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Press Statement:

Posted: October 9, 2021 in News and Views

Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN) condemns the harassment and property damages to a journalist Rauf Chandio.

Rauf Chandio is an independent journalist based in Hyderabad, Sindh. He has contributed to reports in the National and International publications. His reporting is focused on the civic and human rights issues. Recently he has been targeted by the unknown men and his car was set on a fire which causes immense damages to him.

SHRDN believes that Rauf was targeted due to his identity as a journalist. The attack on Rauf Chandio, is emblematic of the violence and impunity for threats, harassment against human rights defenders in the region.

SHRDN condemns the violence against Rauf Chandio which it believes is a direct reprisal for his journalism and human rights work. SHRDN is extremely concerned for his safety and that of other journalists and human rights defenders working in the region.

We urge the provincial authorities to guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders and journalists in Sindh are able to carry out their legitimate human rights and journalistic activities without fear of violence, reprisals and free of all restrictions.

Ali Palh Coordinator

Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network

Ali Palh Coordinator Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network

Focal person FMoHRs

Justice through media is seen justice by people/women and distrust on state institutions like police

  1. Improving function of forensic, FIA, police, prosecution, other institution
  2. Role of FIA for collecting evidence in hybrid crimes like rape through what’s blackmailing
  3. Legalaid to women and all citizens for justice
  4. Freedom of expression shouldn’t be curtailed in the name of fake news disinformation

6 role of Sindh human rights defenders network (SHRDN) in sharing information and verifying information

  1. Inclusion of UNSR in framing law on media and input of human rights defenders
  2. A what’sup group by Federal Ministry of Human Rights include four IG and all provincial commissions for information sharing, action etc.

9 Benazir income support program has reduced violence against women and librated women so more such program should be introduced through ahsas etc

12 awareness on how to share news information following media ethics

A delegate of human rights lawyers met with the Governor of Sindh Mr Imran Ismail at the Governor House on Thursday, September 2, 2021 and discussed on public issues, their resolutions through public interest ligations. The Governor.Sindh also hosted lunch in their honour.

The meeting was attended by the opposition leader Haleem Adil Shaikh and the advisor to governor Umeed Ali Junejo.

The delegate was comprising Barrister Murtaza Mahesar, Advocate Mumtaz Gopang, Advocate Anwar Kamal, Advocate Riaz Afandi, Advocate Wahab Baloch, Advocate Ajmal Solangi,Advocate Bhagwan Das Bheel, Advocate Altaf Malik, Advocate Faisal Mughal, Advocate Ahmad Rahseed and Advocate Ali Palh.

The delegate highlighted the increasing cases of human rights violations in sindh, security concerns of human rights defenders, policies regarding NGOs, and the delay in announcement of the members and chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights a national watch dog on human rights and HRDs.

Delegate also raised issues of water shortage and issues of growers, growers, discussed current conflict in Judiciary on appointment of judges in the highest court of the court, toll tax issues faced by the general public by advocate Ali Palh Coordinator Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN).

مرد عورت کو ملکیت سمجھنے سے گریز کرین – عورت ایک مکمل انساان ھے برابری کے حقوق ھین اسے

طلاق کے بعد بھی شوھر بننا ظاھر کرتا ھے کے قانون کو حرکت مین۔آنا چاھئے ان کو سخت سزائین آنی چاھئے

During Press Conference @ Hyderabad Press Club we Presented list of Illegally Abducted and Disappeared persons in Sindh–We Met Families of victims specially of journalist Ghulam Rasool Burfat and we were unable to speak to them while at tears in eyes for their beloved ones–They demand that Fair trail is their Basic Human Right-Press conference led by human rights lawyer Ali Palh was joined by Jabbar Bhatti and sister Sorath Mallah whose father was illegally abducted couple of months ago

Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network is deeply saddened on the demise of Chairman Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, Mr Muhammad Ali Shah and expresses heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fellow workers. He was battling with the COVID19.

We salute to his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to labor rights for fishermen, which is the most neglected sectors when it comes to the basic rights. Mr Shah remained active in the politics of Awami Tehreek and contested in elections.

He left a legacy of greatness that goes beyond his status. His legacy will live on in the pages of the history books and the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed.

Advocate Ali Palh Coordinator Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network

Institutions are unable to respond to these situation

Duplication of resources & mandate has also left survivors unattended

We are responding to incidents taken on social media rest go into obscurity

سائٹ ایریا میٹرو ویل میں گھر سے خاتون کی نعش ملنے کا معاملہ

اطلاع ملنے پر نعش کو تحویل میں لے کر عباسی ہسپتال منتقل کیا گیا، پولیس

مقتولہ کی شناخت 35 سالہ پروین ذوجہ عبدالستار کے نام سے ہوئی، پولیس

مقتولہ چار بچوں کی ماں تھی، پولیس

جائے وقوعہ سے خون آلود ہتھوڑا ملا ہے، پولیس

مقتولہ کے بھائیوں نے بتایا ہے کہ مقتولہ کا شوہر نشے کا عادی تھا، پولیس

ملزم کام کاج نہیں کرتا تھا اس لئے گھر میں جھگڑے رہتے تھے، پولیس

گزشتہ شب بھی نشہ نہ ملنے پر مقتولہ کا شوہر مشتعل تھا بیوی کو قتل کے بعد ملزم موقع سے فرار ہوگیا، پولیس

ملزم کی تلاش جاری ہے مقتولہ کا تعلق خیبر پختونخواہ سے تھا قتل کے وقت گھر میں بچے موجود نہیں تھے، پولیس

Institutions are unable to respond to these situation

Duplication of resources & mandate has also left survivors unattended

We are responding to incidents taken on social media rest go into abscurity

سائٹ ایریا میٹرو ویل میں گھر سے خاتون کی نعش ملنے کا معاملہ

اطلاع ملنے پر نعش کو تحویل میں لے کر عباسی ہسپتال منتقل کیا گیا، پولیس

مقتولہ کی شناخت 35 سالہ پروین ذوجہ عبدالستار کے نام سے ہوئی، پولیس

مقتولہ چار بچوں کی ماں تھی، پولیس

جائے وقوعہ سے خون آلود ہتھوڑا ملا ہے، پولیس

مقتولہ کے بھائیوں نے بتایا ہے کہ مقتولہ کا شوہر نشے کا عادی تھا، پولیس

ملزم کام کاج نہیں کرتا تھا اس لئے گھر میں جھگڑے رہتے تھے، پولیس

گزشتہ شب بھی نشہ نہ ملنے پر مقتولہ کا شوہر مشتعل تھا بیوی کو قتل کے بعد ملزم موقع سے فرار ہوگیا، پولیس

ملزم کی تلاش جاری ہے مقتولہ کا تعلق خیبر پختونخواہ سے تھا قتل کے وقت گھر میں بچے موجود نہیں تھے، پولیس

Duplication of resources & mandate has also left survivors unattended

We are responding to incidents taken on social media rest go into abscurity