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[VIDEO] JFH interviews Ramesh Jaipal at White House – Pak Hindu Activist

Dec 11th, 2017 – Ramesh Jaipal is a very special Hindu youth activist living in Pakistan.  Despite dealing with overwhelming discrimination and social pressure, Jaipal runs a Hindu and minority rights organization in Pakistan called the Hare Rama Foundation (HRF). HRF’s mission is to mobilize the Pakistani Hindu and minority community on a common platform and to support them to carry out sustainable development and to work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice. Due to his involvement in many Hindu and minority rights causes in Pakistan, Jaipal was invited to America to take a nationwide tour of the Hindu communities here and to garner support for his cause. During this 2017 tour he has spoken before Hindu groups in New York, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC and Atlanta.  Some of Jaipal’s initiatives in Pakistan have been to advocate for legal recognition of Hindu marriages, the delivery of Hindu land rights, and the abolition of divisive caste laws which unnecessary label certain Hindu communities as “Dalits”, a division which most Hindus do not recognize.

HINDU MARRIAGE BILL

For Hindu families, lack of a legal marriage registration mechanism is a matter of serious concern. Lack of legal recognition of Hindu marriages has resulted in many domestic, social and psychological problems for the Hindu families, especially women and girls. Hindu married couples face numerous problems in travelling and lodging outside of their place of residence. Due to an absence of any marriage registration mechanism, Hindu women do not get any share in their husbands’ property, and their access to health facilities and participation in social, economic and political processes is also minimal. For years Hindu women (already married to Hindu men and having children) have been abducted or forcibly converted to Islam and re-married to Muslim men without their consent. Since there is no documentation to prove the earlier marriage, their husbands or other family members are unable to take up the issue on legal grounds.

Due to the work of the Hare Rama Foundation, In 2016 Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed the Hindu Marriage Bill and Provincial of Punjab and KPK passed the resolution on Hindu Marriage Bill, The National Assembly also passed the Hindu Marriage Bill in September 2016. We hope that soon the Hindu Marriage Bill become a law for Pakistani Hindus.

RESIDENTIAL LAND RIGHTS 

Since the creation of Pakistan, Hindus have been deprived of the rights to land. The Hindus in southern Punjab are currently living in slum houses which are in the ownership of the government or landlords of that area. Hare Rama Foundation (HRF) started a campaign on the land rights issues in 2008. HRF conducted several survey’s on land ownership and found almost 95% of the Hindu community is living in slum areas with no land rights. HRF started lobbying and advocacy for residential land rights for the underprivileged community of Punjab and has organized several consultations, seminars, press conference and rallies to sensitize the media and civil society on the residential land rights issue.

WE ARE ALL HINDUS

Ramesh Jaipal and his Hare Rama Foundation believe that there is no such thing as a “Dalit” (untouchable).  We are all one religion, one people, we are all Hindus.  Jaipal and HRF take issue with the fact that the government of Pakistan divides up Hindus along outdated and unrecognized “caste” lines which don’t exist. Jaipal works to unite all Hindus together under one banner and does not allow himself or others to be labeled as “Dalit” by non-Hindus who are seeking to create rifts in Hindu society.

USA Hindus protest murder of Pakistani Hindu teen at U.N.

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Hindu Refugee Camps & Pak Hindus Protest at UN

Aug 1st, 2016 – JFH along with the “Sindhi Academic & Cultural Society of North America” protested the latest targeted murder of a Hindu teen by Islamist mobs in Sindh province, Pakistan.

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In late July, Dewan Sateesh Kumar, 17, was shot dead and his friend Avinas was critically injured when a Muslim mob attacked the youths in a tea stall in the Gothki district. The murder was followed by attacks on Hindu owned shops.

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The anti-Hindu murder and accompanying violence was in response to a supposed desecration of a Quran.  Local Muslims accused a drug addict, Amar Lal, who had recently converted to Islam and was living in a Mosque, of burning pages of the Quran and leaving the book outdoors for others to observe.

SEE: Gulf News – Hindu youth killed, another injured in mob attack in Pakistan

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Pakistan is by its own constitutional definition an Islamic state.  According to the 2nd article of the Pakistani constitution, Islam is the state religion, further provisions state that the President of Pakistan must be a Muslim, and so the theocratic bias in favor of Islam and Muslims in Pakistan is obvious.

For the past 60+ years, Hindus have been experiencing a slow genocide and forced migration within Pakistan, religious cleansing along with exodus of the Hindu population has reduced the Hindu population from 22% in 1947 (time of partition) to less than 2% today.

SEE: Hudson Institute: Cleansing Pakistan of Minorities

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Every year, 100’s of young underage Hindu girls are kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamic gangs, forcibly converted to Islam, and married to Muslim men many times their age. These activities are sanctioned by the Islamic courts within Pakistan who refuse to return these kidnapping victims even when they are found and their underage status is verified.

SEE: Dawn: 1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

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Hindu youth who oppose Pakistan’s enforced state religion all to often go “missing” and are never seen again. Pakistan’s Islamic blasphemy laws make all religious minorities in Pakistan soft targets for the state’s wanton death penalty.

SEE: Guardian: Pakistan court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

The United Nations and the United States must take notice of the ongoing human rights violations against non-Muslims living in Pakistan and reconsider their support and aid to the Islamic Republic.

Big thanks to Subhash Chander for organizing the event! 

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JFH medical camp for Pak Hindu Refugees in Jodhpur

If you are a Hindu in India and would like to donate to the Pakistani Hindu refugees, please contact Ms. Sarin via facebook (here) or email her (ssusinc@gmail.com)

JFH had visited the Pakistani Hindu refugees in Delhi more than a month ago.  We provided donated clothing and toys to the poor people who had been forced to flee their homes due to Islamist aggression. (See Here)  However, Delhi is not the only city where you will find such refugee camps filled with displaced Hindu men, women and children fleeing Islamic Pakistan; such camps can be found throughout India.

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After our Delhi camp visit in January, JFH made contact with several organizations and individuals in India who are working to alleviate the plight of our brethren, and with a little help we were able to set up a medical camp for the Hindu refugees living in Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which is right across the border from Pakistan. JFH member Mohini Sarin with the help of volunteer services from Dr. Robert Thorne of the USA has been providing the Hindu refugees of Jodhpur with free medical examinations and prescription medication when necessary.

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Ms. Sarin has reported that many of the children at the camp are suffering from malnutrition, infections, infestations from parasites and other maladies.  One young girls has nearly gone blind from the desert sands constantly blowing into her eyes, Sarin says she will provide the girl with special goggles to help alleviate the condition.  Ms. Sarin has also donated shelter tents, food and clothing to the camp inhabitants.

