Honour Killing in Pakistan

A recent honour killing in Pakistan brings to the fore the issues of human rights in societies involved, and highlights the “honour killing industry.” SATRAH – In eastern Pakistan’s Punjabi village of Satrah, a young couple was killed for marrying without their families’ permission. Sajjad Ahmed, 31, and Muafia Bibi, 17, had barely been married for…

North India Floods and Politics

NEW DELHI — June this year witnessed a ravaging flood in North India that led to a massive loss of lives and property. The official record shows hundreds have been killed while people are still missing in thousands. The national rescue operation however saved more than a lakh of lives. But while rescue forces selflessly…