Increasing HR’s violations in Sindh

Increasing HR’s violations in Sindh: HRCP facts finding report shows reservations

Abdullah Malik

ISLAMABAD: According to the data collected from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) based on Jan-Sep, 2019 around 284 people killed on honor across the country including 89 male and 195 female.

The data was shared by the HRCP office through email after the scribe sent a formal request for data regarding the International Human Rights day commemorating on 10th December every year across the globe.

According to the statistics the human rights scenario in Pakistan despite from various legislations and awareness campaign are not satisfactory and the violation increased with the passage of time.

The data spotlighted that in the country 284 people were haunted due to honor killing in which 209 different criminal cases lodged.

The data while spotlighting the capital punishment of death penalty added that 412 people suffered from the death penalty across the country in different cases filed against them in which 10 persons already executed after awarding death penalties by different courts.

The human rights watchdog mentioned that 444 women effected in acid attacks, kidnapping and blazing in country from Jan-Sep of this year in country various territories.

The data while spotlighting the reports of kidnapping of women added that around 384 women kidnapped in country in which 344 criminal cases lodged. The report while surfacing the country burning issue Acid attacks added that 27 women faced acid attacks in 09 months of this year.

The data further added that 33 women burned in the country in various areas in which 33 cases lodged of different criminal charges.

Sindh Human Rights violations

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a detailed 21 pages report on Sindh province shows reservations on human rights violation and hatred behaviors toward different minorities as well the growing restrictions on freedom of expression. The human rights watch dog of the country appreciated the Sindh government efforts of uplifting the health standards in backward Thar area of Sindh.

The commission added that the government failed to do legislation for the forced bounded labors (Hari)  in the province and all efforts goes into vain as all monitory committee formed for observation are dysfunctional. The report added that the labors having no access to basic life necessities including electricity clean drinking water as well national identity cards (NIC).

The report while spotlighting the freedom of expression arena in the province shows dissatisfaction and directed the government to take effective measures for improving as well provide safe environment to journalists working in the different areas of the province.

The facts finding report concerned on the hatred contents in course curriculum in educational institution against minorities and directed the government to revise all curricula and exclude the hatred contents. The report also shows reservations on forced conversion of religion cases in Hindu minority of the province. The report hinted that why forced conversion was not marked as a crime despite a huge population of Hindu minorities residing in province. The report added that all efforts go into vain regarding safeguarding the Hindu population from the forced conversion.

HRCP shows serious reservations on the increasing number of enforced disappearance in the province and alarmed the provincial government for prioritizing the issue. The human rights watchdog of the country mentioned in their report that 1580 cases of enforced disappearance reported to the missing person commission this year.  The commission added that 583 people returned to their homes while 51 dead bodies of the missing person received.

The commission alarmed the issue of the massive anti-encroachment operation in Karachi and added that hundred thousand people livelihood suffered from this drive as well 0.4 million people overall suffered from the drive. The commission stressed on the provincial government to pay compensation to the effected people as well provides alternative livelihood opportunities to the suffered masses.    

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