If you are a Hindu in India and would like to donate to the Pakistani Hindu refugees, please contact Ms. Sarin via facebook (here) or email her (ssusinc@gmail.com)

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Pakistan Is An Islamic State

However, the real question is why were these people forced to leave Pakistan in the first place?  Why are the Hindus of Pakistan so desperate that they are willing to cross the border into India where they have no citizenship and must live in squalor? The answer is obvious when we know that Pakistan is by its own constitutional definition an Islamic state.  According to the 2nd article of the Pakistani constitution, Islam is the state religion [1], further provisions state that the President of Pakistan must be a Muslim [2], and so the theocratic bias in favor of Islam and Muslims is obvious. The preamble to the constitution is rather deceptive when it states:

“Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah; Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities freely to profess and practise their religions and develop their cultures… Pakistan would be a democratic State based on Islamic principles of social justice ” [3] 

The preamble states that Pakistan will give minorities (read non-Muslims) “adequate” provisions to practice their religion, however the preamble also makes it clear that these “adequate provisions” will be dictated by the “Islamic principles of social justice”.  The very fact that only a Muslim can become the President of Pakistan  is a good indicator to what is meant by “Islamic social justice.”

 

Pakistan School Textbooks Preach Hatred For Hindus

The Pakistani government also views it as “Islamic social justice” to print state text books which declare that non-Muslims are the “enemies of Islam” and paints Hindus especially in a negative light, suggesting Hindus are “cruel”, “unjust” and antithetical to “brotherhood” [5]”

”[In Pakistan state sponsored textbooks] Hindus are repeatedly described as extremists and eternal enemies of Islam whose culture and society is based on injustice and cruelty, while Islam delivers a message of peace and brotherhood, concepts portrayed as alien to the Hindu.” [5]

 

Ahmadis Officially Discriminated Against On Passports

Ahmadis are an Islamic sect which formed in South Asia in the late 1800’s.  They follow the teachings of an Islamic reformer named Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.  Ahmadi’s differ from mainstream Islam in that they believe that Islam will be spread throughout the world via peaceful means, not war. Because of their reformist mentality, Ahmadis are systematically and officially discriminated against in Islamic Pakistan.  For example, In applying for a passport or national ID card, all Pakistanis must sign an oath rejecting Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (founder of Ahmadi Islam) and affirm that Ahmadis are non-Muslim [7]; again, this is Pakistan’s definition of “Islamic social justice”.

 

Non-Muslims Victims Of “Anti-Blasphemy” Laws

Futher still, Christians, Ahmadi’s and Hindus are often the victims of Pakistan’s “anti-Blasphemy” laws which make it a state crime to disparage the prophet Muhammad or desecrate a Quran.  It should not be surprising that it has been found that non-Muslims such as Hindus, Christians and Ahmadi’s are disproportionately victimized under these so-called “anti-blasphemy” laws. [9] In 2014, Pakistan sentenced a Christian to death under the these blasphemy laws, the state also sentenced to death a British national who was believed to be mentally ill. [8]

 

Hindu Girls Kidnapped, Raped and Forcibly Converted

According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, over 1000 non-Muslim girls are kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan every year, some of these girls are as young as 12.  The state courts in Pakistan rarely if ever return these kidnap victims to their families.  Young Hindu and Christian girls who are found to have been kidnapped are usually forced to stay with their kidnapper during the duration of the trial.  If these young girls (who are under the custody of their kidnappers) state they left and converted to Islam willingly, the Islamic court orders that the girl’s new family arrangement is legal.  These young girls then often become the victims of rape and prostitution. [6] [10]

Upon production in the courts or before the magistrate, the victim girl is asked to testify whether she converted and married of her own free will or if she was abducted. In most cases, the girl remains in custody of the abductor while judicial proceedings are carried out. Upon the girl’s pronouncement that she willfully converted and consented to the marriage, the case is settled without relief for the family. Once in the custody of the abductor, the victim girl may be subjected to sexual violence, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and sale, or other domestic abuse. [6]

 

Pakistan Muslims Attack And Destroy Hindu Temples
Hindus Unable To Cremate Their Dead 

Many of Pakistan’s Hindu temples were destroyed long ago, however the few that remain are under constant threat of desecration and arson by Pakistani Muslims; since 2012 several Hindu temples and shrines have been either destroyed or desecrated. [11] In 2012 the 100 year old  Shri Rama Pir Mandir in Karachi Pakistan was arbitrarily bulldozed by a land developer, the questionably legal demolition also left many Hindu families homeless. [12] Hindus in Pakistan also find it very hard to cremate their dead (per Hindu tradition) because in many areas of Pakistan the crematoriums once owned by Hindus were taken over by the government and auctioned off.  This condition of the Islamic state takeover and dismantling of Hindu crematoriums has forced several Hindus to bury their dead in the ground per Islamic tradition [4]. The forced burial of Hindus in Islamic cemeteries has increased tensions between the two communities; in 2013 at the behest of an Islamic cleric, a crowd of Muslims dug up a Hindu grave and dragged the body through the streets in the town of Pangrio [13].

 

Conclusion 

Pakistan is an Islamic state, and like in all Islamic states, non-Muslims do not find any sort of justice within its borders.  So horrendous are the conditions for Hindus living in Pakistan that they would prefer to flee to a nation where they have no citizenship, where they cannot work, and where they languish in camps with no electricity, no water, no food, no education and very little hope.  The Hindus of Pakistan have  been driven to these camps due to the Islamic institutions of rape, torture, theft, murder and social discrimination.  Hindus, India and the world must see and hear the plight of these people and come to their aid.  The world must also put a spotlight on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and sanction this nation for its blatantly discriminatory policies.  Finally, the world must realize that the Pakistani Hindu refugees are a testament to the reality of every Islamic state on earth, their plight is not unique but is similar to the conditions felt by non-Muslims living in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and every other Islamic Republic on the globe.  There is a common denominator in each of these tyrannies where non-Muslims live as less than 2nd class citizens… that common denominator is Islam.

Sources:

[1] http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/part1.html

[2] Article 41(1)–41(2) of Part III:Chapter 1: The President of the Constitution of Pakistan

[3] http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/preamble.html

[4] http://tribune.com.pk/story/472486/in-di-khan-hindus-forced-to-bury-their-dead/

[5] http://www.dawn.com/news/672000/pakistan-schools-teach-hindu-hatred

[6] http://www.dawn.com/news/1098452

[7] http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog/can-pakistan-declare-ahmadis-non-muslim/

[8] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/pakistan-court-sentences-christian-man-death-blasphemy

[9] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12621225

[10] http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/08/forced-conversions-torment-pakistan-hindus-201481795524630505.html

[11]http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Attacks-on-Hindu-temples-in-Pakistan-a-worrying-trend/articleshow/45317888.cms

[12] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/100-year-old-temple-demolished-in-pakistan-angry-hindus-asks-govt-to-arrange-tickets-to-india/1/235776.html

[13] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-hindus-grave-idUSBRE9970EF20131008

JFH visits Pakistani Hindu refugee camps in Delhi – distributes supplies

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 makeshift camps with no electricity, no running water and no ability to work; they are cold and hungry. JFH took video testimonials from some of the camp members about why they fled from Islamic Pakistan; please see their videos below. JFH also distributed hygienic supplies, clothing, shoes and toys to the refugees (all supplies were donated by JFH member Mohini Sarin), but this barely made a dent in the need of these people. Ms. Sarin is currently still in India and hopes to organize a free medical and dental screening for the refugees, as well as get local Indians to donate for food, education, clothing and other amenities.  If you are a Hindu in India and would like to donate to the Pakistani Hindu refugees, please contact Ms. Sarin via facebook (here) or email her (ssusinc@gmail.com). 

