Curious case of Priya Kumari

IT was on Ashura, Aug 19, 2021, when nine year-old Priya Kumari went missing. Just before her disappearance or abduction she had been happily helping her father a syncretic Hindu who runs a sabeel every year in Muharram in Sangrar, a small

Non-Muslim women vulnerable to forced conversion

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) human rights experts have expressed dismay at the lack of protection for women and girls belonging to non-Muslim communities in Pakistan, saying that they remained vulnerable to forced marriages and conversions, Dawn.com reported. “Christian and Hindu girls remain

`Karo-kari’ couple seeks protection

A woman on 26 March 2025 filed an application before a district and sessions court seeking protection for herself and her husband since her family had labelled the couple as `karo-kari`. Applicant Ayesha, wife of Abdul Majeed, filed the application under Section

Over 4,200 children sexually abused in 2023, says Sahil

ISLAMABAD: The data compiled by Sahil shows that 11 children were abused every day in 2023, with mostly acquaintances and relatives involved in the heinous act. The statistics were reported in `Cruel Numbers 2023,’ a signature publication of Sahil, an NGO working

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