Urgent appeal from the Asian Human Rights Commission:

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a human rights defender, who belongs to the Kohli group, a scheduled caste Hindu, was booked in a murder case whereas on the day of the murder of a land grabber he was 500 kilometers away. He was attending a daylong conference of the civil society on the issue of the Eighteenth amendment in the constitution and provincial autonomy. In 2010 he was abducted by the land grabbers who were also involved allegedly in the rape of a 17 years old Dalit girl. He was severely beaten during his captivity and was intimidated for raising his voice for the rights of the Dalits who have been bonded labourers for decades.

The police and a provincial minister are providing protection to the perpetrators. The provincial minister is allegedly involved in grabbing the land where the precious China Clay was found.

Read the full case and urgent appeal from the AHRC here

Send an appeal letter here

Read more about caste discrimination in Pakistan here

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