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Pakistan Is An Islamic State

However, the real question is why were these people forced to leave Pakistan in the first place?  Why are the Hindus of Pakistan so desperate that they are willing to cross the border into India where they have no citizenship and must live in squalor? The answer is obvious when we know that Pakistan is by its own constitutional definition an Islamic state.  According to the 2nd article of the Pakistani constitution, Islam is the state religion [1], further provisions state that the President of Pakistan must be a Muslim [2], and so the theocratic bias in favor of Islam and Muslims is obvious. The preamble to the constitution is rather deceptive when it states:

“Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah; Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities freely to profess and practise their religions and develop their cultures… Pakistan would be a democratic State based on Islamic principles of social justice ” [3] 

The preamble states that Pakistan will give minorities (read non-Muslims) “adequate” provisions to practice their religion, however the preamble also makes it clear that these “adequate provisions” will be dictated by the “Islamic principles of social justice”.  The very fact that only a Muslim can become the President of Pakistan  is a good indicator to what is meant by “Islamic social justice.”

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Pakistan School Textbooks Preach Hatred For Hindus

The Pakistani government also views it as “Islamic social justice” to print state text books which declare that non-Muslims are the “enemies of Islam” and paints Hindus especially in a negative light, suggesting Hindus are “cruel”, “unjust” and antithetical to “brotherhood” [5]”

”[In Pakistan state sponsored textbooks] Hindus are repeatedly described as extremists and eternal enemies of Islam whose culture and society is based on injustice and cruelty, while Islam delivers a message of peace and brotherhood, concepts portrayed as alien to the Hindu.” [5]

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Ahmadis Officially Discriminated Against On Passports

Ahmadis are an Islamic sect which formed in South Asia in the late 1800’s.  They follow the teachings of an Islamic reformer named Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.  Ahmadi’s differ from mainstream Islam in that they believe that Islam will be spread throughout the world via peaceful means, not war. Because of their reformist mentality, Ahmadis are systematically and officially discriminated against in Islamic Pakistan.  For example, In applying for a passport or national ID card, all Pakistanis must sign an oath rejecting Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (founder of Ahmadi Islam) and affirm that Ahmadis are non-Muslim [7]; again, this is Pakistan’s definition of “Islamic social justice”.

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Non-Muslims Victims Of “Anti-Blasphemy” Laws

Futher still, Christians, Ahmadi’s and Hindus are often the victims of Pakistan’s “anti-Blasphemy” laws which make it a state crime to disparage the prophet Muhammad or desecrate a Quran.  It should not be surprising that it has been found that non-Muslims such as Hindus, Christians and Ahmadi’s are disproportionately victimized under these so-called “anti-blasphemy” laws. [9] In 2014, Pakistan sentenced a Christian to death under the these blasphemy laws, the state also sentenced to death a British national who was believed to be mentally ill. [8]

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Hindu Girls Kidnapped, Raped and Forcibly Converted

According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, over 1000 non-Muslim girls are kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan every year, some of these girls are as young as 12.  The state courts in Pakistan rarely if ever return these kidnap victims to their families.  Young Hindu and Christian girls who are found to have been kidnapped are usually forced to stay with their kidnapper during the duration of the trial.  If these young girls (who are under the custody of their kidnappers) state they left and converted to Islam willingly, the Islamic court orders that the girl’s new family arrangement is legal.  These young girls then often become the victims of rape and prostitution. [6] [10]

Upon production in the courts or before the magistrate, the victim girl is asked to testify whether she converted and married of her own free will or if she was abducted. In most cases, the girl remains in custody of the abductor while judicial proceedings are carried out. Upon the girl’s pronouncement that she willfully converted and consented to the marriage, the case is settled without relief for the family. Once in the custody of the abductor, the victim girl may be subjected to sexual violence, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and sale, or other domestic abuse. [6]

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Pakistan Muslims Attack And Destroy Hindu Temples
Hindus Unable To Cremate Their Dead 

Many of Pakistan’s Hindu temples were destroyed long ago, however the few that remain are under constant threat of desecration and arson by Pakistani Muslims; since 2012 several Hindu temples and shrines have been either destroyed or desecrated. [11] In 2012 the 100 year old  Shri Rama Pir Mandir in Karachi Pakistan was arbitrarily bulldozed by a land developer, the questionably legal demolition also left many Hindu families homeless. [12] Hindus in Pakistan also find it very hard to cremate their dead (per Hindu tradition) because in many areas of Pakistan the crematoriums once owned by Hindus were taken over by the government and auctioned off.  This condition of the Islamic state takeover and dismantling of Hindu crematoriums has forced several Hindus to bury their dead in the ground per Islamic tradition [4]. The forced burial of Hindus in Islamic cemeteries has increased tensions between the two communities; in 2013 at the behest of an Islamic cleric, a crowd of Muslims dug up a Hindu grave and dragged the body through the streets in the town of Pangrio [13].

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Video Testimonials Confirm Reports

Sona Das has been living in the Pakistani Hindu refugee camp in Delhi since 2011. Sona testifies in the below video record that Pakistani Muslims loot Hindu homes, terrorize Hindus, kill Hindus in their homes and rape Hindu girls. They attack and destroy temples he states.  The Pakistani government does not listen to Hindu complaints he affirms.

Sukhnandan is another Pakistani refugee living in the Delhi caps. According to him schools in Pakistan teach the Islamic religion and so Hindu parents have to keep their children at home.  The Islamic state does not allow Hindus to cremate their dead per Hindu tradition but forces them to bury their children in the ground. Young Hindu girls are kidnapped by Muslim men and gang raped. He says Hindu daughters are not safe in Pakistan. Hindus are shot, burned and beaten and the government does nothing to help them. “We would rather die than go back to Pakistan” he states.

Conclusion 

Pakistan is an Islamic state, and like in all Islamic states, non-Muslims do not find any sort of justice within its borders.  So horrendous are the conditions for Hindus living in Pakistan that they would prefer to flee to a nation where they have no citizenship, where they cannot work, and where they languish in camps with no electricity, no water, no food, no education and very little hope.  The Hindus of Pakistan have  been driven to these camps due to the Islamic institutions of rape, torture, theft, murder and social discrimination.  Hindus, India and the world must see and hear the plight of these people and come to their aid.  The world must also put a spotlight on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and sanction this nation for its blatantly discriminatory policies.  Finally, the world must realize that the Pakistani Hindu refugees are a testament to the reality of every Islamic state on earth, their plight is not unique but is similar to the conditions felt by non-Muslims living in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and every other Islamic Republic on the globe.  There is a common denominator in each of these tyrannies where non-Muslims live as less than 2nd class citizens… that common denominator is Islam.

