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No action by authorities over NHRC directives regarding Sindhi refugee couple
Protesting in India since more than last three months, Pakistan born Sindhi refugee journalist-cum activists Zulfiqar Shah and his activist wife Fatima Shah have not yet heard from the Indian authorities regarding issues.
Although National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India taking action on the complaint submitted by Shah concerning harassment by Pakistani High Commission (PHC) as well as health and refugee rights violation have directed the concerned Indian authorities (at Ministries of Home and External Affairs) to take necessary actions within the eight weeks and let the Shah be informed about it. 


Eleven weeks have been passed by so far; however none from the above mentioned departments have been contacted. In fact, Shahs never knew about such a judicial decision taken by the NHRC on their complaint submitted in early November 2013, until on January 24, 2014 they came to know through random surfing on the NHRC website. Beside submitting complaint at NHRC, Shah has also submitted a Memorandum of Demands with the President's Office and Prime Minister's Office by end of November 2013, and couriered the Memorandum of Demands with the Ministers of Home and External Affairs, President of Congress, BJP, AAP, CPI and CPI-M. 


During December 2013 and January 2014, Shah has held meetings and kept communication with the United Nations Country Representation in India, UNHCR India and Nepal, Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (OHRC) United Nations, Geneva. The couple was given refugee recognition by UNHCR in December 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal where they were given heavy metal toxins by ISI. They have undergone detoxification medical treatment in India through D-Pencilimine therapy and other medication process. 


Some of Embassies and High Commissions in Delhi have told shah that there application would be considered if they apply with them for the asylum adoption with them. Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (OHRC) while replying one of the email by Shah has said that would consider a petition by him on the issue, if submitted according to the procedures of the United Nations.
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