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Seeking justice for the enforced disappearances in SriLanka

With a backlog of between 60,000 and 100,000 alleged enforced disappearances since the late 1980s, of the countries that the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances deals with, Sri Lanka has the second highest number of enforced disappearances. Most of these disappeared people belong to the Tamil ethnic group, and… Continue reading Seeking justice for the enforced disappearances in SriLanka

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Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

Sex workers currently face a dilemma between staying at home without enough money to survive or going back to work, exposing themselves to a bigger risk of getting infected with COVID-19. The spread of the pandemic and the measures undertaken by governments to combat it, has negatively impacted the sex workers’ rights. Mass quarantines, self-isolation,… Continue reading Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

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Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

Throughout the Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long conflict with Tamil separatists, both the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers used the media for propaganda purposes and resorted to violence to suppress the free flow of information. Journalists working for Sinhalese, Tamil and English media were intimidated, abducted, imprisoned and murdered during the conflict. For this reason,… Continue reading Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

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Façade of religious harmony and tolerance in Pakistan

‘’Ahmadis residing in Pakistan are not at peace even after their demise’’On 13 July, in a village (Tirigri) in Gujranwala, police and locals allegedlyremoved Islamic symbols from the graves of the members of the Ahmadiyyacommunity. This graveyard was a shared graveyard of the Muslims andAhmadis till 1967.But after the Ahmadiyya community got the official status… Continue reading Façade of religious harmony and tolerance in Pakistan

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Protest on enforced disappearances of Sindhis in Pakistan

August 19, 2020GHRD Sindhi Foundation organized a protest on enforced disappearance happening in Sindh, Pakistan, infront of the Pakistani ambassadors house in Washington DC on August 14th, which is also Pakistans’ Independence Day. Human Rights violations in Sindh, Pakistan, have been neglected for ages.  Human rights abuses like extrajudicial killings, political repression, persecution of Sindhi… Continue reading Protest on enforced disappearances of Sindhis in Pakistan