If you are a Hindu in India and would like to donate to the Pakistani Hindu refugees, please contact Ms. Sarin via facebook (here) or email her (ssusinc@gmail.com)

Additional Pictures

Sources:

[1] http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/part1.html

[2] Article 41(1)–41(2) of Part III:Chapter 1: The President of the Constitution of Pakistan

[3] http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/preamble.html

[4] http://tribune.com.pk/story/472486/in-di-khan-hindus-forced-to-bury-their-dead/

[5] http://www.dawn.com/news/672000/pakistan-schools-teach-hindu-hatred

[6] http://www.dawn.com/news/1098452

[7] http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog/can-pakistan-declare-ahmadis-non-muslim/

[8] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/pakistan-court-sentences-christian-man-death-blasphemy

[9] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12621225

[10] http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/08/forced-conversions-torment-pakistan-hindus-201481795524630505.html

[11]http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Attacks-on-Hindu-temples-in-Pakistan-a-worrying-trend/articleshow/45317888.cms

[12] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/100-year-old-temple-demolished-in-pakistan-angry-hindus-asks-govt-to-arrange-tickets-to-india/1/235776.html

[13] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-hindus-grave-idUSBRE9970EF20131008

Pak Hindus demonstrate at U.N. – “Release Our Daughters From Islamic Terrorists”

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        This report depends on largest circulated Sindhi news papers “Daily Kawish Hyderabad” and “Daily Awami Awaz Karachi”. The text/news has been collecting from 1stJanuary 2012 to 7th May of 2015. if there is any need make conformation you can check the information from the mentioned above news papers to follow dates of news.

Monday, May 4th 2015 – JFH joined hands with Secular Sindh Forum of Pakistan to demonstrate outside the United Nation. We were there to bring attention to the plight of Hindus in Islamic Pakistan, especially Hindus from the province of Sindh.  For the past 60+ years, Hindus have been experiencing a slow genocide and forced migration within Pakistan, religious cleansing along with exodus of the Hindu population has reduced the Hindu population from 22% in 1947 (time of partition) to less than 2% today.

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Every year, 100’s of young underage Hindu girls are kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamic gangs, forcibly converted to Islam, and married to Muslim men many times their age.  These activities are sanctioned by the Islamic courts within Pakistan who refuse to return these kidnapping victims even when they are found and their underage status is verified.   Hindu youth who oppose Pakistan’s enforced state religion all to often go “missing” and are never seen again. Pakistan’s Islamic blasphemy laws make all religious minorities in Pakistan soft targets for the state’s wanton death penalty.

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Secular Sindh Forum (SSF) who joined with JFH is headed by Raj Kumar and Asad Chandio of Pakistan. Both of these men have been fighting tirelessly to get justice for Pakistan Hindus for years now, sadly with little results.  There biggest struggle has been to stem the tide against the kidnappings and forced conversions of Hindu girls and women.  The banner below displayed some of the more recent cases they have been working on, all of these girls and women were kidnapped, usually by armed gangs and sometimes in broad daylight.

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Even though the whereabouts of many of these girls is known, and their underage status has been determined, Pakistan courts have still refused to return them to their Hindu families. Rather, many of these girls languish in “shelter homes” where they are being forcibly converted to Islam in preparation for their marriage to Muslim men. Angali Meghwar (girl on banner on far left) was only 12 years old when she was kidnapped on October 23rd 2014. Even though she has been found and her age verified, the court system in Pakistan has refused to return her to her parents. She was featured on the card handed out to UN representatives at the protest. Two of the SSF placards called for the arrests of Mian Mithu and Pir Ayub Sirhinid, two Islamic clerics who serve as kidnapping ringleaders. 

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In all the demonstration was a great success.  We were able to hand out hundreds of information cards on the issue to passersbys.  The event was covered in the online news paper “Desi Talk” (see here) and many of our members were interviewed by TV Asia. We are grateful to everyone who came out to lend their support and we hope to continue working with Secular Sindh Forum to bring Justice For Hindus in Pakistan. We must also make a promise to sustain the pressure on the UN and all other international human rights groups to make this longstanding and seriously ignored issue and a top priority. 

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SECULAR SINDH FORUM
HINDU HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
2012-2015

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Secular Sindh Forum of Pakistan, headed by Raj Kumar, has published a Hindu Human Rights report detailing all of the kidnappings, rapes, forced conversions, forced migrations, attacks on Hindu religious places and other injustices being perpetrated upon the Hindus and other minorities (non-Muslims) within the Islamic State of Pakistan. The report details incidences from From 1st January 2012 to 7th June 2015.  

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Kidnapping of Hindu girls and converted as Muslim

2012
9th  January: A Hindu girl named shamim marwai was kidnapped from ghouspur city, after 10 days she was released from district sanghar.
12th  February: Nimirta kumari kidnapped from shahi bazaar daharki city. Report was launched at nearest police station.
25th  February: A Hindu girl rinkal kumari was kidnapped from mirpur mathelo city, after this she was converted as Muslim and forced marriage with naveed shah at dargah of bharchundi.
3rd  march: citizen of Jacob Abad Miss lata kumari was kidnapped from defiance Karachi. She is the doctor of agha khan hospital, according to the information fir has launched against nadir dahri and others.
3rd  march: Aisha kumari was kidnapped from Jacob Abad, she were presented in front of Supreme Court on 14th April, where she gave a statement that she has converted her religion and married with 18th years old  muslin boy.
7th march: Amina kollhi was kidnapped from Tando bagho, a landlord kidnapped our daughter and converted her religion: parents said.
24th march: A citizen of mahrabpur Marusi marwai was kidnapped from chandia morh district khairpur, our girl was kidnapped one and half month before. Parents said.
5th April: A young couple named Rekha and Kailash was converted as Muslim in pangrio city district sanghar.
17th April: Nurse yoked alias mehak maseeh was kidnapped from sukkur, report launched.
8th August: 14 years old girl Mansha was kidnapped from Jacob abdad, she was converted as Muslim and married with Murtaza ujjan on 11th August.
15th August: Bangle seller girls named 12 years old Gulzari and bhagwani were kidnapped from gharo, district thatto.
16th August: young girls Hemi and Pooja were kidnapped from Golarchi, district Badin. Both girls were kidnapped 10 days before: parents Dhani and Binu’s statement at police station.
5th September: Meera bheel was kidnapped from Tando Adam.
8th September: A girl from Tando masti named Sunni kollhi was kidnapped, her parents did protest against landlord Raja sheikh.
18th October: 12 years old student girl Kaweeta was tried to kidnap by govt employee, fir launched.
2nd November: Tulji Bheel and his daughter was kidnapped in Kot ghulam muhmmad, district mirpur khas.
8th November: Leela Bhagri was kidnapped from Larkana.
13th November: 12 years old girl Moomal was kidnapped from Kunri city.

