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Rights Watch | February 25th 2021

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PTI minority legislators have slammed their party member Aamir Liaquat Husain for using an image of a Hindu deity in a negative light.

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

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In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.

Two Christian youths accused of blasphemy for reciting verses from Bible in Lahore

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February 16th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Model Town police booked two Christian youths for alleged #blasphemy, however, Christian groups state they were implicated in a false case for reciting verses from the Bible in a public park

Hindu worship places in state of decay: Suddle commission

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February 13th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Renovation of the four most revered Hindu temples will lead to religious tourism, says Dr Shoaib Suddle, head of Supreme Court-mandated commission on minorities.

Madrassa student arrested for killing Ahmadi homeopath in Peshawar clinic

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A teenage madrassa student has been arrested after shooting dead a homeopathic doctor from the minority Ahmadi community in his clinic in Bazid Khel locality of Peshawar, the fourth member of the minority community slain in targeted attacks in the city since July last year.
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Rights Watch | 11th February 2021

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30-year-old woman with properties to her name found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home in Chakwal. Police yet to determine sexual assault, but place suspicion on relatives of the woman, who had been living alone after the death of her parents, who may have had an eye on her properties. For more news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 9th February 2021

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Warah elders in Bajaur roll back their decision to bar women from visiting World Bank centers to collect monthly cash grants after government intervention. The Supreme Court orders KP government to begin restoration of a vandalised Hindu temple in Karak. he Journalists Defence Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (JDCPBC) sets up cell to provide free legal aid to journalists.
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Rights Watch | 4th February 2021

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Acting on a tip from Interpol, FIA’s Cybercrime Wing arrested one Zaheer from Sialkot for distributing child pornography online. Harbouring suspicious of her character, Falak Sher of Chak 459 GB hacked his wife Ishrat to death for 'honour'. UET Peshawar, the UNHCR and the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees sign MoU on creating academic opportunities and developing technical skills of Afghan refugees.
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Rights Watch | 2nd February 2021

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PHC grants bail to man accused of killing newly-wed daughter-in-law for 'honour' after counsel successfully argues of lack of evidence and witnesses as to his involvement. Rawalpindi police arrest man for raping and blackmailing woman. Karachi police arrest two serial rapists for assaulting multiple women during robberies. Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony gives preposterous reasons for rejecting minority protection bill.
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Rights Watch | 16th January 2021

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13 year old boy who had been lured by malicious persons via online game PUBG was found raped and murdered in Nankana Sahib two days after he had disappeared. Family claim that two other boys have disappeared from their area under similar circumstances, and that despite repeated complaints, the police failed to take the matter seriously.