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Remnants of Partition : Vazira Zamindar endeavours to conceptualise ‘minority issue’

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KARACHI: Pakistan continues to be haunted by the constant overt, sometimes insidious, persecution of its minority communities. At times, the violence is condemned, other times it is celebrated. Historian Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar has embarked on a journey to understand the extraordinary violence unleashed against the minorities in both India and Pakistan. “Why is there so […]

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Mainstreaming all citizens: Equal rights for minorities urged

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ISLAMABAD: Rights activists at a discussion proposed amendments in the drafts of legislative bills on minority rights here on Tuesday. The objective of the draft bills is to assist the parliamentarians in general and members of freedom caucuses formed for bringing reforms in the prevailing legal framework through mainstreaming minorities at all levels. Speaking at […]

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Govts must probe violence against religious minorities

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s human rights record might be contentious on several levels but in March last year, at its Universal Periodic Review with the Human Rights Council, Pakistan was lauded for its “commitment” to defending human rights. It had accepted 126 proposals put forward by member countries, rejected seven and claimed that 34 of them were […]

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Hindu Council seeks committee to prevent violence against minorities

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Karachi: Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani on Sunday proposed establishment of an active committee at federal level under Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to prevent increased atrocities against minorities as well as to ensure formation of a violence-free society and promote religious harmony. These suggestions were unanimously […]

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NA committee to probe violence against minorities

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ISLAMABAD: The treasury and opposition in the National Assembly on Wednesday agreed to constitute a fact-finding committee to probe the growing incidents of violence against religious minorities in various parts of the country. The violence spree against the religious minorities in the country dominated the proceedings of the house when Deputy Parliamentary leader of the […]

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