Archive - May 2017

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Pressure mounting on Hindus to quit their homes in Karachi Pakistan
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Hindu man arrested in Pakistan for false charged of ‘blasphemy’ content on WhatsApp
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Forced marriages and conversion to Islam continue to plague lives of underprivileged Pakistani Hindus.
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Hindu Temple Vandalised again in Sindh Province Pakistan

Pressure mounting on Hindus to quit their homes in Karachi Pakistan

A constant shadow of threat looms large over Hindu residents of an informal settlement in Mehmoodabad since the area’s influential locals started pressurising them to evacuate the locality. The settlement named Basti Guru Bagh, which houses more than 100 Hindu families, is situated near Junejo Town and Rehman Colony, and falls under the jurisdiction of[…]

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Hindu man arrested in Pakistan for false charged of ‘blasphemy’ content on WhatsApp

Parkash Kumar an innocent Hindu from Lasbela ,Balochistan was false charged of blasphemy . He is under arrest in police custody but today all extremist mobs came in Hub choki and demanding that Pirkash should be hand over to Mullahs and all Hindu should be empty the city. Hindus of Hub choki and nearby are[…]

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Forced marriages and conversion to Islam continue to plague lives of underprivileged Pakistani Hindus.

Sixteen-year-old Sita was picking cotton in the fields of Darshi Kohli near Samaro, Sindh. Like many other Hindus in rural Pakistan, she along with her parents worked on land owned by a Muslim family. Her family has been working as farmers since generations. While this seemed like any other day, it was one which would[…]

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Hindu Temple Vandalised again in Sindh Province Pakistan

In yet another case of an attack on the minority Hindu community in Pakistan, a temple in Sindh was desecrated by unknown vandals.  Pakistan’s small Hindu community has always lived under the threat of attacks and suppression. A number of historic temples across the country have been attacked and had their land taken away.

Karachi, April 29, 2017: Police have registered cases of blasphemy and terrorism against unidentified men for smashing idols at a Hindu temple in Sindh. The broken idols were found in a sewerage line on Saturday morning.

Lal Meheshwri, the minority councillor of the Gharo Town Committee in Thatta District, told BBC Urdu that he had been working late at the temple while preparing it for a monthly religious service which would have been held on Friday.

“Someone seems to have entered the temple between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. When worshippers came in the morning for prayers, the idols were missing. This is the first time that that such a thing has happened in the temple’s history,” he said, Pakistan Today reported.

Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Minority Affairs Dr Khatto Mal said he has asked the police and the district administration to register a case with the state as the complainant and to include terrorism clauses in the FIR. He said the vandals would be arrested and punished according to the law.

Thatta SSP Fida Hussain Mastoi told the BBC Urdu that the case would be investigated from all aspects.

Gharo is situated along the National Highway some 60 kilometres from Karachi. About 2,000 Meheshwri, Dewan and Harijan families, who are Hindus, live here. (IANS)

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