Human Rights Forums Held at Dar-Ul-Masarat Training Institute, Minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine Graces as Chief Guest

Community of religious minority performing important role: Ijaz Alam Augustine

Human Rights Forums Held at Dar-Ul-Masarat Training Institute, Minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine Graces as Chief Guest

LAHORE: Rawadari Tehreek Pakistan and Center for human rights education Pakistan organized Human Rights forum at Darul Marat institute in Lahore on Tuesday. Provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine graced the ceremony as chief guest while MPA Sadia Sohail, Chairman Rwadari tehreek Samason Salamat, Barristor Amir Hsaan, ex MPA Marry Gill, Shazia Khan and representatives of social welfare institutions attended the forum. Issues regarding centenary workers, laborer of Brick Kilns, religious minorities, transgender and deprived sector of the society discussed in the forum. Chairman Rawadari Tehreek Samson Salamat drew attention of the international & local community towards rights of deprived sectors of the society. The provincial minister of HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine in his address said that to make sure protection of human rights need collaboration of all relevant departments to stop the violations of Human Rights in the province. He said that the representation of a Minority member in the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board would be a significant indicator to promote inclusivity and equal citizenship in Punjab. The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has deep sympathy for the poor and deserving people in the country while in view of the Corona virus, the deserving members of the religious minority community also taking proper attention as equal citizen of the Pakistan. MPA Sadia Sohail said in her address that the religious minority community was playing an equal role alongside other citizens in the development of the country. and the government was making better decisions in the public interest. However, initiatives like Human Rights forum created a good gesture and in the forum members of the Punjab Assembly, of both ruling and opposition parties jointly raise the voice of the rights of religious minorities. All the participants also strongly condemned gross human rights violation and humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces. They demanded to stop human rights violation in Kashmir and appealed to the Indian government to reconsider its decision and restore Article 370, immediately end curfew and restore all means of communication in occupied Kashmir. Samson Salamat presented a resolution, condemning Indian violence and terrorism in the occupied areas which was unanimously approved.