On January 30, Narain Das Bheel, Founder and Chief Organiser of the Hindu Organization of Sindh posted a video on the social media platform Twitter the place Sikhs of Jacobabad, Sindh, Pakistan, could possibly be heard narrating the incidents of atrocities they’re going through.
The Sikh particular person, recognized as Harish Singh, was allegedly abused and hackled by the Muslim neighborhood.
In the video, Harish Singh mentioned that the incident passed off when he was selecting up his daughters from college. He was hackled and threatened to kill. The Muslim attackers additionally threatened to kill his daughters.
Harish Singh additionally mentioned that his daughters are afraid and refuse to go to college. He has urged the locals to arise and save him from the atrocities.
“I am pleading with the locals of Jacobabad with folded hands that on January 26 when I was coming back after picking up my daughters, there was a lot of crowd on the road. Bike-borne Muslims abused and threatened to kill me and my daughters. They hit my scooter. I suffered an injury in my leg. My daughters are worried. They are refusing to go to school.” He added that the Sikh neighborhood residing in the world gave respect and votes to the Muslim leaders. He appealed to them and the area people to assist him and save his family. Singh additional added, “One fish should not be allowed to spoil the pond,” mentioned Harish Singh.
It is to be famous that Islamic extremists in Pakistan have made it troublesome for minorities to reside regular life. In 2017, Sikhs had been excluded from the census in Pakistan. This was the primary time the minority group was not included in the census.
Earlier, on December 28, 2022, a forty-year-old Hindu lady named Daya Bhel was gang-raped and beheaded. Her pores and skin was additionally peeled off by a pointy weapon used by murderous savages in an agricultural subject in Sinjhoro Village in Sindh, Pakistan. The lady is survived by 4 youngsters.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is well-known for the persecution of spiritual minorities, particularly Hindus and Sikhs. Many of them have said that they’re being handled as second-class residents in Pakistan.
Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan have additionally been targets of sexual harassment, and their non secular practises and festivals have been abused and mocked a number of occasions.
They are being taught the Islamic curriculum by pressure, and so they say that it’s obligatory for them. The Hindu locations of worship have been destroyed. Several Muslims set fireplace to temples and vandalised the idols of Hindu deities on the temple premises.
Minorities have been targets of spiritual violence and compelled conversions for a very long time now in the Islamic nation. In the month of October, a Hindu Woman was stripped, raped and tortured for asking for cost of her day by day wages. Earlier in March, an 18-year-old Hindu lady from Sindh was shot lifeless, and her physique was thrown on the streets whereas she resisted her killer.
On January 16, the United Nations (UN) consultants expressed grave concern in regards to the alarming rise in coerced marriages, kidnappings and compelled conversions of minor women belonging to non secular minority communities in Pakistan.
The UN consultants had known as for speedy motion to guarantee justice for the minor victims. They emphasised, “We urge the Government to take immediate steps to prevent and thoroughly investigate these acts objectively and in line with domestic legislation and international human rights commitments.”
“Perpetrators must be held fully accountable…We are deeply troubled to hear that girl as young as 13 are being kidnapped from their families, trafficked to locations far from their homes, made to marry men sometimes twice their age, and coerced to convert to Islam, all in violation of international human rights law,” UN consultants added.
Human rights teams say that compelled conversion and marriage of younger girls from the minority neighborhood is a rising drawback in Pakistan.
According to a report, over 1000 underage women belonging to the minority Hindu, Christian and Sikh communities are kidnapped and forcefully transformed to Islam yearly, subjected to rape and forcibly married to previous males in Pakistan.
Forced conversion and kidnapping of Hindu and Sikh women and their compelled marriage to previous Muslim males are primarily in the Sindh province, which hosts about 90 per cent of the minority neighborhood (Hindu and Sikh).
Notably, Systemic persecution of minorities, together with Christians, Ahmadiya, Sikhs, and Hindus, by way of Draconian blasphemy legal guidelines, compelled conversions and marriages, and extrajudicial killings have turn into a daily phenomenon in Pakistan. Attacks on Holy and historical websites of spiritual minorities in Pakistan can also be a significant concern.