Re-Take: Asma Jahangir


Walking for Freedom, Part I

Walking for Freedom, Part II

Walking for Freedom, Part III

"Walking together for Freedom", 2012, was a keynote address for the "Breaking Barriers: What It Will Take To Achieve Security, Justice and Peace" conference hosted by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. You listen to the audio file from the speech, slightly edited, taken from the University of San Diego Television website.

Asma Jilani Jahangir (Urdu: عاصمہ جہانگیر‎, romanized: ʿĀṣimah Jahāṉgīr; 27 January 1952 – 11 February 2018) was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Jahangir was known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers' Movement and served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as a trustee at the International Crisis Group.


Between justice and judiciary 

Auto/biographical excerpts on Asma Jahangir and Benazir Bhutto selected and read by Sehr Jalil. 

"The Importance of Being Asma" by Mohammed Hanif, published in Dawn.

Reflections from Al-Murtaza: "My first taste of democracy", chapter 3, page 48 -49.

Reflections from Al-Murtaza: "The judicial murder of my father", chapter 6, page 154 - 157.


Sehr Jalil is a visual artist, researcher and writer. An urge to find the mid points between the material and the surreal, practical and theoretical, connects her with diverse media and archives. Doing public art in Lahore as a member of the Awami Art Collective since 2015 further supports this subversion. Most recent curiosities have been, Indian soldiers in World War II through personal archives, probing stardust scientifically to discover cosmic unity. She is a lecturer in the department of Cultural Studies at the National College of Arts, Lahore.



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