Members of the local Hindu community have also been seeking shelter abroad. Recently, two Hindu traders were shot to death in Sindh’s Tharparkar city just days before the US announced that Pakistan was on its watch list in regard to religious freedom. PML-N Senator Ramesh Kumar said “around 5,000 Hindus leave Pakistan every year” because[…]Read More
If you say anything or fight against Islamic extremism in Pakistan, you will be labeled as a RAW agent or face charges of blasphemy! #shame A Hindu member of Pakistan’s National Assembly (MNA) Lal Chand Malhi is being targeted in the country for his stance against forced conversions of minorities. Pir Ayub Jan Sarhandi, a[…]Read More
Imagine living in fear of being killed every single day….This is the life story of every minority in Islamic state of Pakistan #MinoritiesInPakistan#persecution
Hindus in Pakistan face a plethora of problems in their day to day functioning, especially those in South Punjab. There are also growing problems of forced conversions and marriage that they face. We look into the lives of Hindus in South Punjab to voice their unheard narratives and the conditions that they live in, and help identify how this situation can be bettered for them.
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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[…]Read More
“I have left no stone unturned in search for my family, who were abducted in broad daylight from a farm in Jhuddo taluka in Mirpurkhas district in 1998. I have gone to police, to elders in my area and I have been knocking on the doors of the law but my parents, my wife and[…]Read More
“Sindh has been victim of Pakistan’s war mongering and Islamist agenda from day one of formation.” At the conference hosted by the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 6 March, participants had strong words to say about the treatment of Sindhi Hindus in Pakistan. Rubina Greenwood, Chair[…]Read More
Pakistani judges don’t shy away from announcing personal piety in their judgments, and no one protests the injustice dished out to people who can’t be considered pious because they are non-Muslim. That’s what happens when you found a state on religion. On August 23, Dawn reported what Hindus of Karachi felt was happening to them.[…]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
Pakistan and India’s relations have been deteriorate on a daily basis, especially after Uri attack and in coming days it seems to be worse. While I recognise that the state of Pakistan is inundated by a number of issues, with terrorism topping the list, I feel that it is incumbent upon me to bring to the[…]Read More
That Pakistan is for Muslims alone; the ideology of Pakistan is deeply interlinked with faith; and that the students should take the path of war and martyrdom. All these are then put under the umbrella of the ‘ideology of Pakistan’. Hatred against Hindus continue till today in Pakistan,in fact its been over a decade but[…]Read More