Hindu communities in Pakistan are under constant attack

Originally posted on Most Intolerant Religion:

[PCP] Global Minorities Alliance, which fights for the rights of persecuted minority communities the world over, has documented that the discrimination facing communities does not just come in the form of violence on the streets, but also comes through institutional and systematic discrimination in the law courts and in the police stations. 

“Subsequent Governments have failed to protect and safeguard the rights of minorities,” says Shahid Khan, author of the report and Vice-Chairperson of Global Minorities Alliance (GMA). “Instead they have feasted upon the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the smaller minority groups by introducing laws which further pushed them deep into a sea of despair, injustice and inequality.”

In the report Invisible Citizens of Pakistan: Minorities in Focus, released by GMA today (16 March), the human rights organisation details the various minority groups in Pakistan (such as Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus) and the situations they are facing: discriminatory laws, a…

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Regional Councillor Democratic Party asked the Italian government to intervene with the Pakistani Government and ask for the abolition of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan- By Adnan Farhaj.

Originally posted on Global Christian Voice:

Today April 15, 2014 a motion concerning the blasphemy laws in Pakistan was passed unanimously in Italian regional council of Marche. The motion was presented by Letizia Bellabarba and her colleagues. Letizia Bellabarba, Regional Councillor Democratic Party asked the Italian government to intervene with the Pakistani Government and ask for the abolition of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Following is the note from the councilor about the situation in Pakistan.

“Blasphemy law provides death penalty in Pakistan for those who fail to respect the Prophet Muhammad but it is often used for private purposes crushing in particular the religious minorities in Pakistan.

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are a fundamental right of every individual: we can not remain indifferent. Because of this dark law the former governor of Punjab Salmon Taseer was assassinated on January 4, 2011 at the hands of Islamic extremists; for similar reasons the former…

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The most intense three days I ever experienced

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The key to develop your talents is to “Challenge” yourself – Worth a read

Originally posted on Stay Positive!:

This week I have been privileged to participate in a programme which under the motto of “Developing young Talent” brought together people aged 18 to 35 from around the globe who share the fact that they live in Scotland – just like me.

The group comprised a supreme mix among there was a French who likes to make plants sick, an angry Italian humanist, a Nigerian engineer with a voice of gold, a American poet and man of leisure, a Moroccan police woman to be and a Polish lady who managed to give the question “Would you like to pray with me?” a deep double meaning. There were passionate social workers and committed human rights activists and a student of biblical studies who “does not know a thing about Bible” because she studies “all the interesting stuff which did not make it in”.

Spending three days in the Scottish countryside…

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