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DC: Saturday April 14 Rally for Pakistan Hindu and Christian Rights

“As reported by human rights groups, there are hundreds of abductions and forced conversion cases of Hindus and Christian women every year in Pakistan which go unreported,” notes the Pakistan Christian Post. Now human rights organizations in the USA are beginning to wake up to the issue. According to the Post,

In response to the kidnapping of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan, a rally is being held on Saturday, April 14. The event will be from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20062 – in front of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council and across the street from Lafayette Square Park.

Organizations represented will include: Hindu American Foundation, Pakistan Christian Congress, Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.), and other activist groups and individual human rights activists.

According to the Post, “The Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) coalition calls for the universal human rights of all people, including their freedom, their freedom of conscience, and their right to human dignity. We urge the Government, courts, and the people of Pakistan to act immediately to end abuse of religious minorities, to stop and punish the ongoing kidnappings, and to stop and punish those who would forcibly deny anyone their universal human right of religious freedom and freedom of conscience.”

 

Source : http://www.peopleofshambhala.com/2012/04/dc-saturday-april-14-rally-for-pakistan.html

 

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