Minorities Archive

Misuse of Blasphemy laws:   Muslims have used blasphemy laws to tend to personal enmities against fellow Muslims and Non Muslims, Salmaan Taseer was killed for only asking the law to be reviewed (not even repealed). Prior to 1986(when this law was made)
Iran and US have common ground on where Morsi went wrong: Editors note: We are posting two interesting perspectives one from the vocal Iranian Parliamentarian Ahmad Khatami and another form Robert Fisk of The Independent. There seems to be a lot of common ground between the Iranian and American perspective
In CM Shahbaz Sharif’s Lahore, three Christian women forced to parade naked and Ahmadi man killed: Religious minorities in Pakistan, are facing an increase in persecution at the hands of Takfiri Deobandi militants of Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ) Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its other affiliate groups who believe the country is only made for Muslims and all
Hindu lawmaker in Pak asks new regime to safeguard rights of minorities: Islamabad: Pakistani Hindu legislator has cautioned Pakistan’s new government about a possible exodus of members of his minority community and called for a quick and effective legislation to safeguard their rights, according to a media report on Monday. Malani,
The political tragedy of non-Muslim Pakistanis – by Azam Mairaj: Editor’s Note: All non-Muslim Pakistanis need to be respected and given full rights as Pakistani Citizens. In particular the services of the Christian Community in the fields of education, health and a number of other areas are disproportionately large compared
ویرو کوہلی ، پارلیمنٹ اور پاکستان – از حق گو: الیکشن کا وقت جوں جوں قریب آتا جا رہا ہے لوگوں میں اس حوالے سے جوش و خروش بڑھتا جا رہا ہے ایسے میں صوفیوں کی دھرتی سندھ سے آنے والی ایک دلچسپ اور کافی حد تک پر مسرت و
Scholars call for end to discrimination against minorities:   Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – Karachi—Scholars and parliamentarians representing different South Asian states identified that there was democracy deficit in the entire region that had caused weakening voice of minorities. People had become merely vote banks and the
The houses of Ahmadis are under attack and the police are providing protection to the attackers: Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the attacks on the houses belonging to Ahmadis. The attackers were from two religious organizations, the Sipah-e-Sahaba (SP) and Khatm-e-Nabowat (KN) and were provided with protection by
توہین رسالت کے نام پر توہین رسالت – از حق گو: شاہ باغ سے بادامی باغ تک….   کتنا ہی وقت گزرا ہے… کتنا ہی سما بیتا ہے… دسیوں سال بیت گے… مگر ہم ابھی وہیں کے وہیں کھڑے ہیں… سنتالیس میں جو ملک بنگالیوں سے مل کر بنایا تھا…..اسے انہی  بنگالیوں
Rinkle Kumari: Pakistan’s forgotten daughter – by A Z: Exactly one year ago this day, Rinkle was abducted from her house. When first presented in a court of law in Mirpur Mathelo, she requested to be returned to her parents. The court overruled her request as her kidnappers
UAE and Pakistan: harassing the ‘heretics’ — Dr Mohammad Taqi:   The Abu Dhabi and Sharjah authorities called in over 1,000 Pashtun men with names like Ali, Hussain and Hassan to the police stations and/or interior ministry offices What started in the Persian Gulf sheikhdoms some two years ago
The Parsi Community in Karachi, Pakistan -by Fahad Desmukh: The Parsi Community in Karachi, Pakistan It isn’t easy these days being a Parsi. The Parsis are a community of Zoroastrians  that settled in South Asia. They are followers of the religion of ancient Persia. In Pakistan they are
The economics of hate – by Mehreen Zahra-Malik: Predictably, it began much before little Rimsha was accused of the incomprehensible – much before torn little pieces of religious paraphernalia were bandied about and their desecration decried.   Venal mullahs, jilted neighbours, greedy influentials – the usual cast