UK Government says it is “closely monitoring the deeply concerning case of Arzoo Raja” – abducted, forcibly converted, and forcibly married, in Pakistan and sets out what it is doing to support reform. Meanwhile, CLAAS Human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the law enforcement agencies and the government is not paying attention. Think of the theft of young teenage girls like Arzoo Raja, Farah Shaheen, Huma Younus, and Maria Shahbaz and ask yourself what would you say or do if this was your daughter or your sister.

UK Government says it is “closely monitoring the deeply concerning case of Arzoo Raja” – abducted, forcibly converted, and forcibly married, in Pakistan and sets out what it is doing to support reform. Meanwhile, CLAAS Human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the law enforcement agencies and the government is not paying attention. Think of the theft of young teenage girls like Arzoo Raja, Farah Shaheen, Huma Younus, and Maria Shahbaz and ask yourself what would you say or do if this was your daughter or your sister.

In parliament, on  nearly a dozen occasions in the past few weeks, and, over the years, around forty times, I have raised the issue of forced conversions in questions and speeches.  In recent months I have also written letters to the authorities in Pakistan...

The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu – in Pakistan and Nigeria –  raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married.

The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu – in Pakistan and Nigeria – raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married.

Arzoo Raja The cases of Arzoo Raja and Leah Sharibu raised today in Parliament during an Oral Question on Gender Based Violence. Forcibly abducted, forcibly converted, forcibly married. Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, I have been able to send the Minister...

For an hour this week I spoke to the parents of Azroo Raja, a 13 year old girl in Pakistan- abducted, forcibly converted and married. She has been taken into safety but not yet allowed to be reunited with her family. MPs have raised her case in the House of Commons

For an hour this week I spoke to the parents of Azroo Raja, a 13 year old girl in Pakistan- abducted, forcibly converted and married. She has been taken into safety but not yet allowed to be reunited with her family. MPs have raised her case in the House of Commons

Webinar highlighting the plight of women and girls from religious minorities - an estimated 1000 Christian and Hindu girls are abducted, forcibly converted, and married, every year in Pakistan. https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/6svgCVA3BF3RqABtzgAPF?domain=youtube.com...

After considering the recent report on Ahmadi persecution,  UK Government says Pakistan must guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, in accordance with international standards – regardless of gender, ethnicity or belief. Read the report here:

After considering the recent report on Ahmadi persecution, UK Government says Pakistan must guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, in accordance with international standards – regardless of gender, ethnicity or belief. Read the report here:

https://www.davidalton.net/2020/07/20/hatred-of-none-and-love-of-all-is-a-pretty-good-maxim-by-which-to-live-your-life-new-report-on-the-plight-of-ahmadis-launched-at-westminster/ Reply from the UK Government The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A...

Today is Religious Freedom day but not for Ahmadis in Pakistan – a country which receives £340,000 in UK aid every day. Minister says: “The UK remains deeply concerned by reports of discrimination and violence against religious communities in Pakistan.”

Today is Religious Freedom day but not for Ahmadis in Pakistan – a country which receives £340,000 in UK aid every day. Minister says: “The UK remains deeply concerned by reports of discrimination and violence against religious communities in Pakistan.”

Today is Religious Freedom day but not for Ahmadis in Pakistan - a country which receives £340,000 in UK aid every single day. Minister says: "The UK remains deeply concerned by reports of discrimination and violence against religious communities in Pakistan." Lord...

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

Lord Alton Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about the case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal; whether, in such discussions, they have raised the access of Saneha Kinza Iqbal to impartial legal...

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

https://youtu.be/kELMgPDb1-Q Link to the Webinar David Alton highlighters three cases from Pakistan- Pakistan girls and women fleeing persecution locked up in a detention centre It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and...

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