International Day of Social Justice being observed today


International Day of Social Justice is being observed across the globe including Pakistan today (Tuesday, February 20).

According to the media reports, the theme of this year’s International Day of Social Justice is “Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances.” This theme emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnership to address challenges facing the world today. The public figures around the world have raised their voices for the people today.

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This year, the International Labour Organization will commemorate the occasion with six activities that will take place in significant global cities.

On the International Day of Social Justice, India has denied social justice and fundamental rights to residents of its illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir region as well as to minorities living there, particularly Muslims. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman said in a statement released in Srinagar that although Kashmiris have been fighting for their rights for the past 70 years, India has been depriving them of their rights under international law, which is mandated by the UN.

Communities that identify as Muslim, Christian, Dalit, or Sikh have also voiced a great deal of dread and insecurity as a result of institutionalized discrimination and discriminatory laws.