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US Muhajirs hail India's statement at UN rights session

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US-based community has welcomed India's statement in the UN human rights session on state atrocities committed by in Sindh, and provinces.

"The inclusion of the name of in India's statement on human rights violations is an important and encouraging development for 70 million Muhajirs," Nadeem Nusrat, a US-based leader and former convener of the (MQM) said.

Appreciating the for raising its voice on the plight of Muhajirs in Pakistan, Nusrat said that Sindh, especially city and urban centres of province had been neglected previously by the world community while highlighting persecution of ethnic groups in

Early this year MQM had launched 'Free Karachi' campaign aimed at highlighting the alleged state-sponsored atrocities on the Muhajirs and other ethnic minority communities in the port city of

The 'Free Karachi' campaign he said has been drawing the world's attention towards the state atrocities of Pakistan on Muhajirs, Baloch, Pashtuns and other religious minorities.

The campaign is approaching international community, lawmakers, decision-making bodies, human rights groups and is getting support from all quarters, he said.

In a statement, he urged all the major regional powers of and international powers to put pressure on Pakistan to end crimes against humanity in and other urban centres along with Balochistan, and FATA tribal areas.

Digital ads of 'Free Karachi' are also running on the website of the in the latest phase of the campaign.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 11:10 IST