Minorities And Marginalised Communities

Haq Do Gwadar Movement Leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman Arrested Amid Demands for...

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Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, a leader of the Haq Do Gwadar Movement, was arrested by police this Friday morning. He has been booked in 17 FIRs for allegedly disturbing public peace and the alleged murder of a policeman. However, the details of the case are unclear, as the internet has been shut down in the area.

UN Special Rapporteurs regret situation of forced conversions in Pakistan

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January 10, 2023 Staff Report LAHORE A letter written by a group of Special Rapporteurs to the Government of Pakistan expresses regret about the current situation of...

Study on political party manifestos regarding minority rights

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A study conducted by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in Pakistan has found that political parties in the country have failed to deliver on their promises to protect and empower religious minorities. The study analyzed manifestos from the elections held in 2008, 2013, and 2018 for all seven major parties in the country and tracked the progress made on the implementation of pre-election pledges.

Ahmadi man arrested in blasphemy case

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An Ahmadi man has been arrested in connection with a blasphemy case for allegedly distributing an altered version of the Urdu translation of the Holy Quran at Chenab Nagar in Chiniot district, sparking a protest by community members there.

Peaceful March in Bajaur District Demands an End to Terrorism and...

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Thousands of residents of #Bajaur district come together in an #AmanMarch, organized by the Bajaur Peace Action Committee, to demand restoration of peace in the region. Political and community leaders speak out against the recent surge in terrorism and vow to do everything in their power to bring stability in #KP.

Rights Watch | 6 January 2023

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Crackdown on Illegal Afghan Citizens in Punjab in Response to Terrorism Wave In response to the federal government's instructions and due to recent terrorism incidents,...

NHCR to consider petition for stopping forced deportation of Afghan asylum...

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The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) is to consider a petition seeking its intervention to prevent any forced deportation of Afghan asylum seekers in the country.

After govt talks fail, police cracks down on 60 day long...

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Balochistan home minister Ziaullah Langove had visited the HDT's two-month-long protest camp on Sunday night for talks. However, negotiations failed, and soon after the govt delegation left, the police began its crackdown.

Around 100 reported cases of abductions, forced conversions, child marriage of...

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A report on the state of minority women’s rights in Pakistan launched by Voice for Justice in Collaboration with Jubilee Campaign highlights the state of women and girls from the Christian community in Pakistan.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

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