Minorities And Marginalised Communities

Fifty Rupees, and Scarred for Life

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By Xari Jalil: At present, the sale of acid is dealt with under the British drafted Poisons Ac, 1919, It deals with the import, possession and sale of poisons as a whole. It extends to the whole of Pakistan and is a federal act, but the law is weak.

NCHR seeks reports over Sikh woman’s alleged forced conversion, desecration of...

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The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu notice of alleged forced conversion of a Sikh woman in KP and desecration of Ahmadi graves in Punjab.

JAC slams vilification of civil society organisations

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The Joint Action Committee for Peoples’ Rights has defended a report of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) to the UN Human Rights Council, condemning a vilification campaign against civil society organisations.

Family of blasphemy accused faces threats

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The family of 60-year-old doctor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa says they have been facing threats from extremists since he was accused in a blasphemy case three months ago.

Extremism in India is affecting Pakistan too, say religious leaders

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Advisor to Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Allama Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has said that forced marriages and forced conversions of religion are 'not allowed in Islam', and that various successive incidents of religion based terrorism in India had begin to provoke Pakistan as well.

Press Release: Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Pakistan

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Press Release An Ahmadi man was brutally stabbed to death on the basis of religious discrimination in Chenab Nagar (Rabwah). The killer was raising religious slogans...

To combat climate change, youth is integral, experts

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By Xari Jalil: Youth is the biggest stakeholder in climate action because of the intergenerational nature of climate challenges and deserves to be at the forefront of all planned policies and action.

Protest against N. Waziristan target killings enters fourth week

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A district-wide protests by North Waziristan locals against growing incidents of target killings have entered their fourth week.

Decriminialise inadvertent border crossings,’ say South Asian organizations

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In a joint statement issued by 31 organizations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries demanded the SAARC countries humanly treat those fishermen who cross the unmarked maritime boundary.

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