'Leave your faith or leave your country'

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Srinivas_K, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    'Leave your faith or leave your country'


    “We are not Muslim, we are not Hindu, but first and foremost, we are Sindhi. There is a conspiracy to force Sindhi Hindus to leave Sindh, but we will not allow nefarious elements to succeed,” a political activist was sloganeering in English outside the Hyderabad Press Club.

    Like most nationalists, he was hoping his message would be heard not only everywhere in Pakistan but also all across the world.

    But the sad reality is, all these protests are of no use; the messages all fruitless. Despite their community's strong resistance, the situation is very much the same as it was yesterday. Hindu girls were converted in the past, are being converted today, and I’m sure, will be converted down to the very last Hindu remaining on the soil of Sindh.

    It is true that whenever a Hindu girl in Sindh is kidnapped or converted, a large number of Sindhi Hindus – in the face of fear and hopelessness – are forced to migrate to India.

    Also read: Footprints: Hindus in no man's land

    After the alleged kidnapping of Anjali Bai Meghwar from Daharki, Kajul Bheel from Matiari district and Karin from Nawabshah (most people not aware of these names), many people including my dear friend Ajeet Kumar are forced to consider the idea of migration.

    “As a last resort we have decided to migrate to India," Ajeet told me a few days ago.

    "We are completely insecure here. We are looted but our voice is not heard by the people in the saddle, our temples are attacked in broad daylight but no one takes action, our girls are kidnapped and forcibly converted only to hear more empty promises of justice.

    "Nothing happened in the last 65 years and we don’t expect any improvement in future. Things will only become wore.”

    All the political parties have condemned and protested the forced conversion of 12 year-old Anjali and subsequent marriage to a young man. But while Bilawal Bhutto, the ruling party’s chairman, has taken cognizance of it, most PPP leaders have kept mum as they know there is no way to turn the situation around. Intolerance of faith differentials has gone so far in this country that not only Hindus but Christians, Ahmadis and Shias are equally targeted every now and then.

    The situation is chilling.

    Also read: 1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

    In a place where Khursheed Shah was recently charged with religious contempt just because of his usage of the word “Muhajir”; where naming a road after Bhagat Singh, a true Pakistani, can cause so much trouble; where murderers, like Mumtaz Qadri, are welcomed with roses; people being forced to leave their faith and embrace the dominating one does not look odd at all.

    “In the coming few months we will leave our motherland," said Ajeet. "See, they have brought conditions to this point; they want us to give up the faith or leave the country."

    What can one do in these circumstances? Every new incident of forced conversion increases the feeling of trepidation and insecurity, and the desperateness to flee this land. Even well-heeled families are migrating as they think there is no other option left.

    Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, member of PML-N told National Assembly that over 5,000 Hindus are migrating from Sindh to India every year.

    Hindus constitute five per cent of Sindh's population. Vankwani's figure suggests that 22.22 per cent of the total Hindu community of the province migrate to India every year.

    How many years before Sindhi Hindus are completely expelled?

    Also read: Hindu council urges PM to prevent atrocities against minorities

    Everyone knows that the Sindh government passed a law last year which criminalised underage marriages.

    But has the government taken any action against those who have converted Anjali? Or even just against those who forced an underage Anjali to marry someone?

    Anjali Meghwar’s father Kundan Lal has presented her NADRA and school documents in the court before the authorities. These documents certify her age as 12.

    But much like the inertia of previous PPP governments, I think this incident will lead to zero action as well. I mean, PPP has not even managed to oust people like Mian Mithu (allegedly involved in Rinkle Kumari and Anjali Meghwar's cases) from its ranks.

    Everyone and everything from the police, the courts and the elected assembly members can be controlled with astonishing ease, as it happened in the case of Rinkle Kumari – a girl from the same district converted by the same people last year. A video was released showing assailants brandishing weapons inside the court. Back then, MPAs and MNAs from the district did not utter a single word in support of the victims. Nor have they done so now.

    So when people like Ajeet give up all hopes of improvement, they are very much in the right; because when a state cannot even pass the Hindu Marriage Act, how can it protect them and their assets? How can it prevent their girls from being forcibly converted? It can’t. This is the sorriest state of an state.

    "It is indeed difficult to leave Sindh. It is our homeland, it has borne us. But we also can’t stop subscribing to our faith. So leaving is the only option left."

    Good bye, Ajeet.

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    This is state sponsored conversion drive that is happening in the guise of religious radicalism and bigotry !!
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  3. Ashutosh Lokhande

    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

    May 28, 2014
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    @Neo, yelo ji apka secular pakistan, just as alama ek baal envisioned :lol: :lol: :lol:
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  4. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Feb 17, 2009
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    His name is Allama IQBAAL, not Ek baal.
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  5. praneet.bajpaie

    praneet.bajpaie Regular Member

    Mar 11, 2014
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    Just like we are Indians, not 'Endians'.
  6. DingDong

    DingDong Senior Member Senior Member

    Oct 24, 2014
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    The founder of Pakistan Jinnah is responsible for death of thousands of Hindus on the "Direct Action Day". He never condemned the killings of the "dirty Hindu baniyas" at the hands of the great Butchers of P0rknistan.
  7. thethinker

    thethinker Senior Member Senior Member

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    Pakistan police arrest Christian in hiding for 'blasphemy'

    "Pakistani police said Saturday they have arrested a Christian man who went into hiding after being accused of committing blasphemy.

    Qaisar Ayub was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore and is being held in a police station in Talagang town, around 300 kilometres (186 miles) southeast, where a case was registered against him three years ago.

    "We are investigating the accused over blasphemy charges filed against him in 2011," local police official Khurram Hussain told AFP, adding Ayub was shifted to Talagang days after he was arrested in his native Lahore.

    Ayub, who in his 40s, was accused of posting blasphemous messages on a Christian website that he was moderating.

    "In 2011, a local resident of Talagang filed an application with the police accusing Ayub of using derogatory language against the prophet of Islam on his website," Hussain said.

    The policeman said the accused, a computer science graduate, went into hiding after the case was filed against him.

    "The accused was declared absconder by a session court in Talagang in 2012 and since then the police has been searching for the accused," Hussain said.

    Mobeen Ahmed, another senior police official, confirmed his arrest.

    Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Pakistan, with even unproven allegations often prompting mob retribution.

    Those who take part in violent attacks are rarely if ever prosecuted -- a fact not lost upon the relatives of the deceased.

    On November 4, a Christian bonded labourer and his pregnant wife were beaten by a mob of 1,500 people then thrown on top of a lit furnace in a crazed reaction to rumours they had thrown pages of the Koran into the garbage.

    The horrific incident sparked outrage and protests across Pakistan. Police have arrested more than 40 suspects."

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Feb 16, 2009
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    Partition was justified by the British solely on a religious basis . Hindus in india muslims in
    Pakistan. Was the intentions of the British. British gave absolutely no thought or cared about
    The collateral damage this caused.
  9. anupamsurey

    anupamsurey Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 19, 2014
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    i abstain from much commenting, no amount of comments and peaceful preaching can change the muslim mentality and attitude......only thing and one thing can save hindus..they must become strong and organized........

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