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2013
1st February: A hindu girl Dhani Bheel was kidnapped from khipro, distt sanghar. Our girl kidnapped on20th January by a landlord: parents said.
1st February: Motaan Bheel was kidnapped from khipro in first week of January.
5th February: Meena meghwar was kidnapped from kunri city, fir had been launched. Our girl converted as muslim and force married with Riaz kappri: parents
19th February: Moomal Bheel was kidnapped from kunri, fir had been launched.
5th June: A married hindu girl Suneeta mahesh was kidnapped from karhio ghanwar city. Our girl was kidnapped month ago: parents
19th July: A young girl Baari Bheel was kidnapped from kunri. She was converted as Muslim and force married with Ali Murad Noohani.
11th July: Bhagwanti was kidnapped from kunri, she also converted as muslin and force married with Javed sahto.
15th July:Koonj Bheel was kidnapped from Nawabsha and she converted as muslim at dargah of jhandu pir.
17th July: A girl from Tando jam named BiBi was kidnapped from kotri. Our girl was kidnapped two weeks ago, she were converted as muslim and force married with muhmmad ali machi: parents
9th August: RaajBai kidnapped in Tando jam city and force marriage with Essa kaloi, she were converted as muslim at dargah Ayoub jan sarandi.
10th December: Bhagori Meghwar was kidnapped from chachro city, Zulfiqar ali rind converted her as muslim and got marry with her.
26th December: Shirimati Meeran was kidnapped from kunri, fir launched, a girl has been converted as muslim, sources said.
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2014
3rd January: Ghori Bheel was kidnapped and converted as muslim, After that she was killed by local militant group.
5th January: Hazar Bhagri was kidnapped in Pano akil, She were converted as muslim in dargah of Bhurchundi.
17th January: A young girl Shabana Soochi was kidnapped from Gadap town Karachi.
29th January: 18 years old girl Pooja kidnapped and converted as muslim in Sanghar, my daughter was kidnapped 12 days ago and converted as muslin in jamia Banoriya Karachi:  mother Vishni.
8th January: 7 years old Jamna and 11 years old Pooja were kidnapped in mirpur khas, both were converted as muslim in madras of Bhaan singh.
10th February: Farzana christen was kidnapped by Hakeem sargani in khanwahan.
22nd February: Mariam Meghwar kidnapped, She were converted as muslim and forced marriage with Asif lund at dargah Bhurchundi.
23rd February: Three hindu girls were kidnapped in Makli (Thatta), Gulpari, Bhaghi and Kokia Baghri were kidnapped while those try to get water from hospital.
15th March: Rani Baghri was kidnapped from Jacob Abad, she was found on 2nd may, After that she was presented in high court of larkana.
15th May: Daughter  of Harichand Thakur was kidnapped and force marriage with Rameez raja in Tando muhmmad khan.
5th June: A mother Phoolan Bheel was kidnapped with her young daughter Guddi in Mirpurkhas.
14th June: Reena kumari was was kidnapped in Thari mirwah, she was kidnapped three weeks ago: Haresh kumar said.
19th June: Raziya kumari kidnapped and converted as Raziya khatoon, she were also forced marriage with Saleman in Kandhkot.
19th September: Shirimati Rami Soochi was kidnapped in Mahrabpur, She were kidnapped a week ago.
3rd October: Young hindu girl Neelan kollhin was kidnapped in Kot ghulam muhmmad. Javed and Akbar kidnapped our girl a month ago: parents
30th October: 12 years old girls Anjeli Meghwar kidnapped, she was converted as muslim and forced marriag with Riaz siyal.
7th November: 14 years old Kiran kidnapped, she was converted as muslim on 8th November and got marry with Qurban samo in Nawabshah.
11th November: 18 years old Parsha kollhi was kidnapped in kunri, she was kidnapped two days ago: parents
12th November: Kajol Bheel kidnapped in Uderolal. She was kidnapped by Aslam sahiwal and Ramzan dars 20 days ago: father Mohan
13th November: Lali Meghwar kidnapped in Samaro city, she converted as muslim at dargah pir Ayoub jan srahndi on 6th November.
20th November: 13 years old Parwati kollhi was kidnapped from in Samaro city.
21st November: Rejo kollhi was kidnapped in Samaro city.
2nd December: 14 years old Marvi kollhi  kidnapped and converted as muslim in Sammaro.
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2015
11th February: Sheela Meghwar kidnapped and converted as muslim. Ayoub jaan sarhandi made my daughter muslim: mother Dhanni
12th February: Jenni Baghri was kidnapped in ghotki.
20th February: A married girl Seeta kollhi kidnapped in khipro.
2nd March: A girl named Walhi kollhi was kidnapped in Jam nawaz ali city. My daughter has been converted as muslim: mother Jamna.
31st  March: 14 years old Anarkali was kidnapped in Karachi, 30th days ago my daughter was kidnapped: mother sid
31st  March: Beghum Oad kidnapped in Nawabshah
31st March: A hindu girl Aisha was kidnapped in Sukrund. Accused Rajab Chohan kidnapped my daughter on 17 March: father Roopchand
2nd April: 16 years old Soniya Meghwar kidnapped in Amarkot.
4th April: Chandar mati Baghri was kidnapped in Ghotki, 6 month ago kidnapped girl ran away and gave statement in front of court.
11th April: Chanduri kollhi kidnapped in Badin, accused Asif Khaskheli forced my daughter to marriage: father Mithu Bheel
13th April: Dyina Bheel kidnapped in Sukkur, my daughter converted  as muslim in madras of Karachi: mother
21st May: Sheeva Baghri kidnapped in Ghotki
31st May: Meera and Amina Bheel were kidnapped in Badin.
3rd June: 15 years old Madhuri kidnapped and converted as muslim in Ammar kot.

Religious places were attacked

2012
4th February: A land grabbers Attacked on Aakhari mandar in Ammer kot during thi two man Hero and Rano kollhi got injuries, Fir launched.
6th September: Ancient Shiv nath manddar and massan was closed in Tando muhmmadl khan , no one could go that way.
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2013
1st February: Grabbing was done on the land of Hindus graveyard in Kario ghanwar city, and graves were broken
3rd July: Harijan mandar was attacked in Larkana, religious book and statues were broken.
11th July: Ancient  mandar was attacked in Phull hadiyoon city.
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2014
1st January: The land grabbers attack on village during this mandar and graveyard were broken in Kunri.
3rd January: The militant came in to Jumnadas uddasi mandar in Noshoroferoz and broke it.
7th February: Grabbing on graveyard of Meghwar’s in Chachro city.
29th March: Hanuman mandar was attacked in Hyderabad, militants burnt all things.
1st April: The “Tirshoowl” was stolen from the Paarbarhm aastan in Mitthi.
2nd April: Militants group burnt hindu’s graveyard in Hyderabad, during this incidence two accuse were arrested.
2nd April: A mandar was effected, because Construction work was being done near Ritneshwar mandar in Clifton Karachi.
18th April: Two centuries old Devi mata mandar was attacked in Ratodero, Gold and other things stolen.
21st April: 6 houses destroy near the Hanuman mandar in Hyderabad.
9th May: The mandar was burnt in Madeji city. During this religious books and statues destroyed.
29th May: The mandar was attacked in Kotgulam Muhammad.
3rd June: Militants tried to burn the mandar of Baba Gobind Ram in Ratodero.
26th October: Many statues were broken in mandar of Sukkur, during this local people identify one accused named Abdul Sattar Mahar.
22nd November: Hanuman Shiv Dhari mandar was burnt in Tando muhmmad khan.
1st December: militants attack on mandar in Hyderabad, during this statues were effected.
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2015
29th January: Rama pir mandar was destroy in Nabisar city.
3rd February: The ancient mandar was destroy in Rahuki city.
17th February: Crown was stolen from the mandar of Thatta.
6th march: Shiv Bhole Hanuman mandar was burnt during the Holi in Tando muhmmad khan.
5th June: ancient Shiv mandar was attacke in Hyderabad, the

