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  • Support Samina Altaf

    by Sunny
    26th January, 2006 at 2:18 pm    

    Samina and the children fled Pakistan after domestic abuse by her husband. All 3 suffer from severe rickets and, for the first time, are receiving proper medical support in this country. But the Home Office want to deport them.

    It’s a tough life for us all. Low wages, low benefits, bad jobs or no jobs. However this does not mean we should turn our frustration on asylum seekers – or indeed on anyone who wants to stay here. Refugees also have a tough life. It is not easy fleeing persecution -then on arriving in the UK receiving treatment even worse than the rest of us.

    David T has more on a campaign this Sunday in Manchester to lobby the Home Office and not deport Samina and her kids back to Pakistan where she may face more domestic abuse.
    St Sebastians is on Norfolk St, off Gerald Road, off Cromwell Rd. Post code M6 6ET - buses from M/C Exchange are 27 or 93 and from Salford 51 or 52 to Cromwell Rd roundabout.
    Support the campaign! Get the word out!

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    Filed in: Pakistan,Party politics,South Asia

    8 Comments below   |  

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    1. Geezer — on 26th January, 2006 at 2:31 pm  

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention I will pledge my support.

    2. Col. Mustafa — on 26th January, 2006 at 3:31 pm  

      Thats so sad; you got my support.

    3. NorahJones — on 26th January, 2006 at 8:23 pm  

      I wonder if the Southall Black sisters know about this..?
      You have my support but how exactly do you need it?

    4. NorahJones — on 26th January, 2006 at 8:31 pm  

      Meaning I’m nowhere near Manchester but would
      like to help in some way if possible.

    5. Sunny — on 26th January, 2006 at 11:22 pm  

      Tell people in Manchester to go down, or lobby the local MP. I’m sure others will cover the issue… keep an eye and when the opportunity arises, show your support.

    6. NorahJones — on 26th January, 2006 at 11:28 pm  

      Thanks Sunny. Keep us posted if you hear anything?

    7. sonia — on 28th January, 2006 at 1:51 pm  

      Good one! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Certainly a big fuss needs to be made! since people are always ready to condemn how poor asian women are subjugated this is time they put their money where their mouth is and support this woman for her guts to get out of a bad situation. and can you imagine what would happen to her if she got deported?>??!!

    8. sonia — on 28th January, 2006 at 1:56 pm  

      and i’d like to point out that anyone who’s worried about asylum seekers and benefits ( i.e. less in the kitty for them type feeling):

      those of us on visas and work permits who pay taxes aren’t allowed recourse to public funds. So more money in the kitty! -> Balances out quite nicely..( think of all the taxes those ‘foreign’ investment bankers are paying in to the kitty…)

      I’m happy for my share to be going to support this country’s welfare needs..

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