On the issue of freedom of expression between Imran Khan and UN Watch, backed by the UN, Jubuen Watch said Pakistan’s presence in the HRC was out of tolerance. Last month, UN Watch also objected to becoming a member of the Pakistan Human Rights Organization in Islamabad.
There is a war of words between Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and the UN-backed UN Watch on the issue of freedom of expression. Imran Khan had targeted France and tweeted that blasphemy cannot be tolerated in the name of free speech. It was only then that UN Watch retweeted its tweet, writing that your presence within the United Nations Human Rights Organization (UNHRC) is out of tolerance.
UN Watch has already opposed Pakistan
Pakistan continually faces serious allegations of human rights violations. Despite this, Pakistan this year became a member of the United Nations Human Rights Organization along with China and Russia. Around this time, UN Watch also issued a statement opposing membership in Pakistan.
A weapon of ‘blasphemy’ to victimize minorities in Pakistan
The blasphemy law is still used to harass minorities in Pakistan. The blasphemy law was enforced in Pakistan during the reign of dictator Zia-ul-Haq. The blasphemy law was developed by adding Articles 295-B and 295-C to the Pakistani Penal Code. In fact, Pakistan inherited the blasphemy law from British rule. In 1860, British rule enacted a Law for Crimes Related to Religion, which is an extended form of the current blasphemy law in Pakistan.
Pakistan converts over 1000 girls every year
According to the human rights organization Movement for Solidarity and Peace (MSP), more than 1,000 Christian and Hindu women and girls are abducted every year in Pakistan. After which they are converted and converted into Islamic rituals. Most of the victims are between 12 and 25 years old.
What does a watch do
UN Watch is an NGO supported by the United Nations. Which is managed by the American Javis Committee (American Jewish Committee). It is a recognized NGO with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. UN Watch has been active in the fight against human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur. In addition, China has also spoken out against human rights violations in regimes such as Cuba, Russia and Venezuela.