Violence against hindu girls and rape cases

  2012
28th January: 11 years old girl shamma oad was tarchered in dharaki cith, accused sardar ahmedin arrested.
31st January: shammy baghri was killed after huge tarcher in hala city.
3rd April: A young girl samjhu bheel was raped by three peoples in mirpurkhas city.
26th April: 7 year old kashmala and 5 year old roshni was kidnapped and raped in Nawabsha, fir launched.
6th June: 18 years old Rimsha kumari was rapped in kamla colony nawabsha.
17th June: Anila darpali was killed in Jacobabad, our girl ran away for the love marriage, police caught her and handed over the landlord. Parents said.
30th June: Seeta bai was disgraced in Kotdiji, she were pushed with rope like dog.
23rd July: laxmi bagri was tried to kill in Mirpur mathelo.
3rd August: Guddi bheel was rapped in Pir jo goth city.
5th August: The activist of  Sindhi hindu sujag tahreek party  Wazir marwai was killed in Tangwani city, Disttrict Kashmore-kandhkot.
13th August:Bashiran oad was rapped by three peoples in Kandiaro city, Fir launched.
22nd August: Monika mehraj was rapped in Mirpurkhas, the shop keeper arrested by th police.
5th September: Nathi bai meghwar was killed after rape in Amarkot.
11th September: 10 year laxmni was tried to rapped in Khipro city, Fir launched.
5th December: 6 years old Wanjanti was rapped in Mirpur bathoro.
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  2013
25th March: Meeran kollhi was rapped in Hatri district Hyderabad.
30th March: A hindu girl Surangar was rapped in chachro city, district mithi.
31st March: 12 years old gianchand had been set on fire and killed in khangarh.
26th May: 15 years old Diyo bai was killed in Kot ghulam mahmmad.
23rd June: Meena kumari had been black mailed through video.
24th June: Shehzadi baghri was rapped by a government employ  in Mirpurmathelo city.
26th June: A young Hindu couple Dileep kumar and Karshima Dicleared as Karo Kari, dad lighari city.
9th July: Sangeeta Kumari was rapped in kandhkot.
3rd August: Nurse Rehmat maseeh was forced to marriage and converted as muslim in Sanghar city.
20th August: Soomri kollhi was rapped in Badin.
4th September: Hemi kollhi was rapped in front of her husband in Amarkot.
5th September: Motan bheel had been rapped from five days in chachro, district Mithi.
13th September: 19 years old Shirimati kollhi was kidnapped and rapped in Tando muhmmad khan city.
21st October: Two landlord Khadin and siraj Shar kidnapped Neelan Meghwar, girl was found doctors verified that rape was done with her.
28th October: 22 years old Suti bheel was rapped in Ammar kot
28th November: Shrimati Seeta was rapped in Samaro city.
3rd December: Kaku kollhi was killed after rape in Shadipali city, district Ammarkot.
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  2014
9th January: three young girls Misran, Meeran and Anita bheel were rapped in Karachi near Tool plaza.
17th January: 14 years old Seeta kollhi was rapped in Kot ghulam muhmmad, district Mirpurkhas.
23rd January: a mother Neelan and her son Roopchand was kidnapped, after this the child was killed and mother was rapped.
8th February: Meena Kumari was killed in Islamkot.
19th February: Devi lohano was rapped in New kot, district Mirpurkhas.
8th June: Taari kollhi was rapped in Tando Alahyar, ghulam hussain and others kidnapped me: statement.
17th September: 9 years old Seeta was rapped in Islamkot.
12th October: Qaima bheel tried to rapped by landlords in Phull hadyoon city, district Mirpurkhas.
13th October: 9 years old Sajni bheel tried to rapped in city Jhando mari district Mirpurkhas.
19th October: 25 years old Dhani bheel tried to rapped in Samaro, Ammar kot district.
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2015
2nd April: 16 years old girl Soniya Meghwar rapped in Ammar kot.
30th April: 13 years old Sadaf maseeh was rapped three days continues in Kotri.

Digging out the dead body from the graves

2012
 
6th October: The disgrace of the body of Bhooro Bheel was done in pingrio, district Sanghar, his body was diged out from the grave.
25th December: Allah dino bheel’s dead body was also diged from the grave due to his religion.
2014
4th January: A young boy Papu meghwar’s body was dig out from the grave and also six graves were destroyed.
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Migrations of Hindus from Sindh

2012
9th August: 25 Hindu families migrate from Sindh to India.
13th August: 310 Hindus migrate from dahariki, ghotki, kandhkot and kashmor sindh.
16th August: 283 hindu families migrate from Karachi, Hyderabad, daharki, kotri and other cities of sindh.
19th August: Grand father of Rinkal kumari Manohar lal and Sar aanand also migrate.
3rd September: Vikrum, Ajeet and others migrate from Daharki to India.
2013
25th February: Sirichand, seth Panju ram, Subash and others migrate from Jacobabdad to India.
17th June: Six hindu families migrate from Dahrki.
26th July: Nanakram chando, Bhajan lal and others migrate from Ghotki.
15th September: Pirthvi raj, Chandan, Jugmal and others migrate from khipro, district Sanghar.
29th September: 100 hindu families migrate from Ghotki, Khanpur mahar, obaurro and others cities.
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2014
9th January: Jahmoor and Papan lal migrate from Thull, district Jacobadad.
13th January: Mahesh, Rabesh kumar and others leaved city of Pir jo goth Khairpur.
13th February: 7 Hindus families including Shankar lal, Ghansham das and others migrate from Kandhkot and Ghotki District.
18th February : Social worker Budhal das parmalani migrate from Ghotki.
27th August: 7 hindus families migrate from Thull, district Jacobabad.
2015
4th April: Suchal dev and his family members migrate from Thull to India.
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References:
1: Kawish: from 1st January to 31 December 2012
2: kawish: January, March, may & December 2013
Awami awaz: February, April, June, July, august, September, October & November 2013
3: kawish: only month of March 2014
Awami awaz: January, February, April, may, June, July, august, September, October, November & December 2014
4: Awami awaz: 1st January to 7th June 2015
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Note:
                  This report depends on largest circulated Sindhi news papers “Daily Kawish Hyderabad” and “Daily Awami Awaz Karachi”. The text/news has been collecting from 1stJanuary 2012 to 7th May of 2015. if there is any need make conformation you can check the information from the mentioned above news papers to follow dates of news.
Report by: Secular Sindh forum
 
