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Monday, 10 December 2018

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 344 of 2018

2350hrs:

Probably the coldest day I've experienced in all my time here (since 2005), yet it was still one of the most meaningful.

How?

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on the 10th of December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Check the commitment of the local population of Dathote in union council Paachot, tehsil Rawalakot, district Poonch; at least 6,500 feet above sea level.

Here are some photos from earlier today:


Bashir Sahaab
Imran Shaan



Paying attention to Bashir Sahaab - the 81 year old architect of free speech corner in Dathote
From left to right: Parvez Yaqoob, Bashir Sahaab, Tanveer Ahmed and Sardar Shamim Khan
Shamim Sahaab receiving a medal for activism from Bashir Sahaab - the 81 year old architect of free speech corner in Dathote
Group photo at Free Speech Corner - Dathote
Interviewing Bashir Sahaab - 81 years young

Yours truly receiving a medal for activism from the architect of free speech corner in Dathote
Speaking at the Community Hall - Boys Government Inter College - Dathote
A closer look at Sardar Shamim Khan
Closer group photo at Free Speech Corner
The world's second free speech corner after Hyde Park, London - UK


Here's the video footage:

Speech of Bashir Sahaab at Community Hall Dathote: (Just click anywhere on the photo if you don't see the play icon)



Speech of Imran Shaan at Community Hall Dathote:



Speech of Tanveer Ahmed at Community Hall Dathote:



The following video is perhaps the most significant of all. Our dedication and commitment to human rights, freedom of expression and advanced democracy in AJK; cannot be symbolised better than the spirit shown here, at perhaps the world's second 'free speech corner' after Hyde Park, London.



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