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Baluchistan: Islamists slaughtering teachers
In spite of its mineral riches, Baluchistan is Pakistan’s poorest province. Islamic extremists and local nationalists are opposed to Punjabis in their midst. They increasingly attack teachers who dare teach mixed schools. The rise in Islamic schools is directly correlated with the rise in murders, at least 22 in less than 30 months.
Marginalization, threats, and misery for families charged with blasphemy
Arrests, fines, humiliations, lack of security, and possible attacks are typical for families whose members have been accused of blasphemy against the Qur'an. The case of James Masih and Boota Masih, sentenced to 10 years without any proof.
Punjab, Muslims attack a Christian village
The attack took place this morning in Khokarki, near the city of Gujranwala. Hundreds of Christians forced to flee their homes. Attack sparked by quarrel with Christian, his son and some Muslims, over false accusation of blasphemy. The two Christians held at the local police station.
The trial of Huang Qi, advocate for Sichuan survivors, postponed
Some 10,000 pupils died in last year’s 12 May earthquake under the rubble of shoddily-built schools. China’s government has promised justice but it is cracking down on anyone who protests. Gao Zhisheng is home two weeks after he “disappeared.”
21/09/2010 PAKISTAN – UNITED NATIONS
UN: hunger strike for minorities in Pakistan
The European Organisation for Pakistani Minorities is staging a protest during the meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It slams Pakistan for fiddling with census data to deny greater representation to minorities.
26/04/2016 19:03:00 PAKISTAN
Ahmadis increasingly victims of human rights violations in Pakistan
According to the annual report on persecution against the group, 248 Ahmadis were murdered last year, with another 323 victims of attempted murder. Scores of their places of worship have either been seized or illegally disposed. Many of their tombs have been desecrated. Since 1974, Ahmadis have been treated as “non-Muslims” and a government ordinance bans them from using Islamic greetings and prayers, or to refer to their places of worship as mosques.
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