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Rights Watch | 21 Aug 2023

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Autopsy Confirms Torture and Suggests Sexual Assault in Khairpur Maid Case A medical board investigating the case of a nine-year-old maid in Khairpur, Sindh, has...

‘Need more than just legislation to end child marriages’

Child rights experts expressed their belief that legislation alone cannot end child marriages. Awareness-building, advocacy, education and collaboration at the federal, provincial, local and grassroots level are also key.

UN experts urge action on forced conversions, child marriages

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UN experts have expressed alarm at the reported rise in abductions, forced marriages and conversions of underage girls and young women from religious minorities in Pakistan and called for immediate efforts to curtail the practices and ensure justice for victims.
Rights Watch | 15th July 2022

Rights Watch | 15th July 2022

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Mobina Town police on Thursday registered a case under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act against a man accused of murdering his wife and boiling her body in a pot in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Wednesday.
Rights Watch | 1st July 2022

Rights Watch | 1st July 2022

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The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), along with the Hindu community and civil society organizations held a protest against the June 28 abduction of an eight-year-old son of a Hindu trader and non-cooperation of police in registering a case.
Rights Watch - 4th February 2022

Rights Watch | 4th February 2022

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Justice Amir Farooq of the IHC has directed the Federal Govt to enact legislature setting the minimum marriageable age for girls. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch – 15th January 2022

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A 10-year-old boy was killed after being raped by unknown suspects in Nasirabad, Balochistan. An autopsy found torture marks on the victim's neck and chest. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 23rd April 2021

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A sessions court rejected an appeal filed by Syed Ali Azhar for the custody of his underage 'wife' Arzoo Raja. The Sindh High Court on November 9, 2020, held that Azhar had violated provisions of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and was expressly barred from meeting the 14-year-old. For more human rights​ news, keep reading.
Kavita Oad being converted in the presence of a cleric purported to be Mian Mithu

Should the state oversee religious conversions?

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While denying any involvement in the case of Kavita Oad's abduction, forced conversion and possibly underage marriage, notorious Barelvi cleric Mian Mithu of the Bharchundi Shareef Dargah has stated that he has never solemnized the nikkah of a minor due to the Child Marriage Act, which he considers contrary to Shariah law.
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Rights Watch | 24th December 2020

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A Lahore sessions court magistrate has summoned Meesha Shafi and seven others to appear in court for a January 18 hearing on the defamation suit filed against them by Ali Zafar. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep scrolling.