The persecution of Hindus who are a minority in Pakistan is a truth that can’t be hidden anymore.
Bengaluru: The persecution of Hindus who are a minority in Pakistan is a truth that can’t be hidden anymore.
It’s not just the Hindus, even the minority Christians are not spared.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) recently said that over the years "there have been horrific, religiously motivated attacks on the minority communities and any efforts towards eradicating the violence, prejudices, and inequalities have been virtually imperceptible".
It is said Tablighi Jamaat has taken upon itself to proselytise the minorities.
There were news reports that members of the Tablighi Jamaat tortured Hindus, demolished their houses and also abducted a Hindu boy for refusing to convert to Islam.
There was a video circulating on social media in which Hindus said thus:
"We will prefer to die but will never ever convert to Islam.”
"We will prefer to die but will never ever convert to Islam"— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) May 16, 2020
This brave Hindu lady says that their properties are grabbed, homes are demolished,are beaten, forced to leave, demanded to convert to get their homes back by Islamic Tabligi Jamat in Nasur Pur, Matiari, Sindh-Paksistan https://t.co/9B45itGGkM pic.twitter.com/pC5IFZrdA8
A website quoted a woman who was speaking on behalf of the protesters saying that their properties were grabbed and homes demolished and they were beaten, forced to leave and asked to convert if they wanted to get their houses back.
In another video, the website added, a woman lying on the ground, was wailing that her son has been abducted by the members of Tablighi Jamaat. The woman was begging the Jamaat to release her son.
The commissioner for human rights also said, "They are also forced to learn Islamic studies in school. There is also some concern that there are not enough Christian burial grounds and Hindu cremation grounds."
MyNation has extensively reported about the Hindu subjugation in Pakistan.
In an earlier report, we interviewed Sonadas, who heads a family of 12 members. He lived in Sindh Hyderabad of Pakistan. But he faced a lot of troubles from extremist Muslims. Fed up with them, he had been trying for a visa to go to pilgrim centres in India. In the year 2012, he finally succeeded and came to India along with his family. He adds that the whole world knows the intense humiliation and subjugation minority Hindus face in Pakistan.
“Happy that I am back in my motherland”
The passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) now a law has given people like Sonadas a lot of happiness. He adds, “I run a lot of errands in Delhi in order to take care of my family. It’s not that I don’t face difficulties here, but I am glad I am in my motherland. I have religious freedom here. Our children can pursue their dreams here.
With the passage of the CAB, to an extent, the pains and privations we faced have reduced.”
Last Updated May 17, 2020, 5:18 PM IST