Pakistan minority Member of Provincial Assembly Shot dead

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Global Minorities Alliance condemns the recent attack on minority Member of Balochistan Provincial Assembly Hendry Masih. Mr Masih was the member of National Party (NP) who was elected on the reserved seat for minorities from NM-65 constituency.

Hendry Masih was accompanied by his nephew when he was riddled with bullets by his own bodyguard in front of his residence while his nephew was left injured.

Mr Masih was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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GMA commemorates Operation Blue Star Massacre of 1984

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A human rights organisation is urging people to stand in solidarity with Sikh communities around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the infamous Operation Blue Star, a massacre of thousands of Sikhs at their holiest shrine, the Golden temple, by the Indian army.

The massacre took place in Amritsar on a holy day, when the temple was packed with worshippers. Helicopters, tanks and heavy weaponry was utilised in the attack which traumatised the Sikh community worldwide.

Global Minorities Alliance, a group fighting for the rights of minority groups worldwide, along with the global Sikh community, will be commemorating the massacre throughout the week, with a minute’s silence taking place on 6 June at 11am to remember those who suffered 30 years ago, and those Sikhs who continue to suffer from discrimination in India.

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