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...

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says “the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming”; the human rights of marginalised and minority communities; discrimination and violence against Ahmadiyya Muslims; the potential use of Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible; the need for the National Commission for Minorities to function under “the Paris Principles”; and the promotion of intolerance and discrimination through school text books.

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says “the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming”; the human rights of marginalised and minority communities; discrimination and violence against Ahmadiyya Muslims; the potential use of Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible; the need for the National Commission for Minorities to function under “the Paris Principles”; and the promotion of intolerance and discrimination through school text books.

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says "the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming"; the human...

Response from Government Minister on what he calls an “appalling attack on an 11 year old Christian boy from Lahore.” He says “We are urging the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, as laid down in the Constitution of Pakistan, and in accordance with international standards.”

Response from Government Minister on what he calls an “appalling attack on an 11 year old Christian boy from Lahore.” He says “We are urging the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, as laid down in the Constitution of Pakistan, and in accordance with international standards.”

Response from Government Minister on what he calls an "appalling attack on an 11 year old Christian boy from Lahore." He says "We are urging the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, as laid down in the Constitution of...

Constructive Talks with Mohammad Nafees Zakaria Pakistan’s High Commissioner to London and with Rehman Chishti MP, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on freedom of Religion or belief. As the Coronavirus takes lives, women like Shagusta Kauser should be freedom from jail.

Constructive Talks with Mohammad Nafees Zakaria Pakistan’s High Commissioner to London and with Rehman Chishti MP, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on freedom of Religion or belief. As the Coronavirus takes lives, women like Shagusta Kauser should be freedom from jail.

It was a great pleasure  to meet Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to London during a meeting on March 17th at the High Commission in London. We discussed the Coronavirus crisis and the challenges which it poses for our two great Commonwealth...

Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and the failure to bring anyone to justice, Parliamentarians from both houses of the British Parliament, along with Christians and Muslims or Pakistan origin, met at Westminster under the auspices of the All- Party Group for Pakistani minorities. Tributes were paid to his memory and with the murder of Saleem Masih the continuing persecution of Minorities was Exposed.

Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and the failure to bring anyone to justice, Parliamentarians from both houses of the British Parliament, along with Christians and Muslims or Pakistan origin, met at Westminster under the auspices of the All- Party Group for Pakistani minorities. Tributes were paid to his memory and with the murder of Saleem Masih the continuing persecution of Minorities was Exposed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABOIQfhyh1g Yesterday, March 2nd, was the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. To mark his murder, and...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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