Welcome to the South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW) website. A committed group of people from all walks of life intend to work together to promote democratic values, justice, equality and human rights in the region through this vibrant and active organization. We plan to organize meaningful events, launch information campaigns, offer training programs and organize cultural programs to achieve our goals and objectives.
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Minority woman sentenced to death in Pakistan

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October 28, 2014
Minority woman sentenced to death in Pakistan

South Asia Democracy Watch denounces sentencing a minority woman to death under the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan   South Asia Democracy Watch (SADEW), a U.S. based independent group founded by South Asian Americans, has joined hands with the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University (SMU) to condemn sentencing a Christian woman for...
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The Sikh Minority in India

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October 26, 2014
The Sikh Minority in India

1984: My Struggle & Inspiration By Dr. Pritpal Singh According to famous Czech writer Milan Kundera, “the first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will...
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Siege of Islamabad

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September 8, 2014
Pervez Hoodbhoy

                THOUSANDS of fanatical followers, led by the cleric-cricketer combination of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan, hold Islamabad hostage. A year ago such a possibility seemed remote. What of the future? In the years ahead, this pair may become irrelevant. But with the dangerous precedent they have...
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SADeW Criticizes Conspiracy to Derail Democracy in Pakistan

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September 2, 2014
SADeW Criticizes Conspiracy to Derail Democracy in Pakistan

              (Raja Zahid Akhtar Khanzada) The Dallas-based South Asia Democracy Watch (SADEW) has severely criticized the unconstitutional, unlawful and morally decadent demands of Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri to overthrow the democratically elected Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and his constitutional government in Pakistan. The SADEW Board of...
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SADeW DECLARATION ON MINORITY RIGHTS IN SOUTH ASIA

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March 27, 2014
SADeW DECLARATION ON MINORITY RIGHTS IN SOUTH ASIA

  INTRODUCTION Thematic conferences usually analyze issues and clarify related ambiguities but they rarely propose solutions to resolve them. However, the international conference on minority rights in South Asia held in Dallas on January 25 was different. The conference “Human Rights Crisis in South Asia: Marginalization and Violence against Minorities” organized by our nonprofit...
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