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    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; French: Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

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    Prominent Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan goes missing
    International

    Prominent Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan goes missing

    Prominent journalist Matiullah Jan, who is known for raising his voice against Pakistani establishment, has reportedly gone missing from Islamabad on Tuesday.

    27 major countries file petitiion against China alleging human rights violations
    International

    27 major countries file petitiion against China alleging human rights violations

    27 countries have raised their voice against China submitting a petition of complaint in the UNHRC. The petition stated ...

    Pakistan continues to violate Universal Declaration of Human Rights' right to freedom of religion
    International

    Pakistan continues to violate Universal Declaration of Human Rights' right to freedom of religion

    Every year a large number of Christian and Hindu girls, mostly minors, across Pakistan are abducted and forcibly converted to Islam to get married to Muslims.

    When world is urging to stay home, Pakistan tears down Hindu homes in Bhawalpur
    International

    When world is urging to stay home, Pakistan tears down Hindu homes in Bhawalpur

    As countries encourage people to stay indoors to contain the pandemic, Pakistan has destroyed homes of poor people.

    Muzzling Baloch voices: Pakistan bans website of Balochistan rights group
    International

    Muzzling Baloch voices: Pakistan bans website of Balochistan rights group

    Pakistani authorities have imposed an indefinite ban on the official website of Human Rights Commission of Balochistan.

    Imran Khan govt move to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan illegal: Pakistani activist
    Politics

    Imran Khan govt move to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan illegal: Pakistani activist

    A Pakistani human rights activist has called Islamabad's move to fortify its occupation of Gilgit-Baltistan by holding elections in ...

    The state of minorities in the Islamic State
    International

    The state of minorities in the Islamic State

    According to the State of Human Rights 2019 annual report published by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), "Religious minorities remained unable to enjoy the freedom of religion or belief guaranteed to them under the constitution...The movement gained an unprecedented momentum encouraging the second Prime minister of Pakistan Khawaja Nazimuddin (October 1951 - April 1953) to state the following: 'I do not agree that religion is a private affair...nor do I agree that in an Islamic state every citizen has identical rights.' Since 1950s there has been a continuous decline in the Hindu population of Pakistan.According to a report compiled in 2019 by the members of the European Parliament one of the main reasons for the decline in religious minorities in Pakistan is stated to be communal violence and forced conversions.The All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement (PHRM) has claimed that 95 per cent of all Hindu temples erected in Pakistan have been converted into mosques and commercial buildings.In 2013 around 1000 Hindu families migrated to India due to fear of religious persecution.Between November 2015 and October 2016 'Pakistan topped the list of most documented attacks on churches accounting for 600 of the total 1329 churches attacked worldwide during the same period.' Another community that has faced religious persecution in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the Ahmadi Muslims who are forbidden to call themselves Muslims due to an amendment made to the constitution of the country in 1974, which declared them to be non-Muslims.According to Amarnath Motumal a researcher who works for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, more than 20 Hindu girls are being kidnapped and converted to Islam each month.9 Religious Minorities in Pakistan, an NGO that specialises in minority rights, reports that in 2019 members of European Parliament stated that an estimated 1,000 girls are forcibly converted to Islam.

    Pak awarded death penalty to 584 people, 17 for blasphemy in 2019
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    Pak awarded death penalty to 584 people, 17 for blasphemy in 2019

    Last year, Pakistan awarded death penalty to at least 584 people, out of which 17 were convicted for "blasphemy", and 15 were executed.The report, a copy of which has been accessed by , said, "The state of human rights across the country is indeed dire." According to a report submitted to the Law and Justice Commission, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had overturned the death penalty in 78 per cent of 310 judgments between 2010 and 2018, "either acquitting the accused, commuting the sentence, or ordering a review".As of December 2019, at least 17 people convicted of blasphemy were still on death row," the Human Rights Commission said in its report.

    WB Governor urges Mamata to 'withdraw' her UN remarks on CAA
    National

    WB Governor urges Mamata to 'withdraw' her UN remarks on CAA

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her statement demanding United Nations' intervention on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

    Water, power suppply to Maradu flats snapped, residents begin protest
    National

    Water, power suppply to Maradu flats snapped, residents begin protest

    Electricity and power supply to the unauthorised Maradu housing complex here was snapped in the wee hours of Thursday forcing irate residents to launch a protest. The residents refuse to leave the complex come what may.

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