According to reports, two teenage girls were abducted by goons during Hindu festival Holi on March 21. The victims were identified as Raveena (13) and Rina (15) and they were forced to undergo religion conversion.
New Delhi: Pakistan federal minister for information Fawad Hussain on Sunday hit back at the Modi government and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj after she reached out to the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan for reports on the alleged abduction of two sisters from minority Hindu community in the country.
Hussain took to Twitter to insult Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying it is Pakistan’s internal issue and Imran Khan’s new Pakistan is not like Modi’s India where minorities are subjugated.
Mam its Pakistin internal issue and rest assure its not Modi’s India where minorities are subjugated its Imran Khan’s Naya Pak where white color of our flag is equally dearer to us.I hope you ll act with same diligence when it comes to rights of Indian Minorities https://t.co/MQC1AnnmGR— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 24, 2019
However, Swaraj was quick to point out how ruffled Hussain got with her merely asking for reports from the Indian High Commissioner. “This only shows your guilty conscience,” she wrote on Twitter
Mr.Minister @fawadchaudhry - I only asked for a report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad about the kidnapping and forced conversion of two minor Hindu girls to Islam. This was enough to make you jittery. This only shows your guilty conscience. @IndiainPakistan— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 24, 2019
According to reports, two teenage girls were abducted by goons during Hindu festival Holi on March 21.
The news initially flashed on in the social media of Pakistan. The victims were identified as Raveena (13) and Rina (15) and they were forced to undergo religion conversion. Pakistan Hindu Sewa Welfare Trust also claimed that the police refused to lodge an FIR in the case. They only agreed after the local Hindus came out in protest.
However, Hussain statement is a glaring contradiction to the event taking place in Pakistan. Moreover, this is not the first time that violence against minorities has been reported. The forced conversation of Hindus and Christian have become quite common in the country despite Prime Minister Imran Khan promising protection to the minorities.
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, which was established by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, has also declared Pakistan to be a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) for the spike in the number of incidents of violence against religious and sectarian minorities.
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