Category: Press Statements – Pakistan

SAHR Express Concern on the Decision of the Indian Government to call off Diplomatic Talks with Pakistan

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, express concern on the decision of the Indian Government to call off Foreign Secretary Level talks with Pakistan which were scheduled to be held on August 25th in Islamabad. We believe that only a sustained dialogue can resolve the contentious issues and misunderstandings that envelope India –...

SAHR Mourns the Death of Mrs. Sithie Tiruchelvam

24 March 2014 SAHR Mourns the Death of Mrs. Sithie Tiruchelvam South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) mourns the death of Mrs. Sithie Tiruchelvam, human rights activist, Attorney-at-Law and former Bureau Member of SAHR, who passed away on 22 March 2014. She is also a founder member of the Foundations for Peace (FfP) network – a worldwide network of community...

SAHR Statement on Attack on Prisoners

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) condemns the attack on Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan prison on 26th April 2013 and on the Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah, serving a life term in the high security Kot Balwal jail on the outskirts of Jammu, by a fellow inmate on 3rd May. This attack comes as an immediate reaction to the attack and death...

SAHR expresses concern over growing religious terrorism in Pakistan

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) expresses deep concern at the growing religious terrorism in Pakistan that is daily targeting people on the basis of their faith. The first ten days of January alone has seen two major attacks on members of the Shia sect in Balochistan, including those from Hazara community, killing hundreds of people. The fact that banned...

SAHR Statement on the International Day of the Disappeared, 2012

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) joins human rights activists around the World in commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared. The practice by State actors of forcibly disappearing and illegally detaining someone, without acknowledging their arrest or whereabouts, places the victim outside the protection of the law and is often linked to the crimes of torture and extra-judicial killings.

SAHR Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26th June 2012 South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) joins human rights activists around the World, in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This year, the day marks the 25th anniversary of United Nations Convention Against Torture coming into effect. Despite the fact that this Convention has been in force for a quarter century, only 147...

SAHR Statement on the threat to Asma Jahangir’s life

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) expresses great concern over the threat made to Asma Jahangir’s life. On Monday evening, Asma revealed on Pakistani media that she had received credible information, that there was a plan by state actors to assassinate her. Asma has always been a fierce defender of human rights, and strong critic of those who violate them....

Statement Issued by SAHR on International Women’s Day 2012

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, joins the messages of solidarity expressed throughout the world to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2012. This year, International Women’s Day is inspired by the theme of “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. While this is a day for solidarity among women and...