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Sindhi Nari Sangat marks International women Day with rallies in Sindh

Hyderabad: March 8, 2017. (PCP) Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh held rallies in Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan to mark International Women's Day on 8th March, a large number of Sindhi women participated in rallies. Activists of Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh chanted slogans against the atrocities violence against women, violation of human rights in Sindh, Pakistan.

Activists of Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh held rallies on 8th March to mark International Women’s Day in Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan. Addressing to the rallies, leaders of Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh Farzana Shah, Rizwana Memon, Hameeda Bano, Hina Sindhi and others said unfortunately women in Pakistan are being deprived of their basic rights. They are victims of domestic violence and have been

denied their due social, economic, political and financial rights. Particularly Sindhi women are worst victims of domestic violence every year thousands Sindhi women are being killed in the name of Karo Kari (Honour Killings). Honour killing is heinous crime against humanity.

According to the statistics from the Human Rights organizations 1096 women were brutally killed in the name of Honour Killing, more than 300 cases of Domestic Violence and 70 to 80% women were the victims of mentally and physically violence in Pakistan in 2015. 1,005 honor killings were reported in Pakistan in 2014, with the victims including 923 women and 82 minor girls, compared to the 869 cases in 2013. Sindhi women are being victimized. Sindhi Hindu girls are the victims of forced religious conversion. Every year several cases of forced religious conversions reported in Sindh, Pakistan. But in the most cases culprits often go unpunished therefore such incidents are continuously increasing. It is a crime against humanity that women in Pakistan are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. Activists of Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh demanded protection of minorities, kidnapped daughters of Sindh should be released immediately, government should form new law to protect women and atrocities against women in Sindh, Pakistan must be stopped.