On the 13th March 2015, World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held a protest rally in front of the Palace de Nations, the UN Human Rights headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The protest was held against the gross human rights violations of Sindhi people, which include extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of Sindhi activists, forced conversions and kidnappings of Sindhi Hindu girls, state sponsored spread of religious extremism in Sindh, forced population movement into Sindh and misappropriation of natural resources of Sindh.
A large number of Sindhis, activists, and human rights defenders of other oppressed nations from all over the world participated in the protest. The protest rally was addressed by Dr. Hidayat Bhutto, Baseer Naweed of the Asian Human Rights Commission from Hong Kong, Mir Saleem Sanai, Sardar Mumtaz Khan, President of United Kashmir Peoples National Party from Canada, Senge Hasnan Sering, President of Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies from USA, and Dr. Lakhu Luhana, chairman of WSC. Speakers condemned the gross human rights violations against Sindhi people and requested the international community to raise their efforts and their pressure on the Pakistani government to end the human rights violations as stated above.
At the end of the rally, a WSC delegation comprising of Dr. Hidayat Bhutto, Gul Sanai, Mir Salim Sanai, Mubarak Ali Khuhawar and Dr. Lakhu Luhana submitted petitions to the Secretary General of the United Nations and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting for their help to press upon the Pakistani government to end the human rights violations against Sindhi people.
Read the two letters sent from WSC to the United Nations.
The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) is based in the UK, USA, Canada, and Sindh and is one of the most prominent human rights advocacy organizations for Sindh and Sindhis. The main objective of WSC is to create a better understanding within the international community about the persecuted status of Sindhis in Pakistan and about the Sindhi people’s struggle for human rights, including the right to self-determination. WSC is a registered company in the UK and the USA, and is organized to carry out non-profit activities. For more information, visit www.worldsindhicongress.org
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