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Pakistani Hindus arrive with horror tales.
11/08/2012 22:59:09  PTI

In the backdrop of a 14-year-old Hindu girl’s abduction in Pakistan’s Jacobabad city in Sindh province three days ago, a controversy erupted when a delegation of 150 Hindus was detained by Islamabad for seven hours on Friday before being allowed to enter India for a pilgrimage.

Head of the delegation Anup Kumar said they were supposed to cross over to India in the afternoon, but their arrival was delayed because the Pakistani authorities were apprehensive that they may not return due to the law and order problems in the southern province of Sindh, where most of Pakistan’s estimated seven million Hindus live.

Before leaving Pakistan, members of the delegation had to give an undertaking to the authorities that they would not seek asylum from the Indian government and would under all circumstances return to Pakistan within 30 days, Kumar said.

He said Hindu families were not safe in Pakistan and kidnapping of young Hindu girls and brides at gunpoint by fundamentalists had become a routine affair. “There is no law and order in Sindh and the government is watching the activities of fundamentalists as a mute spectator.”

Kumar said the recent abduction of the teenager in Jacobabad had sparked fear among the minority community, which was now planning an exodus.

He said it was possible that the majority of the delegation members would never like to go back to Pakistan in the prevailing circumstances. He said Hindu girls were being forced to convert to Islam after being abducted.

In Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari took serious note of reports of a "sense of insecurity" among Hindu families in Sindh and directed the authorities to allay the minority community’s grievances.

Media reports from Jacobabad said seven Hindu families comprising 90 people had decided to move to India for good. “We are businessmen but have been compelled to leave our motherland because of harassment, lawlessness, looting, kidnapping of girls and their forced conversion to Islam," said Amesh Kumar of Bakhshapur area in Jacobabad.

An unnamed Hindu man from Quetta told the Dawn newspaper: “Pakistan is our homeland and at the moment we are going to India for visiting our sacred places. But if I find the situation in India better than in Pakistan, I will prefer to settle there and others also think the same way.”

Government officials in Delhi said it was too early for them to comment, particularly since decisions on visa and citizenship are taken on a case to case basis after inputs from security agencies.

Pakistan expert Air Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak said, “The kidnapping and conversions, especially of Hindu girls, has created a fear psychosis, resulting in many members of the minorities to rush to Indian borders. India should give them visas and allow them to stay till conditions improve and should also advise Pakistan to act against such intolerance.”


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India Author
13/08/2012 03:28:10
Impotent UPA
Our PM and his pseudo-secular colleagues will sleep peacefully knowing fully well that the minority community is well taken care of and behaves just the pseudo-secular in the UPA government. IF this had happened to the minority community of India, I wonder what would have been the response of Scam Mohan Singh and his pesudo-secular party affiliates.
Gopal K
12/08/2012 22:42:18
Hindus in Pakistan

Generously we have to welcome all our Hindu Brothers & Sisters from Pakistan and anywherelse. We have to help them to secure Indian citizenship and settled and live peacefully in India.
raj nair
12/08/2012 20:30:58
kerala jandus
Wishing and praying the kerala jandus who vote for congress party aka theevra vadi league and hindu virudha kommies would have the same plight within the next 10 years.
skg
12/08/2012 08:21:56
Security forces are always sympethatic to Hindu refugees
GOI is giving laming excuses like security to deny Hindus Indian citizenship and refugee status. Security forces are always sympethatic to Hindu refugee paksitanis and Bangladeshis. Hypocrisy of GOI ( headed by Khangress) needs to be noted here.
skg
12/08/2012 08:17:39
Tell me what is the GOI doing .
GOI never cared about Hindus of India or Pakistan or Bangladesh. Khangress dogs give cermons on why they can't interfere in the matters of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Khangress dogs have no honesty and ethics like their predecessor Nehru who died a horrible death.



 

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