Minority rights
India Hijab ban Controversial Hijab ban in India a form of “religious apartheid” 

Many fear that the headscarf ban in educational institutions will intensify persecution of minority groups by far-right Hindu nationalists forces within the country

Hejaaz Hizbullah Sri Lanka Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah released after 20 months 

Hizbullah was arrested in April 2020 and accused of being involved in the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. His release comes at a time when there is mounting global pressure on the Rajapaksa government to reform the existing anti-terror law in the country

Ahmadiyya Killed in Pakistan Murder of 82-year-old shows continuing atrocities on Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya community

82-year-old Mehboob Ahmad Khan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on November 8 in the outskirts of Peshawar. This year, at least four persons belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya community have been killed

Persecution of minorities continues in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are infamous for their harshness and for their misuse. Their controversial use against individuals on political grounds is also driving members of minority communities to leave the country

Pakistan blasphemy law Pakistan’s minorities denounce death sentence for blasphemy  

A 37-year-old Christian garment factory worker, Asif Pervaiz, who was recently sentenced to death in a blasphemy case. His former supervisor accused him of sending “blasphemous messages” by phone

Indian people’s organizations stand up to Modi govt.

Under the banner of Hum Agar Uthe Nahi Toh (If We Do Not Rise), over 400 Indian women’s groups and human rights organizations are coming together for a joint campaign.