South Asian human rights groups slam Islamabad for unchecked forced conversion of Hindus living in Pakistan
It has demanded that Islamabad must stop invasive attacks on the lives of minorities. In its recent report, it has demanded that Pakistan must stop invasive attacks on the public lives of citizens through regressive laws that restrict civil liberties.
It said the state of security and freedom of expression remains one of deep concern in Pakistan.
The shrinking space for civil society indicates the heightened threats to Pakistani human rights defenders and free thinkers.
The Rights body said minorities have been victims of enforced disappearances, illegal detention and in some instances murder as well.
It said, Pakistani civil society groups feel that the systemic elements of coercion operate through covert state parties.
It suggested that laws should remain in line with Pakistan’s international commitments through the UN Conventions, EU conventions, as well as agreements on human rights.
Earlier, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its annual report in April 2020 highlighted the problem of forced conversion of Hindu and Christian girls, including minors.
It said over a thousand cases of forced conversion and forced marriage of these girls occurred in the Sindh province alone in 2019.