Human Rights Situation in Pakistan
Human rights are the foundation of our society. They pave way for protection which takes us to homes. From home comes family. From family comes education. From education we learn to think rationally because of which we form a government for equal opportunity and harmony. But, the society we are in now lacks the very foundation that is supposed to guide us. There are three areas of Human Rights that are considered generally very perfect in Pakistan, although they have the poorest record in our country; Right to profess ones religion, Freedom of Speech and Expression and Woman Rights. In this essay certain verses from the Holy Quran and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad will be pointed out as the national religion of Pakistan is Islam, which is the epitome of Human Rights as stated by Dr Riffat, founder of “The International Network for the Right of the Female Victims in Pakistan”. Firstly this essay will discuss the 20th article from the Pakistan Human Rights document; the freedom to profess ones religion. The minority; people of other religion (apart from Muslims) are usually blessed by our society and government by unfair treatments which includes burning of their houses on rumors related to blasphemy against Islam, land grabbing and mass slaughtering in the name of religion. A report in 2014 was released by the “Movement of Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan” that around thousand women from Christian and Hindu communities are forced to convert to Islam and made to marry Muslim men. The Holy Quran strictly implies, “There shall be no compulsion in (acceptance of) religion” (Chapter 2, verse 75, The Holy Quran). In Chapter 4, verse 75, the rights of the minority are discussed a bit more deeply, “Why should you not fight in the cause of Allah and those who are weak, are ill-treated and oppressed?” Then there is Pakistan’s Law of Blasphemy, which has been misused to target the minority in our country. The case of Aasiyah...
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