10 Aug 2012, 0918 hrs IST
Scores of religious minorities in Pakistan is alighting at the Attari Railway Station in India after increasing violence and lack of security in Pakistan forcing them to flee their homeland to find shelter across the border. Desperate to escape persecution, these families have decided to never go back to Pakistan.
A Pakistani citizen said, Pakistan Government has become selfish. Also, there are many Afghani people in Pakistan now. This is the reason why we want to leave. Another Pakistani citizen said, The condition in Pakistan is not stable. Muslims themselves are not happy. Those of us who have come to India do not wish to go back. There should be freedom from both Pakistan and India for citizens to their get visa easily.
A minority community leader in Pakistan too is sure that for most of these Pakistanis, there is no looking back now. But the Interior Minister of Pakistan instead of taking action to ensure their security is crying conspiracy. Rehman Malik, said, I have great question for Indian Embassy in Pakistan as to why 250 visas have been issued. I think it is a conspiracy against Pakistan to bring bad name. With religious minorities being routinely targeted in Pakistan, the question is will the Government of Pakistan stop making its own citizens feel like outsiders in their home country.
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
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."
They are very welcome to stay here. This is the only country in world that will welcome them. But sad that not a single of the two faced b@stard politicians india raise the issues these poor hindus are having. If they were muslims Sonia brigade wld be there in wagah welcoming them.
Shame on Sindhi and Baluchi feudal lords..Immigrants from PPP constituency. Never vote PPP. Now paying the price. But its shame on PPP govt not providing security to every Pakistani. These hindus are Pakistani....but they have right to see security, wherever they find it..
Capt Khurram KIA during operation in NW against Taliban
so what is the big deal... millions of muslims from india continued to pour in to pakistan post independence due to hindu intolerance
Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.
\\ millions of muslims from india continued to pour in to pakistan post independence due to hindu intolerance\\
'Millions of muslims from India went to Pakistan' ? When ? After 1947 population exchange, there was NO migration of muslims or anyone else from India to Pakistan.Its mostly a one way street from Pakistan and Bangladesh to India.This is true even after Gujarat riots.Everybody in India, including the muslims know that Pakistan is a shythole much worse then India !
If India were to relax visa restrictions and allow open immigration, Pakistan could witness the largest exodus of minorities since 1947, especially from the remote areas of Sindh, Balochistan and other disturbed areas where kidnappings, forcible conversions, marriages of minor girls, ransacking of residences, robbing of commercial establishments and religious persecution continues unabated. The state apparatus is either non-existent or a mute spectator.
This opinion was voiced by an overwhelming majority of members of the Hindu pilgrims who entered India on Saturday.
Most of them preferred not to divulge their identities as they had given a written undertaking to the Pakistani authorities that they would not defame the country during their 33-day visit, during which they would go on a pilgrimage to Amritsar, Delhi, Haridwar and Indore.
Some members of the jatha (group of pilgrims) said that while even the slightly well-off members of the religious minorities in Pakistan had either left the country or shifted to larger cities like Karachi or Islamabad, the others were living under complete insecurity.
Let India open its borders, maybe for just one day; an overwhelming majority of Hindus would cross over, pilgrims Amar Kumar and Suresh Kumar told reporters after emerging from the Attari checkpost. They said there were rumours that at least 100 of the 250 members of the current jatha may not return to Pakistan.
On the other hand, the jatha leader, Rajesh Singh, who sported a Sikh form and attire, said none of the pilgrims would stay back. He said these rumours had created misunder-standing and problems for the pilgrims.
Yes, open the border. Millions of illegal muzzie bangladeshis continue to pour in into infidel land of ours. Why not a few hindus who are literally being destroyed in Pakistan? Why no shelter for them?
B@stard Sonia and muzzie group of D1ckvijay, Mulayam, Karats , mamata etc hope muhammed puts you all on a stick for crows in Kandahar before your time is out. Bloody no one raises even a whimper on this in Parliament or anywhere.
That amar jawan jyoti thing in mumbai is really sad. I mean these are actually indian citizens who feel they are pakistani. And there are plenty of them. Pseudo secular politicians love them for vote bank. It is because of these traitors that an atheist like me supports BJP and RSS. If nothing at-least someone can counter balance these congi and commie traitors.
Well, If Manmohan Singh say, Muslims living condition and right issues are worst then Dalits. Then why complaint on this behavior. They are the most oppressed class of Indian society. India is still ruled by upper class Hindu. You deny, but commoner of India knows the fact.
Capt Khurram KIA during operation in NW against Taliban
Commoner of India looks down on muslims like vermin and doesn't give a fack who rules over them as long as its not some islamic monkey. Why do you think you know our country better than us Haider..lol.
Tu dhoop hain jham se bikhar
Tu hai nadee o bekhabar
Beh chal kahin ud chal kahin
Dil khush jahan teri toh manzil hai wahin.
those phucking muslims were rioting in Mumbai because of violence taking place in Assam.
Funnily, the violence in Assam is not anti-muslim but anti-bangladeshi. bangladeshis come to Assam and other bordering states by the millions every year. The congress uses them as vote banks and has even given them land grants. This has created tension which has led to anti-bangladeshi violence.
Now the sad part is both the media, central government and also the harami state congress govt. are painting it as "hindu-muslim riots". bangladeshis are dubbed as "bengali speaking muslims", these bastard congress govt will one day ruin India.
More than 50 Hindu families migrate to India every month: Pakistan Hindu Council
Aug 21, 2012
AMRITSAR: More than 50 Hindu families were migrating to India every month due to failure of Pakistan government in finding a tangible solution to the prevailing acute discontentment among them , said President of Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) , a representative forum of Hindu community in Pakistan, Ramesh Vankwani while talking to TOI over phone from Karachi on Tuesday.
He said Hindu population especially those who living in Larkana and Sakkhar divisions of Sindh province were scared of forced conversions, kidnapping for ransom and protection money and the Hindu representatives in government had failed to address their issues.
He said PHC had sent their representatives from where majority of Hindus were migrating to India to instill a sense of security among them but they had a limited role to play in absence of government support.
"We have begun a movement on our own but need government support and help of Hindu representatives in government who could assertively take up the issue in Parliament" he said.
In past two week's time more than 550 Hindu's have arrived India from Pakistan from Attari land border with majority of them informing media about prevailing religious discrimination, lawlessness, feudalism, fundamentalism , crime against Hindus.
A few of them has even openly announced to stay back in India. Vankwani said in wake of some of the recent incidents of atrocities on Hindu's even the poor Hindu families had started migrating to India .
"Migrating to India via Kokharpar-Munabao route by train hardly costs Rs 500 which the poor families can also afford and prefer to settle in India than living here under the shadow of fear" he said.
Refusing to identify the persons who were indulged in kidnapping of Hindu's and the forced conversation of Hindu girls, Vankwani said "Yeh bhukhae log hai , jo paisae kae liyae kuch bhee karate hain" (These are hungry people who would do anything for money).
Meanwhile, Pakistani parliament member from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Dr. Haresh Chopra said the minority parliamentarians were worried over the reports of migration of Hindu's from Pakistan.
"The migration is not much as being projected by media which has brought disgrace to Pakistan" he said.
Chopra said he would take up the issue during parliament session and would seek a debate on it so as to prevent exodus of Hindus from Pakistan.
He said he had also taken up the issue with Dr. Paul Bhatti, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Harmony and he had assured look into the issues faced by Hindu's and check their migration to India. He said Hindu's were living in Pakistan for past hundreds of years and they should not think of migrating to India with just one or two odd incidents.
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