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Rights Watch | 28th March 2022

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The Kolhi community on Sunday blocked the Khipro-Umerkot highway in protest against the abduction of Gori Kolhi and the Khai police’s refusal to register an FIR. This is the fourth such incident of the kidnapping of Hindu women and girls in the past eight days

Kumari’s murder proves prevalence of forced marriages and conversion: lawmaker

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The gruesome killing of Hindu girl Pooja Kumari in Sukkur debunks any notion that girls from minority communities voluntarily chose to marry and convert to another religion and are not subjected to any coercion, says a minority lawmaker.

EXPLAINER: Child rights panel calls for legislation on forced conversions

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In a policy brief, the National Commission on the Rights of Child has urged federal and provincial governments to immediately enact laws on the prohibition of forced conversion to protect children, especially girls from religious minority communities.

Parliamentary panel rejects draft bill on forced conversion

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The Parliamentary Committee on forced conversion on Wednesday rejected the Human Rights Ministry’s draft of forced conversion bill

Minister, minority lawmakers lock horns 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.

Ministry rejects anti forced conversion bill

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Religious affairs ministry rejects draft bill on forced conversions

HR ministry’s bill on forced conversions flawed: CII interim report

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The CII has stated in an interim report that a draft bill on forced conversions contains several clauses inconsistent with Sharia law

Court, police turn deaf ear to father of forcibly converted minor girl

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Gulzar Masih was devastated when the courts awarded his daughter's custody to her Muslim "husband", disregarding the fact she was 13 years old.

Religious Affairs Ministry still vetting draft bill on forced conversion

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The federal religious affairs ministry is to invite input from all minority communities in a forthcoming meeting for vetting draft of the proposed bill on forced conversion