January 19th, 2016 – JFH members from the United States visited the Pakistani Hindu refugee camps located in Majnu ka Tila, outside Delhi. The refugee camp is home to more than 500 people (100 + families). Because these Hindu refugees were forced to flee Islamic Pakistan, they are not citizens of India and so languish in[…]Read More
Karachi: Reporting on the abduction and forced conversion to Islam of young Hindu girls in Pakistan’s Sindh province has never been easy. After hearing the heart-rending stories told by parents of daughters as young as 12 snatched away married off in dargahs to adult men within hours, you see the same pattern repeat itself in[…]Read More
December 22, 2016 NewsDesk2 Displayed with permission from NewsGram December 22, 2016: “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” But some people always try to push society into conflict. They try to inflict their spurious agendas in the community. Some people have the power to bring change[…]Read More
Every year in Pakistan, hundreds of people – mostly Hindus – are forced to convert to Islam. To address this problem, the Sindh province recently passed a bill that criminalises forced religious conversions. But it’s been labelled “anti-Islam” by hardline Islamists, who want lawmakers to amend it. Our correspondents in Pakistan report.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Aline Schmidt.
Pakistani Hindus are angry at the PPP government’s u-turn on the Forced Conversion Bill/Minority Protection Bill and they took to streets to demand the legislation be passed as it has the potential to put an end to forced conversion of minor girls and boys of the Hindu and other communities. The protest by the Pakistani[…]Read More
‘Modern slaves’: In south Pak, Hindu girls are snatched away for debt payment The girl called Jeevti was just 14 when she taken from her family in the night to be married off to a man who says her family owed him $1,000. Her mother, Ameri Kashi Kohli, is sure that her daughter paid[…]Read More