Hindu numbers down from 20 to 2pc in Pak

via http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1173106 published on June 24, 2008

ISLAMABAD: While expressing dissatisfaction over the present condition
of the Hindu community in Pakistan, two Hindu representative bodies
have disclosed that the Hindu population in Jinnah’s Pakistan has
plummeted from 20% in 1947 to a mere 2% since 1947, primarily due to
religious discrimination in the Muslim-dominated country.

The
revelation was made at a seminar, held in Lahore and organised by Hare
Rama Foundation (HRF) and Hindu Sudhar Sabhake (HSS). The speakers said
the Hindus, being the largest minority community in Pakistan, are
suffering from many problems for decades.

The speakers pointed
out that there are more than 4,00,000 Hindus living across the Punjab
province, yet they are neither represented by a single legislator in
the provincial assembly nor in the National Assembl y of Pakistan at
present.

The speakers urged the Pakistan government that the
Hindus should be given proper representation in the federal and
provincial legislatures like the other minorities in the country are
given.

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