So just a day before I met this brave girl, Sindhia Abbasi, a gold medalist from NED University desperately is in search of her father Inam Abbasi, who has been missing for more than 230 days.
Sindhia’s father was abducted in front of her for no reason from Safura Chowrangi, Karachi.
Her father was an editor of a Sindhi language magazine called Nao Niyapo, which published works of progressive Sindhi writers, poets and activists.
While speaking at a human rights forum arranged at Irtiqa Centre of Social Sciences, she made a public plea to all concerned authorities to release her father unharmed. She questioned, “Under what law can her father be detained without any reason?”.
She requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of her father’s abduction, who was a law-abiding citizen that has not done anything wrong and even if the state thinks he has then he should be given a free and fair trial under Article: 10A of the Constitution of the land.
According to Sindhia, “The demands of those campaigning for rights of Missing Persons of Sindh is not an illegitimate demand, what we seek is our basic human rights to be respected by the State of Pakistan and our loved ones be released unharmed with access to fair trials in the court of law. What’s anti-state in that?”.
Sindhia and other human rights defender of Sindh speak out against enforced disappearances in Sindh.
To find out more about their work, follow the link below.
Contributed by Muhammad Salman Khan.