Bid Farewell To 'Fearless' Rights Activist Jahangir

Pakistanis Bid Farewell To 'Fearless' Rights Activist Jahangir

She was a courageous, fearless, daring, untiring and bold person. She remained there until 1988 before moving back to Pakistan. The result is a cauldron of an unidentified stew, the ingredients of which defy the commandments of the preparation, in this case the principles of democracy. Asma stood shoulder to shoulder with us in our opposition to the draconian cyber crime bill, and having her as an ally lifted our spirits and bolstered our cause.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday paid tribute to human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir on her death for her services to democracy.

The Senators said that she always supported democracy and took a tough stance against dictatorship.

Jahangir was arrested in 2007 by the government of then-military ruler Pervez Musharraf and held under house arrest.

Jahangir co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and also served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

Ms Jahangir was the current UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, having assumed the position on 1 November 2016.

EU Witnesses Highest Growth Rate in 10 Years
In any case, Eastern European economies, including Latvia and Slovakia, were developing "especially quick", he included. The EU and the 19-nation eurozone both grew by 0.6% in the final quarter of previous year .

The state department praised Jahangir's role as a UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief, where "she improved the world's understanding of the plight of religious minorities worldwide through her in-depth research and sustained engagements and fought for the protection of the persecuted".

Another English language daily, The News wrote that she 'spoke out bravely and with enormous courage for all the oppressed people of the country, essentially acting as the conscience of Pakistan. Her father, Malik Ghulam Jilani, was a civil servant who himself was an outspoken critic of military rule in Pakistan, which saw him often jailed for speaking out against the status quo.

Asma Jahangir was one of the leaders of the Women's Action Forum (WAF), which confronted Gen. Zia-ul-Haq's Hudood Ordinance, which discriminated against women. After graduation from Kinnaird College for women, she did her LL.B from Punjab University, Lahore. She was 66 years old. Both the Asian and global ecumenical movement worked with Asma Jahangir on the global advocacy against the misuse of the blasphemy law in Pakistan. The verdict was overruled by an appeals court thanks to the efforts of Asma and fellow activists. "Now people do talk about women's rights - political parties talk about it, even religious parties talk about it".

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday asked the federal government to accord a state funeral to Asma Jahangir to honour her decades-long selfless services to the nation. Local TV stations broadcast footage showing public figures and Jahangir's friends sobbing and consoling each other outside her residence as her body was brought home from hospital. Her other daughter, Sulema, lives in London. "The double standards are more visible-think of the Patriot Act, the laws on migration..." At one point, she was shouted down by an angry crowd. But it is also a great achievement for any human being to be remembered with such unabashed adoration and reverence.

Four years later, in 1999, a gunman burst into Asma Jahangir and her sister's offices in Lahore and shot dead Samia Imran, a victim of domestic abuse, who had come there to seek help in divorcing her husband.

Related News:



Most liked

'Get Out' to air free in select AMC theaters on President's Day
Jordan Peele has seen major success since the 2017 release of Get Out and he's made a decision to repay fans in a major way. Get Out broke records at the box office, raking in more than $225 million (£160 million).

Forest cover rises in India
India has also shown an increase of 39 million tonnes in its carbon stock taking the total stock to 7083 million tonnes in 2017. Forest Survey of India (FSI) has been assessing the forest and tree resources of our country on a biennial basis since 1987.

Williamson: I want to keep representing New Zealand in all three formats
He steadies the ship so much when it comes to chases. We did not get the cameos in the middle either. These things all add up in T20.

Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink cancerous tumors
Now, some scientists there think they may be closing in on medical applications for the technology. The sheet is saddled with an enzyme that makes clots in the blood vessels that feed the tumor.

Is Facebook losing younger users to Snapchat!
Facebook's US audience will grow 1% this year to 169.5 million, but older age groups will be mostly responsible for that growth. But while younger users are ditching Facebook , at least the older-gen are playing it loyally and adapting to the trend.

New iOS update lets users stop Apple from slowing down phones
Apple is now going towards perfecting the upcoming release of iOS 12 and delaying more drastic features for future versions. Changes that have been postponed reportedly include a revised iPhone home screen design and new options in the Photos app.

Eagles fan brings wife's ashes to first ever Eagles Super Bowl parade
The "out of home " metric for Super Bowl was calculated based exclusively on viewership of the NBC broadcast (6:31-10:25 p.m. The teams also combined for 1,151 yards on Super Sunday, setting a new record for any National Football League game ever.

Navy warship to sail through disputed sea
An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly Islands in disputed South China Sea April 21, 2017. But other areas like oil and gas will be tougher.

Government websites hit by cryptocurrency hack
It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is investigating the incident.

NFL GM: Eagles keeping Nick Foles a 'no-brainer' ... for now
Nick Foles was voted Super Bowl M.V.P., after being the first ever quarterback to catch and throw a touchdown in the Super Bowl . Similar to every Super Bowl the Patriots have played in, the game came down to the wire, the last play and the final whistle.

Nelly Under Criminal Investigation For Alleged Sexual Assault In The UK
Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com: "These allegations arose after Ms". The alleged victim said she initially refused to report the incident to police, as she feared no one would believe her.

Tessa Thompson's new heist movie
Her most recent (known) job was previous year , when she was arrested for shoplifting several items from an Atlanta-area Wal-Mart. Variety describes the film as a globe-trotting caper flick in the tradition of Catch Me if You Can and The Thomas Crown Affair .

'Black Panther' Is Set To Make Some February Box Office History
What began as a project to take a small group of black youth to a movie has grown beyond Quentrel Provo's biggest expectations. Louis), the Weeknd , Future, Travis Scott, Khalid, 2 Chainz, Anderson.Paak, James Blake, Vince Staples and more .

Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE
It is also the first-announced chip built on a leading-edge 7 nanometer FinFET process that will lead to better power efficiency. It supports Full Dimension Multi-Input Multi-Output (FD-MIMO), a Massive MIMO technology that is foundational to 5G NR networks.

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.