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Some highlights from the website this week.

Contents

1.      Intro
2.      Alerts
3.      Press Releases
4.      Events
5.      From the Archives
6.      Shop

1.       Intro

This past week at IHRC has seen a focus on news coming in from Kashmir.  As the siege continues, we have some recommended action points, as well as background information on Kashmir and the Afzal Guru case.    Don’t forget to join the campaign for Palestinian prisoners.  If you live in on near London, UK please join the vigil to protest the BBC’s poor coverage of the hunger strikes.  You can also join the letter-writing campaign.

If you would like to donate to IHRC please contact the office on +44 20 8904 4222 or info@ihrc.org or download a copy of our latest newsletter and fill in one of the donation forms.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter @ihrc or on our youtube channel IHRCtv .

2.       Alerts

Action Alert: India/Kashmir – Demand an end to the siege of Kashmir

Write letters and emails to the Foreign Minister and MPs of your country urging them to condemn the unlawful executions in Kashmir and to pressure their Indian counterparts to immediately and unconditionally end the siege of Kashmir which has now lasted four-days.

Action Alert: Palestine/Israel - Protest BBC blackout on reporting plight of Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Join the vigil and / or letter-writing campaign.

3.       Press Releases

FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE: Hanging Afzal Guru Tragic and Shocking

International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) and Kashmir Centre London, condemn the secret execution of Kashmiri youth, Muhammad Afzal Guru, at New Delhi’s Tihar jail in Shashikumar Velath on the 9th February 2013.

FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE: The "Collective Conscience" of Jammu and Kashmir dismissed

The 9 February 2013 hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru remains consistent with past conduct of the Indian State in relation to Jammu and Kashmir.

PRESS RELEASE: International Community should speak out against Indian actions in Kashmir

IHRC are deeply concerned by the draconian and oppressive tactics of Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir.


4.    Events

Poetry Workshop for Teenagers with Ibrahim Sincere

The IHRC Bookshop is holding a poetry workshop with the poet Ibrahim Sincere for teenagers aged 11 – 15 years.  The workshop will begin with the poet giving an introduction to poetry and performing some of his own works. Then the participants will have the opportunity to write their own poems and perform them to everyone.

Protest BBC bias over Palestine

Join the vigil on 18 February in London, UK, organised by IHRC and Inminds


5.  From the Archives

The current siege of Kashmir follows on from the hanging of Afzal Guru.  For more information on his case and the campaigns for his release, please follow the links to some of the old campaign links and a PDF of book about his case.

6.  Shop


Interested in topical issues?  Have a look at some of our titles on Hate Crime in the UK, including Ameli et al’s latest.  Interested in women’s rights and Islam, try Aisha Bewley’s work through the link below.

Getting the Message: The Recurrence of Hate Crimes in the UK

Islam: The Empowering of Women by Aisha Bewley

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