01-July-2021, Thursday Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Defence of Human Rights, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances ICAED, FORUM-ASIA, FIDH, CAGE and World Sindhi Congress regarding the approval of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2021 for Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Defence of Human Rights Pakistan, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), FIDH, CAGE and World Sindhi Congress welcome the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2021 proposed by Human Rights Minister Madam Shireen Mazari in Pakistan to criminalize the Act of enforced disappearance in the country. On 7 June
The World Sindhi Congress would like to draw your attention to this petition on Change.org against the mass arrests of peaceful protestors who attended the 6 June protests organized by the Sindh Indigenous Alliance and Sindh Action Committee against the illegal actions of Bahria Town. Police have registered more than 24 FIRs of one incident against 10,000 protesters, including Sindh Action Committee members, writers, students, lawyers, political and social workers, and laborers. News reports of arbitrary mass arrests of peaceful political workers come from different districts across Sindh, which include midnight raids and intensive searches of their homes. Civilians are
Thank you, UN, WGEID, and WSC Team, for following up the cases of the enforced disappearances of Sindhi activists by the Pakistani Government.Please join me in thanking the entire WSC team for working consistently and tirelessly with the UN and its various bodies to draw attention to the cases of Sindhi Missing persons. These interactions led to a first-ever 14-page detailed “Joint Communication” from the eight UN Special Rapporteurs of different UN human rights bodies to formally inquiring about the enforced disappearances of Sindhi people from the Pakistani Government.The UN Special Rapporteurs who have written this letter include: The Chair
The World Sindhi Congress has organized a rally in London on 6 June 2021 to protest the illegal occupation and appropriation of the valuable land and resources of Indigenous Sindhis in Karachi, Sindh. The rally will be at 10 Downing Street, London, UK between 13:00-16:00.
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) is deeply shocked, gravely concerned, and strongly condemns the attacks, violence, and brutal force used by Bahria Town goons on innocent residents of villages of Sindhis in the Malir district of Karachi. The Riaz Malik’s Bahria Town want to vacate the lands using utmost force encompassing numerous villages inhabited by indigenous Sindhis for centuries, archaeological sites, and sites of sentimental importance for Sindhi people. WSC considers this illegal, immoral, and against the fundamental human rights and barbaric occupation snatching the livelihood of the people and destroying centuries-old communities. The practice of occupying vast areas of most
On 29 April 2021, the European Parliament passed a resolution against religious persecution in Pakistan. Pakistan’s eligibility for GSP+ has been called into question over human rights abuses. Since being selected for the trade incentives program, religious persecution and human rights abuses have increased across Pakistan. Concerning CPEC, official findings confirm that most harm has been done against the people of Sindh and Balochistan. EU’s Member states have been called upon to actively support religious minority communities and pressure the Pakistani government to protect its religious minorities through legal and social means. It is heartening to witness organizations such as
The 31st Conference on Sindh held on September 28, 2019 in London, UK LONDON, UK, The current situation in Sindh is marked by continuous human rights violations and an environment of fear and oppression. The Sindhi people are facing immense violence at the hands of Pakistani state security agencies. Enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of political and human rights activists have risen steadily. The inconsiderate implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continues. It is clear that Sindhi people will be dis-proportionally and negatively impacted by these projects, including infringement on their lands, misappropriation of their resources, and undermine