The minorities including
Hindu, Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis are living under constant fear in Pakistan since partition of the country and Pakistan coming into existence in 1947. They continue to face threat to their life, property, religious freedom and discrimination. Anyone accused
of insulting Allah, Mohammad, or Islam in general faces capital punishment under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Often than not, it has become common practice to misuse these laws to settle personal scores, especially against members of religious minorities.
The Government of Pakistan has failed to protect the rights of these minorities; in fact, it has perpetrated systematic, ongoing, violation of religious freedom. Human Rights Watch has accused the Government of having failed to act against abuses committed
by security forces and intelligence agencies which are conniving with extremist groups to attack religious minorities. Pakistan is so vociferous about unfounded human right violations in Kashmir and world is not paying any heed to such allegations. Why, Pakistan
needs to carry out some soul searching to answer for itself and has to set its own house in order and ensure safety and security of minorities else be prepared for further international isolations and sanctions from world community.
17 Sep 19/Tuesday Written by Fayaz