Freedom of religion

INDIA: Support Religious Freedom in India

Dear Friends, Support Religious Freedom in India We need your help to prevent the loss of religious freedom in Gujarat. Please support religious freedom in India and fax a letter of concern today. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission Dear partners and friends of the All India Christian Council. This is another […]

UPDATE (PAKISTAN): The sole survivor of the attack is illegally confined and is feared of being tortured

Regarding the recent attack on the office of IDAR-E-AMN-O-INSAF (Institute for Justice and Peace), where seven innocent Christians were murdered on 25 September 2002 in Karachi, Mr. Robin Peeran Ditta (32), the only surviving employee at the time of the incident, has been illegally confined in police custody. Instead of arresting the real culprits, Mr. […]

INDIA: 10 years impunity for Convent well murder of young nun

10 years impunity for Convent well murder of young nun INDIA – Impunity for murder ——————————————————————– There is an astounding case regarding a decade of justice denied in Kerala state of India. The 21 year-old body of Sr. Abhaya was found at the bottom of a Convent well in 1992. The Church authorities claimed that […]

INDIA: Mass crimes against humanity based on religious intolerance

Dear Friends,  In the aftermath of the savage violence in the Indian state of Gujarat, many of the survivors and families of the victims are in a desperate situation. Most of them are suffering from not only a lack of basic commodities but also from mental trauma and fear of an epidemic breaking out. We […]

UPDATE (India): More appeals for justice for Sr Vanaselvi

Dear Friends  For your continued information and attention to this case, we are issuing here three letters that have been sent on behalf of Sister Vanaselvi, who was summarily ejected from her Order and ostracised upon being arrested by the police on what have so far proven to be baseless charges. If you have not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): A learning center run by religious groups allegedly torched by military agents in Aurora, Luzon

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights), a human rights organization based in Manila. The group reported that a learning center, Bataris Formation Center, which was built by the religious groups, was torched by unidentified men believed to be […]

PAKISTAN: Stop violence in the name of religion

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Citizens for Democracy (CFD). Citizens for Democracy (CFD) is an umbrella group of professional organizations, political parties, trade unions and individuals outraged by the consistent misuse and abuse of the ‘blasphemy laws’ and of religion in politics. For more information, please […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Bangladesh): Legal action against one human rights advocate due to his work on illegal demolition of one Hindu temple by the armed forces

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an urgent appeal issued by the Human Rights Congress for Banglaesh Minorities (HRCBM) regarding the legal action against its Dhaka chapter President, Rabindra Ghosh. A case was filed against the victim alleging his work as anti-state, after he contacted several local government officials to inquire […]