Minorities And Marginalised Communities

No scholarships for Afghan refugee students

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Forced to survive on the bare minimum, Afghan refugee youths cannot pay for higher education in Pakistan. Their only hope is govt scholarships, but there have been no schemes in the past 40 years

Women, children of seasonal workers denied access to CNICs: HRCP study

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Seasonal migrant workers to big cities are being actively denied access to CNICs

Parsi community calls on govt to preserve cemetery

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Illegal sale of land and encroachers have reduced centuries old Parsi cemetery in Rawalpindi to half its area

Minister, minority lawmakers lock horn over forced conversion bill

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A proposed draft bill against forced conversion remains deadlocked between the religious affairs ministry and minority lawmakers, thwarting hopes for a long-awaited legislation to stem such incidents in the country.

‘No minimum age for conversion in Islam’: LHC

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LHC has rejected a petition by Gulzar Masih seeking custody of his 13 y/o daughter.

Khawajasira’s protest endemic “Beela” violence

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“In the short term, our demands are very simple. We want all the culprits behind the September 19th attack arrested and brought to justice but in the long term, we want to establish Beela-Moorat violence as a concept in the imagination of Pakistan’s citizenry

Ministry rejects anti forced conversion bill

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Religious affairs ministry rejects draft bill on forced conversions

Hindu family tortured for use of water tap

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Members of a Hindu Bheel family were tortured allegedly by local landlords after being forbidden to use a water tap outside a village mosque

Hopeless and helpless

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S. Waziristanis disabled by IEDs left over from military operations in the area are set for a long march to Islamabad

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