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Mukesh Meghwar

Mukesh Meghwar

Biography

Mukesh Meghwar, originally from Kapri Mori in interior Sindh, is the first person from his family to seek higher education and is currently a third year psychology and law student at Sindh University in Jamshoro. With the support of his friends, he cofounded the first ever Hindu-rights based newspaper called Sandesh (meaning “the message”) to highlight the issues and discrimination faced by Hindus in Sindh. The paper is playing a big role in bringing issues from his minority community to the forefront in Pakistan’s mainstream media. He also serves as the deputy general secretary of Progressive Youth Forum (PYF) Pakistan, a political forum of young men and women striving to promote social democracy, secularism, and pluralism. Mukesh is a founding member of Social Democratic Youth Network (SDYN) Pakistan and is also on the board of directors of uElect Pakistan, a voter education campaign. He has worked on domestic violence, gender justice and bonded labor issues and has been personally involved in the release of several families from bonded labor.  Mukesh also works to highlight issues related to the misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy law.  Previously, Mukesh worked as a regional coordinator with Mehergarh: A Center for Learning at its regional office in Hyderabad from 2008 to 2012, where he acquired experience in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of national and regional programs.  Mukesh hopes to secure legislation for the Hindu community and work towards secularism.

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