British Pakistani Christian Association presented a new and updated report in the UK Parliament. This report was presented in an event which was chaired by British Member Parliament Jim Shannon. BPCA was supported by several other British and European rights organizations.
This report entitled “Education, Human Rights Violations in Pakistan and the Scandal involving UNHCR and Christian asylum seekers in Thailand,” was compiled by Desmond Fernandes – a human rights campaigner and genocide expert.
At this occasion Lord Alton of Liverpool Margaret Owen, OBE, founder-director of Widows for Peace through Democracy, and a member of the UK Bar Human Rights Committe, Peter Tatchell, Faiz Baluch from the Free Balochistan Movement and several others addressed the audience.
During this event, Ranbir Singh from the Hindu Human Rights Group while appreciating BPCA for highlighting the plight of not only the Christians but other religious minorities also said: “What happened in Syria and Iraq was just a better covered and more dramatic turn of events to what has been happening in Pakistan. What has been described in Desmond Fernandes’ book as slow genocide by drip effect, is now accelerating into full scale demographic catastrophe.”
Dr. Shahzavar Karimzadi – Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Hertfordshire said: “Pakistan has been marred by endless extreme violence, corruption, religious bigotry and militarism. Desmond’s book is a vivid tale of the effects of this tragic-catastrophic geopolitical construction.”