February 24: Rinkle Kumari was abducted / disappeared early in the morning. At 11:00 am Nand Lal, her father received a call from Mian Aslam son of Mian Abdul Haq (aka Mian Mitho) who informed that Rinkle was with him and had embraced Islam. Later in the evening, family was informed that Rinkle’s Nikah had … Continue reading Rinkle Kumari: The Timeline of Injustice
Supreme Court of Pakistan opened a long pending case against forced conversions of Hindus to Islam in Pakistan. The case was filed by pakistan Hindu Council in 2007. Supreme Court made this move after increase in the conversion cases in past six months. Three more names of the recent victims were included in this petition: … Continue reading Press Conference on Forced Conversions of Hindu Girls to Islam
Pakistanis Shout for Secularism, Minority Rights and End to Islamization People of Islamabad got together in front of the Parliament House on Dec 30, 2010 in order to protest against a highly discriminatory Blasphemy Laws of the country, parallel judicial structures especially the Shariat Court especially Shariat Court's recent Judgment against the Women's Protection Act … Continue reading Release Aasiya Bibi, Repeal Blasphemy Laws, Abolish Shariat Court
Number of civil society organizations and human rights activists jointly issued this statement prior to a Press Conference, held in Islamabad on Dec 24, 2010. They expressed their strong concerns on the recent declaration by the Federal Shariat Court, which itself is a parallel judicial structure and is a point of contention between progressive sections … Continue reading We Strongly Denounce FSC's Declaration on Women's Protection Act
Sherry Rehman, MNA from Pakistan Peoples Party has submitted this Amendment Bill in National Assembly of Pakistan. With her consent, this Bill is put here for public scrutiny. Please feel free to give your feedback, it will be shared not only with her, but with the members of Standing Committee on Law, Justice, Human Rights … Continue reading AMENDMENTS TO THE BLASPHEMY LAWS ACT 2010
In order to put the record straight on the chronology of Blasphemy Legislation in Pakistan, following Timeline has been compiled using information from annual report of National Commission for Justice and Peace. 1860: The original Penal Code is written, intended by the British Raj to govern united India. 1927: Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, XXV of … Continue reading Chronology of Blasphemy Legislation in Pakistan
It was the early morning of Friday Oct 1, 2010 when we woke up to some unusual noise. By the time we got up and came out of our bedrooms, the un-invited guests had already left. They took with them all our important documents including passports, our laptops along with all the data related gadgets … Continue reading We Will Fight Back – Rest Assure!