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Happening Now: Pakistan

fattysaid:

Sources to keep you informed and updated about the situation in Pakistan. This list will be continuously updated to include the latest and most reliable sources. Please drop me a message or leave a comment below regarding any source which you think should be on this list:

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darklovelyandsouthasian:

DALITS ACROSS THE SEAS
The Black Indians
Growing up Dalit in the US, finding your roots, fighting for your identity
by THENMOZHI SOUNDARARAJAN



Despite having two parents who are doctors, I returned to my caste’s profession of singing and telling stories and found dignity in this. When I assumed my performance name, Dalit Diva, it was a declaration of the joy of being part of such an incredible line of creators, survivors and leaders. And there have been repercussions. I have been served by Indian friends in ‘different utensils’, curses and even death threats have been hurled at me. But I have never regretted coming out. I sing the Dalit history of resilience, resistance, revolution.
Please read Thenmozhi Soundararajan’s full article on Outlook India. I would also encourage you to share a comment in support of her fierce truth-telling of her lived experience.

darklovelyandsouthasian:

DALITS ACROSS THE SEAS
The Black Indians
Growing up Dalit in the US, finding your roots, fighting for your identity

Despite having two parents who are doctors, I returned to my caste’s profession of singing and telling stories and found dignity in this. When I assumed my performance name, Dalit Diva, it was a declaration of the joy of being part of such an incredible line of creators, survivors and leaders. And there have been repercussions. I have been served by Indian friends in ‘different utensils’, curses and even death threats have been hurled at me. But I have never regretted coming out. I sing the Dalit history of resilience, resistance, revolution.

Please read Thenmozhi Soundararajan’s full article on Outlook India. I would also encourage you to share a comment in support of her fierce truth-telling of her lived experience.

(via hinduthug)

Pakistan clashes: 7 killed,450 injured as anti-government protests continue in Islamabad

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on his supporters on Sunday to take to the streets across the country after at least three people were killed in clashes between protesters and police in the capital overnight.

The violence erupted late on Saturday after thousands of protesters tried to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence, prompting police to fire tear gas to stop them.

Demonstrators demanding his resignation have camped outside government offices for more than two weeks but it was the first time violence broke out as protesters, some armed with sticks and wearing gas masks, tried to break through police lines.

The eruption of violence has unnerved many in the coup-prone country, with Sharif looking increasingly cornered amid relentless calls by the opposition for him to step down.

Small skirmishes continued into Sunday and protesters were also expected to rally in the streets of Karachi later in the day but no major acts of violence were reported on Sunday.

Khan, an outspoken cricketer-turned-politician, told his supporters on Sunday he would not back down from his demand for Sharif to resign and called on more protesters to join him.

"I am prepared to die here. I have learnt that government plans a major crackdown against us tonight," he said. "I am here till my last breath."

mehreenkasana:

Pakistan army intervenes in political crisis.
If this doesn’t tell you that innocent men and women are being used as pawns by ISI-backed Khan and Qadri against an equally reprehensible civilian leadership that of Nawaz’s, I don’t know what will. In rudimentary terms, the most dispossessed and cheated on person in this ugly mess is the average Pakistani civilian who simply wants a better and safer tomorrow.

mehreenkasana:

Pakistan army intervenes in political crisis.

If this doesn’t tell you that innocent men and women are being used as pawns by ISI-backed Khan and Qadri against an equally reprehensible civilian leadership that of Nawaz’s, I don’t know what will. In rudimentary terms, the most dispossessed and cheated on person in this ugly mess is the average Pakistani civilian who simply wants a better and safer tomorrow.

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talentedkhajoor:

Guys if anyone in Islamabad wants to pitch in with bandages, towels, masks, water or anything, feel free to contact this number: 0334-8376769 before 1 pm tomorrow.

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createdfromclay:

uziirx:

#realTalk#pakistan. When I was there on my holiday I witnessed innocent PTI supporters get jailed. God give the people strength. Surprising the ummahs keeping quiet i guess were not arab enough, and too ‘barelvi deviating grave worshippers’ for their liking.


Yep.

createdfromclay:

uziirx:

#realTalk#pakistan. When I was there on my holiday I witnessed innocent PTI supporters get jailed. God give the people strength. Surprising the ummahs keeping quiet i guess were not arab enough, and too ‘barelvi deviating grave worshippers’ for their liking.

Yep.

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