National Minorities Commission strongly condemned the Indian persecution against the peaceful protest of Sikh farmers

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Islamabad: National Minorities Commission strongly condemns Indian persecution against peaceful protests of Sikh farmers; India must stop human rights violations; Hindus who migrated from Pakistan also want to return. These views were expressed by the Chairman of the National Minorities Commission, Mr. Cheela Ram Kewalani while presiding over the Sixth Session. According to details, the meeting was attended by members of the Minority Commission, officials of the Islamic Ideological Council, Ministry of Interior, Law and Justice, Human Rights and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The meeting discussed a number of important issues including the draft of the National Minorities Commission Act 2020, improving the plight of minorities living in Pakistan, protecting their religious places, and eliminating negative propaganda against Pakistan at the international level. The Chairman said that the protection of minorities was the responsibility of the state and without the Act, the National Minorities Commission was incomplete. Detailed consultations are underway on the draft National Minorities Commission Bill 2020. After completion of consultation with all stakeholders, the draft bill will be sent to the Cabinet for approval. Quaid-e-Azam’s vision will further improve the plight of minorities in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan. The Commission will use all its capabilities to promote interfaith harmony. Cheela Ram Kewalani added that India should stop violating human rights. Hindus who migrated from Pakistan want to return. The National Minorities Commission strongly condemned India’s persecution of peaceful protests by Sikh farmers, saying that India, the claimant of the largest democracy, has always deprived the rights of its minorities. The commission members were informed that Chairman Cheela Ram Kewalani accompanied by the some commission members visited the Sadhu Bella Ashram in Sindh and met the Hindu administration there. The Commission recommended the concerned agencies to take necessary steps for the early repair of the dilapidated ashram. The Chairman of the Minority Commission thanked the other Ministries, especially the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony, for their support to the Commission. On the news of the Secretary’s Covid test being positive, the Chairman Minority Commission and members wished him well and a speedy recovery.

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