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South Asia Democracy Watch hosted a conference on human rights in South Asia

Dallas : South Asia Democracy Watch hosted a conference on human
rights in South Asia. Visiting speaker and human rights activist
Gulalai Ismail while addressing the conference said that violations of
human rights is an international issue and developed world can play a
positive role in this regard. She said that rampant human rights
violations in Pakistan is at alarming level and she herself is a
victim of the abuse. She said that as she fled the country, her father
became their target, and were sent to jail for no crime on him. She
said her faith is humanity and she can sit silent when humanity is
under attack. Speaking at the occasion Texas State Representative
Terry Meza said that human rights are enshrined in UN charter and must
always be protected by all. She said that she got awareness on
Pakistan’s human rights issue today and she hopes that situation will
be corrected in that country. Kashmiri nationalist leader Raja
Muzaffar briefed the audience on large level of human rights
violations in Kashmir. He said that Kashmiris are helpless, and India
has gone beyond any limit in Kashmir in terms of human rights
violations. South Asia Democracy Watch leader Syed Fayyaz Hassan while
speaking to audience said that on one side, India is crossing every
limit in violations of human rights, on the other hand Pakistan is
suppressing voice of dissent and political opposition, which is a
disturbing development in South Asia. Citing Siri Lanka fight against
terrorism, he said fighting terrorism should not give blanket free
hand to security agencies to suppress people and violate human rights.
The conference was also addressed by Aftab Siddiqui where Ambreen Khan
was Master of Ceremony

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