United Nations adopted a resolution proposed by Pakistan and the OIC to designate March 15 as” International Day to Combat Islamophobia.” Islamophobia has emerged as one of the grave concerns that have jeopardized the contours of harmony and cooperation between west and the Muslim world. The resolution expresses deep concern at “the overall rise in instances of discrimination, intolerance, and violence, regardless of the actors, directed against members of many religions and other communities in various parts of the world, including cases motivated by Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Christianophobia and prejudices against persons of other religions or beliefs”.

The adoption of this resolution comes at a time when hate speech, discrimination, and violence against Muslims are proliferating in several parts of the world including India. It is on vivid display in IIOJK. Violence against Muslims on flimsy pretexts by various ‘Hindutva’ groups with complete impunity, and often under state patronage, highlighted the worsening trend of Islamophobia and extremism in India. Islamophobia is manifested in negative profiling by security agencies, stigmatization, deliberate vandalizing of Islamic symbols and holy sites, killings by cow vigilantes, discriminatory laws and policies, a ban on the hijab, attacks on mosques, pronouncements by far-right parties that call for expulsion and even “genocide” of Muslims, anti-Muslim migrant bias, and attacks on the dignity of Muslim women. Shashi Tharoor wrote in an article published in November 2021 that “over the last seven years in India, persecution of Muslims has been gradually normalized and Indians have become increasingly inured to it.

PM Modi and his BJP are entirely to blame”.  It is a reminder that “targeting minorities with impunity, and hate speech with official sanction, will have repercussions for India’s global reputation,” notes Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a leading scholar. Islamophobia is not just a human rights violation but a contemporary manifestation of racism. India to shun its Hindutva policies and stop targeting its minorities, hurting their religious sentiments, and putting an end to the rising incidents of violence and the spread of hate against Indian minorities, especially Muslims. OIC countries must call upon all states to prevent any advocacy of religious discrimination, hostility or violence, and defamation of Islam by incorporating legal and administrative measures and investigating attacks and hate crimes against Muslims and their places of worship.



Four years after the downing of two Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft and capture of one pilot, the IAF is yet to recover from the humiliation at the hands of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) which exposed to the world the inherent military weakness of a “nuclear-armed” India. The botched attempt to strike deep inside Pakistan following a false flag operation at Pulwama on 14 Feb 2019, established the military and technological superiority of the PAF and shattered to pieces the myth of Indian military might. On 27th Feb 2019, during the short aerial encounter, PAF shot down two IAF aircraft and captured one of the pilots.

The debris of the SU-30 fell in IIOK and its pilot was killed, while the MiG-21 pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose aircraft fell on the Pakistan side was captured alive. The success of the PAF in Operation Swift Retort against a far bigger adversary is now observed as a “Surprise Day” every year. India’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that the missing of one Pilot.

“In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one Mig-21. Pakistan has claimed that the Pilot was in their custody Pakistan’s DG- ISPR Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistani aircraft had fired on six targets in IIOJK, hitting “open spaces” as a demonstration of Pakistan’s capability to hit Indian targets. The intention was not to cause any civilian or military casualties. Pakistan’s Foreign Office stated that “the sole purpose was to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self-defence. We have no intention of escalation but are fully prepared to do so if forced into the war paradigm.” Furthermore, Indian forces were baffled so badly by the Pakistani response that they had targeted their own Mi-17 Chopper at Budgam. Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria admitted shooting down of own Mi-17 V5 helicopter by the IAF on 27 February was a “big mistake”.

To cover up this ignominy, IAF claimed that they had downed the F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat on 27th February. As usual, the claim turned out to be incorrect and was rebutted by US authorities on the ground in Pakistan as the count of F-16 proved that no plane was missing and India tried to mislead the international community. Later on, Pakistan handed over Wing Commander Abhinandan to India in a peace-mongering gesture in an attempt to de-escalate the tensions between both the countries. The entire Balakot episode turned out to be nightmarish for India as it was widely exposed vulnerabilities in Indian defense and raised serious questions over the war capabilities of Indian ground and aerial forces.

TTP Caught Red-Handed: Manipulating Public Opinion with Manipulative Guidance from Umar Media!

For years, the transnational terrorist organization,(TTP), has been wreaking havoc around the central Asia specially Pakistan, killing innocent people and disrupting the peace. And yet, despite all their violence and destruction, However, in recent months, the TTP has been experiencing a severe public backlash on social media. The public’s response has been largely negative and has put a huge strain on the organization.

