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

Swarms of Beggars descend in Hyderabad

As the month of Ramzan is near to its end, Hyderabad witnesses a notable rise in the presence of professional non-local beggars. The surge also includes innocent children often accompanying the beggars. Reports indicate that a significant portion of these beggars hail

Nadra asked to issue CNICs to transpersons without discrimination

Expressing grave concern over ceasing the issuance of computerized national identity cards (CNICs) to transgender persons by the National Database Registration Authority, the Sindh Human Rights Commission has asked the authority to facilitate members of the already marginalized community in its centers

`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

Man convicted of marrying underage girl

A sessions court has sentenced a man to two years in the custody of a probation officer for marrying an underage girl, according to a news report. Additional District and Sessions Judge (west) Irshad Hussain found Muhammad Aslam, 40, guilty of marrying

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