Battered minorities launch campaign outside UN headquarters against atrocities in Pakistan

Geneva, Sept 21 (ANI): The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities (EOPM) has launched a three-week long hunger strike with a poster campaign outside the United Nations headquarters in Geneva during the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council which commenced on 13th Sep.

According to a press release, EOPM, during the demonstration, would focus on atrocities against minority religions in Pakistan, highlighting the plight of Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and communities like Ahmediyas and Shias.

The last few months have witnessed unprecedented atrocities against minorities, including incidents of attacks on places of worship.

EOPM condemned the brutal attacks and called upon the Pakistan government and the international community to curb violence against innocent people, the press release said.

To protest against atrocities being meted out to Christians, Rev. Saloman Masah and Rev. Tahir Yaqub, who had arrived from Pakistan, sat down in front of the United Nations building to have their plea heard.

The demonstration will continue till the end of the session on 1st October 2010. (ANI)

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