With this pressure mounting, it appears that the TTP has resorted to desperate measures in order to protect their image and appease their followers. As a result, the TTP has employed the services of the Indian-based sponsor Umar Media to engage in activities that are intended to keep their misguided followers away from public discourse and the uncomfortable truths of their actions.

TTP Disrespects Truth and Manipulates Public Opinion: Outrageous Act Stirs Call for Change!

Rather than trying to directly address the criticism and counter any criticism with facts and reality, the TTP decided to seek guidance through Umar Media, who is known for its controversial and often anti-west publicity stunts. The collaboration between the two has been a source of Pakistan and Asia Pacific concern because this could be a way to manipulate the public opinion of the TTP and drown out any meaningful criticism. While Umar Media may be more than willing to provide the TTP with questionable PR assistance, it is also an unethical way to attempt to quiet dissent and keep people from voicing their legitimate grievances.

What’s more, such a shady effort to divert the public’s attention away from the truth and the repercussions of their actions is, in essence, a violation of their followers’ basic human rights. Such an act promotes the idea that a person’s beliefs and views should be willfully ignored and should not be taken into consideration when making decisions or discussing issues.

As a result of this misguided effort, the TTP has been alienated from the rest of the world. Instead of engaging in meaningful discourse with their critics and addressing the issues head-on, they’re instead taking the easy way out and trying to block criticism by relying on the services of a third-party sponsor. This is a tremendous disservice to the countless innocent people who have been impacted by their acts of terror.

“TTP’s Manipulation of Public Opinion Must Not Be Overlooked: Umar Media Sponsored Insistence on Expatriates is Reprehensible”

In conclusion, it is clear that the TTP’s insistence on seeking guidance from the Indian sponsor Umar Media to expatriates is proof that they are trying to keep their misguided followers away from public response and the truth. This is a reprehensible act that shows a complete lack of respect for the truth. These actions of the TTP will hopefully not be overlooked , who must recognize the importance of speaking out against organizations that seek to manipulate public opinion .

“Wealth of the Few: 166 Billionaires in India Now Own More than 60% of the Country’s Wealth Despite Growing Hunger, Inflation and Health Crises”.

A recent Oxfam India report titled “Survival of the Richest: The India Narrative” revealed that just 5% of Indians own more than 60% of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 50% have only 3%. In 2022, the country’s wealthiest man enjoyed a 46% gain in wealth. India’s top 10 richest individuals have a collective net worth of $335.7billion, a 32.8% rise from 2021. There are currently 166 billionaires in India, up from 102 in 2020.

Despite this startling wealth disparity, the nation is battling numerous challenges including hunger, increasing suicide rates, unemployment, inflation, worsening law and order situation and health crises.

The report also highlighted that by 2022, India has around 350 million hungry people, a growth from 190 million in 2018. This led to 65% of death among children under 5 being attributed to hunger, significantly higher than other countries.

Amidst all this, the wealth of billionaires swells daily by an average of $2.7billion despite the stagnated wages of 1.7 billion workers due to inflation.

IG Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan: Speed Up Operations Against Criminals and Take Action Against Corrupt Officials!

IG Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan expressed his displeasure over the criminal situation in Rawalpindi and instructed to speed up operations against criminal and anti-social elements, adding that Supervisory Officers who failed to control criminality would not be allowable to keep their seats.

He also proposed targeted operations against drugs, gambling and other crime dens on a daily basis.

He further instructed the deployment of additional teams of tourist and traffic police during the snow season in Murree for the convenience of visitors.

Furthermore, IG Punjab insisted that those officials who take bribes from hotels, harass tourists in an unreasonable manner and show unprofessional behavior should be made examples of disgrace.

Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, during his visit to Rawalpindi, presided over the crime meeting and heard the grievances of the citizens at the Open Court.

CONCLUSION: The visit of IG Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan to Rawalpindi serves as a testament to the true dedication, strength, and determination to tackle the issues of crime, drugs, gambling and unprofessional behavior towards tourists. His words of wisdom and instructions to speed up operations against criminals, put an end to bribery and bad behavior towards tourists, and to deploy additional teams of tourist and traffic police for the season are all measures that will surely bring about a decrease in crime and an increase in safety for those who choose to enjoy the beauty of the region. This visit has highlighted the commitment of IG Punjab to combat the issues plaguing the region and exemplifies how serious and powerful the government is in ensuring a safe and secure environment for all.