Best Regards:
Raj kumar Wanjra
Chairman Secular 
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ORIGINAL EVENT POST

Please Join JFH

Along With Raj Kumar Of Pakistan (Secular Sindh Forum)

At The United Nations

To Protest The Kidnapping/Forced Conversion Of Hindu Girls In Pakistan 

Monday, 05/04/15 From Noon – 2pm

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E 47th St Near First Avenue

Contact Vincent (646-684-5550) – info@justiceforhindus.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/666948753407173/

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American Pak Hindus Unite For Raj Kumar’s Justice Campaign

It has been less than a week since Raj Kumar (Lion of Sindh) and Asad Chandio landed in New York and already the Sindhi Hindu community has sided with them in their campaign to bring justice to Hindus and other minorities in Pakistan.  On Wednesday, 04/22/15, several prominent members of the New York Sindh Hindu community held a private dinner in Raj Kumar and Asad Chandio’s honor.  The duo spoke for nearly an hour about the horrible conditions faced by Pakistani Hindus and others minorities (including seculars).  The attendees sat and listened while Raj Kumar and Asad Chandio spoke in the Sindhi language about the more than 1,000 non-Muslims girls and women who are kidnapped every year by armed Muslim militants and never returned, they told us about how Hindus and Sikhs are forced to pay Jizya (punitive taxes) to Muslims in order to keep their properties and lives, they spoke of how political dissidents (even Muslims) who speak out against the Islamist regime go missing or are killed.  Not long after Raj Kumar concluded his speach, Pakistani human rights activists Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead in Pakistan (see here). While the subject matter of the meeting was dark, the conclusions was very hopeful.  The group of Hindu Sindhi leaders pledged their support to Raj Kumar and his campaign.  A demonstration is to be held outside the United Nation on Monday 05/04/15; the attendees donated toward this cause.  JFH is very grateful to have been part of this very important meeting and is proud to work with such leaders who are working toward Justice For Hindus.

Hosted by Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Justice for Hindus, Satya Narayan Mandir, Overseas Sindhu Sabha, Sindhi Hindu Association, Alliance of Sindhi Associations and other groups.

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From Left to Right:  Standing:  Jagdish Kakwani, Moolchand Bhatia, Narain Kataria, Ram Suchdev, Subhash Pahlwani, Dr. Nand Panjwani, Vincent Bruno, Lal Motwani, Sri Sidhwani, Arish Sahani [Sitting] Thakur Nagrani, Raj Kumar Wanjara, Asad Chandio, and Mohini Sarin.

 

 

RAJ KUMAR GET EAR OF TIMES OF LONDON ON FORCED CONVERSIONS IN PAK

 
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RAJ KUMAR MEETS WITH LONDON HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TO GET HELP FOR ABDUCTION AND FORCED CONVERSION CASES IN PAKISTAN 

SEE MORE: http://www.justiceforhindus.org/international-pak-hindus-lead-fight-to-return-angli-meghwar-home-despite-threats1/

 

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RAJ KUMAR LEADS INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS AGAINST KIDNAPPED BOYS FROM SINDH

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OTHER EVENTS

 

 World Sindh Language Day
April 10th 2015

Stop Religious Extremism
April 5th 2015

Save Kidnapped Sikh Girl
Apr 1st 2015

“Today visit with Riaz Chandio chairman JSM to family of kidnapped Sikh girl Anarkali.  14 years Anarkali Kaur was kidnapped on 7th March but no body knows her where about, police ‘s role is same as usual Hindu girls abductions . In above picture mother of Anarkali , Bhagi Kaur is weaping and saying that save my daughter.

Secular Sindh Forum
Feb 1st 2015

“Protest arranged by Secularsindhforum Sindh and civil society Karachi against attack on Imam Bargah Shikarpur in which 62 people killed and more than 100 injured.”

Shaheed Hemu Kalani Memorial
Jan 2015

“Photos taken at Karachi Press Club during paying tribute and vigil candle light program of Shaheed Hemu Kalani.”

 

Religious tension in Pakistan as Muslims dig up Hindu grave

(Reuters) – A crowd of Islamic fundamentalists dug up the grave of a Hindu man in Pakistan, police said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of growing religious tension in the increasingly unstable province of Sindh.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is greatest”, the crowd dug out the body and dragged it through the streets of the southern town of Pangrio in a dispute over the location of the grave.

“Tensions are still running high, but we are in control of the situation,” district police chief Shaukat Ali Khatian said.

“The incident was caused by some clerics of the extremist outfit of Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat, but later other Muslims joined in and dug up the body and threw it away.”

Hindus and Muslims have lived side by side and shared graveyards in Sindh for centuries, but tension has been on the rise recently as extremists make increasingly aggressive inroads into the rural parts of the province.

Sindh is home to most of Pakistan’s small Hindu community, which numbers about 2 million among a population of roughly 180 million.

Pakistan’s rocky relationship with neighboring India, a predominantly Hindu country, has fed tension between the two communities in smaller towns, such as Pangrio.

The Hindu man, Bhoro Bheel, 30, had died in a road accident and was buried on Saturday, in line with caste tradition. The subsequent desecration sparked demonstrations and forced police to step up street patrols.

“Even our dead are not safe anymore in their graves,” Narayan Das Bheel, a member of the Hindu community, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan; Editing by Maria Golovnina and Clarence Fernandez)

Aug 14: Pakistan Consulate Demonstration

AUGUST 14TH (WEDNESDAY) FROM 12:00 TO 02:00 PM
PROTEST DEMONSTRATION
NEAR PAKISTAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK

Reported By Zee News

New York: A group of US-based Hindu organisations has held a demonstration near Pakistan’s Consulate here to voice concern over the religious discrimination of minorities in the country.

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“This is nothing but religious apartheid for the entire world to see. Almost all the Hindus and Sikhs have been religiously cleansed from Pakistan with the blessings of the government. At the time of Partition, Hindus and Sikhs were approximately 22-25 percent but now they are only about one per cent,” Narain Kataria, president of Indian-American Intellectuals Forum and the key organiser of the rally, said.

The rally held yesterday afternoon in Manhattan was to voice concern against religious discrimination of minorities like Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists in Pakistan.

“Thousands of Hindu families are being torn apart by their desperation to flee persecution in Pakistan. We urge the Obama administration to intervene, save the minorities and restrain Pakistan,” said Kataria.

Besides the Forum, the other organisations that took part in the rally included Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, Hindu Human Rights Watch, India Heritage Foundation, Lansing, Probasi of Brooklyn, Michigan Justice for Hindus and Human Rights Coalition against Radical Islam.

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The peaceful demonstration was organised to condemn the atrocities as well inform New Yorkers on the religious bigotry practiced in Pakistan, Kataria.

“We want to express our solidarity with the victims and assure them that we will do our best to expose the evil designs of Pakistan in the US,” he said.

“Torture, loot, discrimination and murder of Hindu men and rape of Hindu girls and their forcible marriage to Muslims have become the order of the day in the failed state,” Kataria said.

