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Afraid of societal stigma, victims and their families often hush up cases of revenge porn, online harrassment

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Karachi: With a chador wrapped around her head and face, a scared and jittery young woman sat in the waiting area of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime Circle in Karachi. Next to her was an elderly woman, like a deer caught in the headlights, waiting to speak to an investigation officer. Every now and then, the […]


Experts call for extensive review of textbooks

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KARACHI: “The Shariat Act says that you are not to enforce Islamic teaching on non-Muslims, but here you have syllabi which teach Islam to non-Muslims. Our courses really require an extensive review,” said retired Justice Majida Rizvi at the education conference on ‘Right to education without discrimination’ organised by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) […]


SHO suspended for manhandling transgenders

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KARACHI: The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), South Karachi, Sharjeel Kharal, has suspended the station house officer (SHO) of the Mauripur police station for allegedly manhandling transgenders. The DIG South took the action after a video of a reported raid on a birthday party of a transgender near Hawkesbay went viral on social media, […]


HRCP expresses concern at state of rights

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the state’s amendment of the requisites of participatory democracy and reversal to the concept of a majoritarian state. On the conclusion of its 33rd annual general meeting, HRCP said this trend must be arrested as it runs counter to the dictates of pluralism. […]


Schoolteacher booked for torturing student

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LAHORE: A schoolteacher was booked for torturing a class IX student two days ago in a private school in Manawan. Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) chairperson Sarah Ahmed took notice of the incident. She directed the police to take action against the teacher and provided medical and legal facilities to the student. “A student […]


Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr Ramesh

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KARACHI : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that Pakistan is a free country where Hindu community enjoys religious freedom. He made these remarks while addressing the Geeta Samelan ceremony, which was attended by thousands of Hindu people across the country. Dr Ramesh Vankwani said that objective of dedicating Holi […]


Family demands justice as schoolboy killed in crossfire in Quaidabad

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KARACHI: A 10-year-old boy was killed in an exchange of gunfire between policemen in civvies and a suspected criminal in Quaidabad, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday night in which two policemen, another boy and the suspect sustained bullet wounds. The police claimed that the boy was killed by the […]


‘Bhitai’s message of peace, tolerance is as relevant today as in the past’

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KARACHI: “The lack of tolerance, lack of understanding and all this aggressiveness that we see in people nowadays makes us think back to how it used to be. It is what makes us cherish the past. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s universal message of peace and tolerance is as relevant today as it was in the […]


The goal of protecting human rights

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Pakistan must own the UNHRC’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism and continue to extend its cooperation at a much enhanced level The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was formed by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 replacing UN Commission on Human Rights. Its main goal is to protect and promote human rights and […]


LSE condemns popular Indian priest for calling Pakistani student ‘Taliban’

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Highlights The London School of Economics (LSE) has condemned Indian spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev’s comments calling a Pakistani student “Taliban”. Bilal Bin Saqib, who is from Lahore, was the host of the event at the LSE where Vasudev delivered a lecture at the university called “Youth and Truth: Unplug with Sadhguru”. LSE stressed that it […]


Fisherman beaten to death in Indian jail laid to rest

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KARACHI: “He is missing both his eyes, his skull is open with the brain gone, his kidneys, too, have been taken out but yes, he is our father. We can still say this much about this shell of a corpse handed over to us,” cried Sakina, the eldest daughter of Noor-ul-Amin, the octogenarian Pakistani fisherman […]


Opposition MPA to submit revised forced conversion law in Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: Over two years after the first attempt to criminalise forced conversions in Sindh, a revised draft of the law has been finalised and is expected to be tabled in the Sindh Assembly secretariat soon. The latest version of the ‘Protection of Minorities Act, 2019’ will be submitted by the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) MPA Nand […]


NA body calls for law to curb forced conversions

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ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has called for legislation to stop the forced conversion of non-Muslims. In a meeting held on Wednesday chaired by MNA Riaz Fatyana, the committee also ordered the law and justice ministry to submit details of domestic violence cases. The committee directed the representatives of the law […]


Shireen Mazari highlights India’s IOK human rights violations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari, during her visit to the Belgian capital, Brussels, has expressed her serious concern over the state terrorism being perpetrated by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir and has highlighted the need for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute, adding that Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir were […]