SAHR worries about HR abuses in region
LAHORE: The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) chairperson and co-chairperson have met in New Delhi to review emerging human rights in the region, including Pakistan.
“Pakistan continues to ignore the rule of law and there are increasing reports of arbitrary arrests of people on the pretext of a counter-terrorist sweep,” said a statement issued by Asma Jehangir, the SAHR co-chairperson, on Saturday. “All democratic rights are being denied to the people and the country is sliding towards lawlessness. Such deviation from the rule of law will increase terrorism rather than curbing it,” said the statement.
Ms Jehangir also expressed concern over the recent riots in Manipur, India, in which Thangam Manorama women were allegedly raped and killed by security forces.
SAHR expressed concern over the draft bill being presented in the Sri Lankan parliament to curb the religious freedom of minorities, said the statement.