"The first detailed eyewitness accounts of the massacre of up to 8,000 people by
Islamic fundamentalist Taliban fighters who ran amok in the northern Afghan city
of Mazar-e-Sharif last August have been passed to western governments. "
"Turning Pakistan into a sectarian battleground: The Mominpura Cemetery massacre of 25 Shi'i Muslims in Lahore on January 11
(1998) reflects the impunity with which sectarian terrorists operate in Pakistan while
the law enforcement agencies remain impotent. The attack occurred amid claims by
the Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif that the tide of sectarianism had been turned
with the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act, adopted by the government of prime
minister Nawaz Sharif last year."
CRY OF AN AFGHAN WOMAN:
"This is a letter from an Afghan woman published
in Readers column of The Frontier Post, Dec.3, 1998. This is just an example,
thousands of Afghan women are experiencing such horrible catastrophes everyday
under the rule of the criminals in Afghanistan."
DEADLY DRINKING IN BANGLADESH
"A study has found that arsenic contained in well water and used for
irrigation has crept into leaves, stems, roots and cattle fodder and may
have poisoned the entire food chain in the river braided Ganges delta, the
worlds most densely populated region, home to 126 million people. Hundreds
of thousands of people will die."
"At least 12 lower-caste villagers were shot dead atnight in the eastern Indian state of Bihar by suspected membersof an upper-caste private army, police said."
INNOCENT WORSHIPPERS KILLED:
"Gunmen kill at least 14 (16) Muslim worshippers in
"Countless instances of oppression and death
tarnish the image of Kashmir. This war-torn province has been a prominent
issue of contention between Pakistan and India for a number decades, and
no discernable end between this battle for land seems to be in sight."
"Afghanistan remains the breeding ground for oppression and
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