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Bari Ammi…

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Darkness was so intense that night. It is same tonight in a different setting. Exactly after two years. Pretty much on the edge of falling night, I am counting moments. I was hurt then on the inaccuracy of my assumptions, I am hurt today on my optimism. You would never be able to know but I had counted every single second of that night. I was sure that I would see you in the morning with your color and tasteless breakfast, using your hands intelligently, giving instructions either to Ammi or to someone else. I could never take the responsibility to feed you. The thought that you had to rely on someone else for your food was too real for me to accept. You know me, I was a perennial illusionist, a coward. I was sure I would see you breathing and smiling, that was why I returned back home…

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Six Graves and Menstruation

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I have been lying down here for hours now. The spider in my mind doesn’t let me move. It spins and weaves a massive web, of images, of words and of stories. But there is no story about which I can spend my time. Time, place, darkness, light, isolation, imitation, euphoria, enigma, tales, taboos and much more. I wish there was a machine which could decode whatever these words mean, whatever runs through my mind. I am neither a storyteller nor a creative writer but still I only have words to offer. Words which could be as attractive as the nectar is for a humming bird or they could be as repulsive as water is for a hydrophobic. I silently wish my words could be as effective as religion is for the masses.

During my years of exploration, I started visiting every shrine, every tomb, every stupa and every monument…

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If there is any concept of purity in the realm of literature, it is in here. Matchless expression, audacity, richness, sublimity of poetical profoundity is what makes Ramsha Ashraf’s work distinctly perspicacious.

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disquiet womb of the time expands and gives birth to this moment

i am writing to you now but the moment will travel far away

from the feeling while you read this

my rivers ache to flow out to you

but it will be too late once you realize and come back to embrace them

tobacco burns between my thighs and i sniff at the rising smoke, shut my eyes and start counting your steps

many digits to count upon before i can sense you standing in the front, staring at my coverless thighs, weaving another image,

maybe that of elephant’s erected trunk or swollen penis of a desperate lover, wanting the moment to undo my eyes

wouldn’t it be too late to expect an incredibly potent thing from an infertile moment?

i have been hearing your cries during the nights spent in solitude and despair

i enjoy them. i…

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Dont snuff out the lights by Beena Sarwar https://beenasarwar.com/2017/04/14/dont-snuff-out-the-lights/

The horrific murder of a journalism student lynched on a university campus in Mardan on April 13 after being accused of ‘blasphemy’, 2017 has revived the urgency of coming together on a joint platform with a minimum common agenda to uphold humanitarian values. Nothing will bring back Mashal Khan, a poet, self-declared humanist and “voice of the […]

via Don’t snuff out the lights — Journeys to democracy

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Rest in peace Mashal Khan

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Wahab butt Today is another dreadful day for Pakistan. An innocent soul, a student named Mashal Khan was brutally murdered in Mardan on accusation of blasphemy. Another reminder of where we are as a nation and how extremism is not only rampant but is thriving. Time and again it seems that we are trying to change course…

via Rest in peace Mashal Khan — Pak Tea House

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https://www.freemovement.org.uk/after-a-hard-brexit-british-citizens-and-residence-in-the-eu/

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https://www.freemovement.org.uk/waiting-times-and-success-rate-for-eea-appeals/

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http://pakteahouse.net/2016/11/15/my-virginity-my-choice/

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Guidance on transferring unaccompanied children to the UK from the migrant camp in Calais, France

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementation-of-section-67-of-the-immigration-act-2016-in-france

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Judicial Review and Legal Aid under threat… and a Human Rights Birthday – The Human Rights Roundup

UK Human Rights Blog

birthday roundupWelcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular Olympic opening ceremony of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can  find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Daniel Isenberg.

Blow out the candles and wish a very happy 60th birthday to the ECHR.  That celebration has been the cause of much reflection and commentary, including looking at the UK’s future relationship with the Convention and the Human Rights Act.  Elsewhere, the MoJ has released consultations  on new criminal legal aid plans and further proposed changes to judicial review.

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