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HHR in Conjunction with BPCA launch book in British parliament on discrimination against Minorities in Pakistan

HHR in Conjunction with BPCA launch book in British parliament on discrimination against Minorities in Pakistan

The Hindu Human Rights Group in conjunction with the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) invites you to the book launch of The Education System in Pakistan: Discrimination and the Targeting of the ‘Other’

Speakers include the following book contributors:

Peter Tatchell (Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation)

Desmond Fernandes (Genocide Scholar)

Faiz Baluch (International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons)

Margaret Owen (Director of Widows for Peace through Democracy)

Ranbir Singh (Chair of the Hindu Human Rights Group)

Asif Shakoor (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK)

Wilson Chowdhry (Chair of BPCA)

Sponsored by Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle. The event will take place on Monday 8 December 2014, 5pm – 7pm in Committee Room 18, the House of Commons, Westminster, London (Nearest Underground: Westminster)


The book examines the nature of discrimination and the targeting of ‘Others’ in Pakistan, particularly within the educational sphere. A multitude of inter-linked themes are explored, including the politics of educational ‘instruction’; the status of girls education in Pakistan; the nature of the targeting of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Christians, Hindus, Baloch and ‘Others’.

Twelve authors have contributed essays to this book. Apart from the above highlighted authors, other contributors include Sabatina James of Sabatina e.V.; Rainer Rothfuss, Professor for Human Geography and Chair of the Examination Board at the Institute of Geography at the University of Tübingen; Fareed Ahmad (National Secretary, External Affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK); Ghalib Lone (former UN legal analyst), Akhtar Yousaf and Nigel Couper.

For further information, please contact Wilson Chowdhry: Tel: 0208 5140861 Email:

Note: On arrival, you have to pass through a security check. You may be asked to show proof of identity. Further information on travelling to Parliament can be found on the Parliamentary website –

The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) is a human rights advocacy group set up in the wake of the Gojra massacre of Christians in 2009 to raise the profile of the persecution of Christians and ‘Othered minority’ groups and communities in Pakistan, as well as support those claiming asylum in the UK and elsewhere.

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