UPR Submission on Forced Conversions
WSC worked with the Global Human Rights Defense on a joint submission the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 4th Universal Periodic Review during the 42nd session Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the forced conversions of Sindhi Hindu minors.
WSC Submits to UPR on Enforced Disappearances
WSC submitted a piece on enforced disappearances to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 4th Universal Periodic Review during the 42nd session Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
UPR Submitted on “Detrimental Impacts of Land Development and Infrastructure Projects in Pakistan”
World Sindhi Congress worked with the Unrepresented Peoples Organization on a joint submission the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 4th Universal Periodic Review during the 42nd session Islamic Republic of Pakistan on “Detrimental Impacts of Land Development and Infrastructure Projects in Pakistan”.
Humanitarian Response to Monsoon Flooding
اسان انتهائي افسوسناڪ صورتحال مان گذري رهيا آهيون. سنڌ ۾ ٻوڏ جي وڏي تباهڪارينءَ سبب سوين ماڻهو مري ويا، لکين ڍور موت جو کاڄ ٿيا، لکين گهر ڊهي پٽ پئجي ويا، سائي ڀاڄين سميت فصلن جو گهڻو حصو تباهه ٿي ويو. ان باوجود سنڌ جا ماڻهو مضبوط آهن. سول سوسائٽي، فرد ۽ ادارا متاثر ڪندڙ ڪم ڪري رهيا آهن ۽ صبر ۽ استقامت سان ان مشڪل کي منهن ڏئي رهيا آهن. مان پڻ شڪر گذار آهيان ورلڊ سنڌي ڪانگريس جي ميمبرن ۽ سرپرستن جي جن دل کولي، پرڏيهه رهندڙ سنڌين جي تنظيمن جي جن فنڊ گڏ ڪرڻ، سڌو سنئون سنڌ
Monsoon Flooding Across Pakistan Devastates Sindh and Balochistan
Sindh and Balochistan are currently seeing the heaviest rainfall in the provinces since 1961. The full extent of the damage to both provinces has not yet been fully accessed, but initial assessments report over 400 fatalities related to the monsoon, including the deaths of 77 children over the past five weeks. Thousands of Sindhi and Baloch families have been internally displaced by the flooding, as many homes collapsed in the rain or subsequent flooding. Thousands of families are facing severe risk to their livelihoods, health, and safety, as agriculture and community infrastructure in the provinces have been heavily damaged. Preliminary
Petition Against Misuse of Blasphemy Laws and Forced Conversions
ورلڊ سنڌي ڪانگريس (WSC) ڪينيڊا جي پارليامينٽ جي ميمبر مسٽر گارنيٽ جينيئس سان گڏجي پاڪستان ۾ توهين رسالت جي قانون جي غلط استعمال، اقليتي برادرين جي عورتن ۽ ننڍي عمر جي ڇوڪرين جي اغوا ۽ جبري شادين ۽ مسٽر نوتن لال خلاف توهين رسالت جو ڪوڙي ڪيس جي متعلق پارلياماني پٽيشن شروع ڪرڻ لاءِ ڪم ڪيو. .اسان کي هي خبر ونڊ ڪندي خوشي ٿي آهي ته 20 جون 2022 تي ايم پي جينيئس اها درخواست ڪينيڊين پارليامينٽ ۾ پيش ڪئي. هاڻي مسٽر ٽروڊو جي حڪومت کي ان درخواست جو باضابطه جواب ڏيڻو آهي. WSC سنڌ، ڪئناڊا ۽ سڄي دنيا ۾
WSC Meets with UN WGEID
A delegation from the World Sindhi Congress (WSC), joined by the relatives of victims, held a meeting on 10th May with the UN WGEID (Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances) during its 127th Session in Geneva. WSC profoundly thanked the WGEID for their valuable support for the release of Sindhi’s missing persons.Enforced disappearances in Sindh continue with impunity and have increased in recent months as more than 50 Sindhi nationalist workers and human rights defenders have been kidnapped by state agencies. The delegation also spoke on the widespread arrests and registering of terrorism and treason charges against the peaceful
Canadian MP Genuis Sponsors Petition Against Blasphemy Laws
Canadian MP Garnett Genuis has sponsored a Parliamentary Petition against blasphemy laws in Pakistan, forced conversion of Hindu Girls, forced abduction, and the Notan Lal Case. Notan Lal was sentenced to life imprisonment on 7 February 2022 over false blasphemy charges.This action is the result of WSC’s continuous advocacy on behalf of the plight of Hindus in Sindh and other human rights violations. Join MP Genuis in calling for action by signing this petition online. Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada may sign a paper copy of the petition, which will then be sent to the MP’s office. The
WSC Attends UNPFII in New York
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) delegate Mr. Raja Dahar Joyo is attending the ongoing 21st Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) being held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Forum was established in 2000, with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health, and human rights. WSC has been a regular participant of the forum since 2000 and has submitted numerous written as well as oral statements highlighting issues concerning land and natural appropriation, human rights violations, and persecuted status of the Sindhi Nation.
Dr Rubina Greenwood Elected as Vice-President of UNPO
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) congratulates the newly elected President, Vice-Presidents, and the Presidency of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) during the General Assembly held in Washington DC on March/April 2022. WSC’s Chairperson, Dr. Rubina Greenwood, was elected as Vice-President along with Elizenda Paluzie of Catalonia. Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, who represents Somaliland, was elected as President. On her election, Dr. Greenwood said, “I want to assure my fellow UNPO members that the World Sindhi Congress and Sindhi Nation will remain your steadfast friend. You will find us willing to share our successes and failures with you in the