Minorities And Marginalised Communities

50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

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Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.

Gwadar: Hundreds rally against arrest, FIR

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Hundreds of people participated in a rally in Gwadar to denounce registration of a case against the leaders of an ongoing protest

UNCENSORED | Impact of Extremism on Religious and Sectarian Minorities

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Even Jinnah, who is normally considered a liberal politician, was confused about the place Islam would have in the new state he was founding. “Jinnah talked about inclusion and exclusion at the same time,”

‘Gwadar protest won’t end till demands implemented’

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The leader of the Gwadar sit-in says protest will continue till implementation of their major demands, rubbishing claims by Balochistan govt of acceptance of their demands

Lynched Sri Lankan’s widow appeals to Pakistan for compensation

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"Some say he tore a poster, but he was not crazy to do such a thing. He knew of the Pakistani people's religion…" Priyantha Kumara's widow, Nilushi, speaks to Voicepk.net in collaboration with the Daily Mirror

پریانتھا کمارا کی بیوہ کا اپنے بیٹوں کی بہتر پرورش کے...

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پریانتھا کمارا کی بیوہ نے حکومت پاکستان سے اپنے شوہر کے قتل پر مکمل انصاف دینے اور بیٹوں کی پرورش کے لئے معاوضے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ توہین مذھب کے الزامات کو رد کرتے ہوئے ان کا کہنا تھا "[ہپریانتھا کمارا] کوئی پاگل شخض نہیں تھے کہ وہ کسی پوسٹر کو پھاڑتے

Lynched Lankan man’s relative speaks for sanity

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Talking to Voicepk from Colombo, Mr. Priyantha Diyawadana's brother-in-law says he was a peace-loving person and the lynching must lead Pakistanis to show sanity.

People support me; I broke the reign of fear: Hidayat-ur-Rehman

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Haq Do Gwadar Tehreek has protesting for last two weeks demanding rights for Gwadar and end to illegal trawling in sea.

Silencing a People’s Assembly

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“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it's a risk. If you defend non-Muslims, it's a risk. If you discuss religion, it's a risk. But you can't really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I'm committed to that society... and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”

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50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.

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Mob lynches Sri Lankan man over alleged blasphemy

Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan national has been beaten to death by a mob on allegations of blasphemy in Sialkot on Friday. He had been living & working in Pakistan since 2010 and was currently working as GM in a sportswear manufacturing company