Shia, Ahmadi, Hindu? Then Run for Your Life

published on May 20, 2013

What happened to Hindus and Christians is unsurprising. These communities were never enthused about India’s partition (even though some individuals still pretend that they were). Indeed, they were soon slapped with the Objectives Resolution of 1949 which termed them “minorities”, hence freaks and outcasts dispatched to the margins. Some accepted their fate, keeping a low profile. Others altered their names to more Muslim sounding ones. The better off, or more able ones, emigrated. They took valuable skills and capital along with them. The outflow has picked up again in past years.

Pakistan’s Hindu population stands at about 1.7 per cent of 200 million. It is steadily decreasing as families seek immigration to India. “Abduction, rape and coerced conversion of our daughters, extortion, blackmailing and kidnapping of businessmen for ransom” are some of the reasons given by former legislator and chairman of the Pakistan Hindu Council, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani. Additionally, workplace discrimination results in many well qualified young Hindu men being frustrated and jobless.

Pakistani Christians have a still tougher time. In March over 100 homes owned by Pakistani Christians, as well as two small churches, were set ablaze by thousands of angry Muslims in Lahore. Sanitary worker and Christian, Sawan Masih, was accused of blasphemous remarks in the course of an argument with a Muslim friend. In 2009, a 20,000 strong mob, fired with the notion that some Christian man had destroyed a page of the Quran, burned down 50 Christian homes in the town of Gojra. The village of Shantinagar had been similarly destroyed in 1997.

But it is the Shias and Ahmadis who are shocked. They had been fully enthusiastic about Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born a Gujrati Shia Muslim, believed that Muslims and Hindus could never live together peacefully but that Muslims could. Chaudhri Zafarullah Khan, an Ahmadi leader, was commended by Jinnah for having eloquently argued the Two-Nation theory, and then appointed by him in 1947 as Pakistan’s first foreign minister. Mr Jinnah died early, but Zafarullah Khan lived long enough to see disillusionment. The inevitable had happened:  Once the partition was complete, the question of which version of Islam was correct became bitterly contentious. This irresolvable matter lies at the heart of the fratricide that is tearing Pakistan apart.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/shia-ahmadi-hindu-religious-minorities-in-pakistan/1/269108.html

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  1. KKR Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Now the truth directly coming from hourse’s mouth
    Interesting read

    But while Shias are numerous enough to put up at least the pretense of a defence, Ahmadis are not. A raging 5,000-strong mob descended upon their sole worship place in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi. Organised by the Jamaat-i-Islami, various leaders from Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Sipah-e-Sahaba addressed the rally demanding the worship place’s security cameras and protective barricades be removed. The police agreed with the mob’s demands, advising the Ahmadis to cease praying. The worship place was closed down.

    Forbidden from calling themselves Muslims, Ahmadi children are expelled from school once their religion is discovered. Just a hint may be enough to destroy a career. Knowing this, the school staff at a high school in Mansehra added the word “Qadiani” to the name of an Ahmadi student, Raheel Ahmad, effectively eliminating the boy’s chances of getting a university education. The same school also held an anti-Ahmadi programme, distributing prizes to winners.

    Even dead Ahmadis are not spared: News had reached the Khatm-e-Nabuwat that Nadia Hanif, a 17-year-old school teacher who had died of illness 10 days ago, was actually an Ahmadi but buried in a Muslim graveyard in Chanda Singh village, Kasur. Her grave was promptly dug up, and the body removed for reburial.

  2. proudestkafir Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Loony moslems
    and lunatic porkis are violent, barbaric, idiotic, stupid , brainless morons.It is good that these craps have left India

  3. van iyer Reply

    May 23, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Majority Vs Minority
    In Pakistan they are in majority and it is a Muslim state. Only sharia law is followed whenever Mullahs want on the minorities. Even in India it is implemented wherever the Muslims are in majority. See what happened in West Bengal. Just a small accident lead to communal riot and they broke Kali Mata deity. No arrests so far. Because WB govt totally supports Muslims and hates Hindus. Because Hindus are divided, as usual. Similarly Kashmiri pandits are thrown out of their homes, their women folks raped and Pandits are refugees in their own country. Because they are Hindus no support for them either State or Central. They are in the tents with no amenities. Can you imagine what would have happened if the same had happened to the minorities. The sickular press as well as other pseudo secularists like Sitalwad, Azmis, etc. etc. would have on the forefront with their support. Poor Hindus are always on the receiving end. Unless Hindus united even God will not save them.

    Hindus united otherwise no chance for you.

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