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...

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...

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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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A series of stories in national newspapers underline the importance of the Inquiry into Abduction, Forced Marriage, and Forced Conversion of Girls and Young Women in Pakistan. A Call Evidence has a deadline for submissions of February 15th. Details here:

https://www.davidalton.net/2021/01/21/all-party-parliamentary-group-inquiry-into-abduction-forced-marriage-and-forced-conversion-of-girls-and-young-women-in-pakistan-call-for-evidence-deadline-february-15th-2021/ All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into Abduction,...