According to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on an average around 20 to 25 Hindu girls are being abducted, converted to Islam and forcibly married to Muslim men every month in the southern Sindh province.

“Also a campaign of vilification and slander is being unleashed against Hindus, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan to denigrate and demonise their religions and preventing them from practicing their religious faith,” he added.

Blasphemy laws are being used to intimidate, harass and even give life sentences based on false accusations, Kataria said.

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Pakistan is a living hell for minorities, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians, Sahani said.

It is time the country takes immediate steps to stop atrocities being perpetrated on hapless minority communities, he said.

In a memorandum presented to the office of the Pakistani Consul General, the protesters expressed outrage, shock and indignation at the horrific treatment meted out to Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.

Addressing the audience, Kataria said Hindus have been terrorised in Pakistan to such an extent that in April-May this year, about 500 Hindus who crossed into India under the pretence of visiting a religious festival then refused to go back to Pakistan, begging the Indian government to give them political asylum.

Quoting from last week’s US Commission report on International Religious Freedom, Kataria said it has tracked 203 publicly-reported incidents of sectarian violence resulting in more than 1,800 casualties, including over 700 deaths.

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SEE VIDEO HERE

PRESS RELEASE 
Written By Narain Kataria 

MEMORANDUM TO CONSUL  GENERAL OF PAKISTAN
August 14, 2013

 

 Consul General of Pakistan

12 East, 65th Street
New York, New York 10021

SUB:   PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF THE VICTIMS OF

             RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY, HATE AND INTOLERANCE

Dear  Consul General:

We are submitting this Memorandum to you to express our shock, anguish and indignation at the horrific treatment meted out to the victims of religious bigotry, hate and intolerance  ((Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and other minority communities)  in the so called Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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It is a well known fact that Pakistan is an apartheid State.  Torture, loot, discrimination and murder of Hindu men and rape of Hindu girls and their forcible marriage to Muslims is going on unabated. According to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on an average around 20 to 25 Hindu girls are being abducted, converted to Islam and forcibly married to Muslim men every month in the southern Sindh province.
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Campaign of vilification and slander continues in connivance with Pakistan government against Hindus, Sikhs and  Christians  in order to denigrate and demonize their religion. Blasphemy laws are used to intimidate, harass and even give life sentences based on false accusations. Radicalization of Pakistani society by Jihadists supported by ISI and other intelligence agencies goes on unchallenged by the government.

Twelve million rupees ($140,000) jizya – the medieval tax – was levied on Sikhs last year in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Last  week, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said that it has tracked 203 publicly-reported incidents of sectarian violence resulting in more than 1,800 casualties, including over 700 deaths.

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Muslim population in India is increasing with leaps and bounds.  It has almost doubled.  However, it is a matter of  regret and shame that during the same period almost all the Hindus and Sikhs have been religiously cleansed from Pakistan!  At the time of Partition, Hindus and Sikhs were approximately 25%, now they are  less than 2%.

Hindus have been terrorized in Pakistan to such an extent that in April-May this year, about 500 Hindus who crossed into India under the pretense of  visiting a religious festival, refused to go back  and begged government of India to give them political asylum.

In other words, Pakistan is a living hell for minorities: Hindus, Sikhs,

Buddhists and Christians

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Mr. Consul General you should understand that  the hate, violence, and terror are the hallmark of uncivilized brutes.  They are part and parcel of the Arabic barbarism.

Your forefathers were Hindu before converting to Islam by Arabs. Perhaps you may be aware of the stark reality that Mr. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the Father of Pakistan was the grandson of Punjabhai Valjibhai Thakkar, a Hindu.  Religious fanaticism of the 7th century is not compatible with the spirit of 21st century.

Hence, it is absolutely essential that your country take  immediate steps to

stop atrocities being perpetrated on hapless minority communities.

Ref: http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-136-2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/forcible-conversion-of-hindugirls-on-rise-in-sindh-hrcp/article2984531.ece

Very truly yours,

Sd/                                          Sd/                                          Sd/
Narain Kataria                    Arish Sahani                         Satya Dosapati
President                              Vice President                     Hindu Human Rights Watch
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Aug 14 Pakistan Protest

Pakistani Hindus worst victims of rape: US report

Reported By Times Of India

pakistan-is-a-strange-country-1024x640[1]ISLAMABAD, Hindus in Pakistan are the worst victims of rape, says a report by an independentAmerican group.

In the past 18 months, seven incidents of Hindu girls being raped were reported, says the study by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Not only this, two Hindus were killed and four injured in 16 attacks in Pakistan. Besides this, three Hindus were killed in targeted attacks, the Daily Times cited the report as saying.

There were three cases of attacks on Sikhs in Pakistan, leading to the death of one person.

In the last 18 months, 203 incidents of sectarian violence resulted in 1,800 casualties including 717 deaths. Of these, 635 were Shia Muslims.

The report said sectarian and religious violence in Pakistan was on the rise, and between January 2012 and June 2013 the Shia community had been the worst victim.

The factsheet prepared under the “Pakistan Religious Violence Project” took into account publicly reported attacks against religious communities.

The report said the already poor religious freedom environment for Hindus, Christians and Ahmadiyas continued to deteriorate.

There were 77 attacks on Shias, leaving 635 dead and 834 injured. They also suffered 18 bomb blasts and 46 targeted shootings.

Christians, the second biggest religious community in Pakistan, were attacked 37 times in which 11 people were killed and 36 injured. Five Christian girls were raped

Pakistan Hindus victims of ‘religious apartheid’: Hindu group

Reported By The Economic Times

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KARACHI: Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a “religious apartheid”, a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country.

Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to continued acts of injustice and atrocities against them, especially women, Mohan Manjiani, president of All Hindu Rights Forum (AHRF) said.

The new organisation was launched on Friday in the port city of Karachi with the aim of securing due and constitutional rights of Hindus, the largest minority group of Pakistan.

AHRF, a non-political organisation, has Kishanchand Parwani, a former member of the National Assembly, as its chairman, the Daily Times reported.

Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to continued acts of injustice and atrocities against them, especially women, Manjiani said. “All the Hindus are hounded and humiliated to force them to leave Pakistan,” he added.

“Hindus are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a religious apartheid. They live in a state of perpetual dread with their daughters, property and religious places being constantly targeted,” he added.

He said that thousands of temples were vandalised, wealth of minorities was looted, womenand children were abducted, but none of it has been tried before the court of law to give them justice.

Referring to incidents of forced marriages of Hindu girls in Sindh, he said that the courts generally do not consider the fact that most of the girls were minors, and simply accept the certificate of conversion without any investigation.

“This practise is much more prevalent as the victims families often fail to file a police report fearing violent retaliation,” Manjiani said.

He demanded special session of Parliament to verify injustices and persecution of Pakistani Hindus and other minorities, establishment of monitoring cell to watch, prevent and prosecute all communal incidents, revision of syllabus and removal of hate passages against Hindus, allowing dual vote for 20 years to Hindus, and passing Marriage Act.

According to Pakistan Hindu Council there are more than 7 million Hindus in the country. The overwhelming majority of them are concentrated in the Sindh province.