Pakistan has denied justice to the young Hindu student, Namrita Chandani, a final year BDS student in the Bibi Asifa Dental College of Larkana, Pakistan who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room on September 16.
#Breaking | Pakistan court denies judicial probe for the death of Nimrita, the dental student who was found dead in her hostel room.
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Larkana district and sessions judge in Pakistan has reportedly declined to hold a judicial enquiry into her death. She was found lying down with a rope tied around her neck while her room was locked from inside.
On September 20, the Sindh Police had finally arrested two students in connection with the murder of Namrita Chandani. The two suspects have been taken into the custody by the police after they traced the call data from Namrita’s cell phone.
The mysterious murder of Namrita has raised suspicions whether they were attempts to forceful conversions, which has become rampant in Pakistan especially in Sindh.
The police and other authorities have tried to downplay the incident by saying that she committed suicide. However, her family has asserted that she was murdered. Her brother, Vishal who is a medical consultant, said that the preliminary checkup showed that she was murdered.
The police and other authorities, initially trying to pass off the incident as suicide and now Pakistan’ court denying judicial inquiry into the case, throws light on the apathy of the Pakistani authorities towards the Hindu minorities in the country.
The mysterious death of Hindu student Namrita came just a day after violence against minority Hindus was unleashed by Muslims from Ghotki, Pakistan, the region where the deceased hailed from. Ghotki, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province has been known for the persecution of Hindus, who are in minority in Pakistan.
On September 15, following an allegation of blasphemy against a Hindu school principal, Hindu temples, shops and homes of minority Hindus were ransacked by Muslim rioters. However, later it was revealed that the attack on Hindus was a pre-planned event to cover-up a child abduction incident. The school principal had thwarted efforts by giving refuge to one of the Hindu girls, who was abducted by associates of child kidnapper Mian Mitho.
Moreover, there have been innumerable cases of abduction and forced conversion of minority Hindu’s in Pakistan which is notoriously known for its persecution of not only religious minorities but also ethnic minorities within their own country.