Following the brutal persecution of minorities in Pakistan, especially the Hindus, Kheeal Das Kohistani, a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has raised concerns in National Assembly about the abduction of Hindu girls in Pakistan.
According to Times Now, Pakistan’s minority lawmaker Kheeal Das Kohistani questioned the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government regarding the rising atrocities against the Hindus in the country. There has been a spate of incidents where minorities are being forcefully abducted and converted by the Islamists in the country.
‘Hindus & temples under attack in Pakistan’, says Kheal Das Kohistani, Pakistani lawmaker.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 18, 2019
Speaking at the National Assembly, Kohistani said that in last four months alone, nearly 25-30 Hindus girls were abducted who never returned to their families. Questioning the Imran Khan government over recent abductions, Kohistani asked how long will the atrocities continue against the Hindus.
Referring to the shocking incident of Hindu medical student Namrita Chandani, whose body was found in her hostel under suspicious circumstances, Kohistani asked, “How long will Hindus here have to pick up corpses? How long will our temples keep burning ?”
He further asked why are these incidents taking place only in Ghotki and Umerkot of Sindh. “This is a huge issue in the country. The attacks are not limited to Hindus, even mosques are being attacked. The fire will spread to entire Sindh, it should be stopped,” warned Sindhi lawmaker.
He further added that there were few people in Sindh who should be arrested immediately and said it was Imran Khan government’s responsibility to curb the power of those people who are involved in such activities.
On Tuesday, Kohistani had also tweeted after the body of Hindu girl Namrita Chandani, a BDS student whose dead body was found in Chandika Medical College Hostel, Larkana.
Nimrita Kumari a final year BDS student brutally tortured dead body has been found from Chandika Medical College Hostel,Larkana
Another case of harassment,doom and insecurity for the Minority’s #JusticeFor #NimritaKumari #RIP pic.twitter.com/ZirdgRUexN
— Kheeal Das Kohistani MNA( PML-N )❤🇵🇰 (@KhealDas) September 17, 2019
Namrita Chandani from who belonged to Ghotki in Sindh was found dead in her hostel room on Tuesday. While the police had said she killed herself, questions have been raised by the family members over the nature of her death.
The brutalities against minorities continue unabated in the terrorist state of Pakistan as multiple instances of atrocities against minorities especially Hindus and Sikhs have been reported. 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 Sunday, 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 radical Islamist Mian Mithoo.
Pakistan is notoriously known for its persecution of not only religious minorities but also ethnic minorities within their own country. The forceful conversion programmes have often been unleashed against the minorities especially Christians, Sikhs and Hindus living in Pakistan with utmost brutality.
This violence against Hindus in Pakistan’s Ghotki comes months after a series of abductions and forceful conversions of minority Hindu and Sikh girls. In March, two underage Hindu girls Raveena (13) and Reena (15) were abducted from the Ghotki in Pakistan’s Sindh on the eve of Holi. The girls were later forcefully converted and married off to older Muslim men.
Earlier, Jagjit Kaur, a Sikh girl was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Nankana Sahib which had caused a huge uproar. In another horrific incident, a 13-year-old Pooja Sotahar Kumari, daughter of Fatan Rathore, resident of village Bakhsho Laghari in Hyderabad district’s Hosri Taluka, was kidnapped, forcefully converted and subsequently married off to a man identified as Syed Irshad Shah.