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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tortured in Pakistan, Hindu migrants want to stay in India

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Hindus Tortured in Pakistan. Feared migranting Hindus permitted to stay in India upto 2010/2011. What Next ?

By Anil Sharma

Jodhpur, Sep 13/ 30, 2009: “We Hindus in Pakistan are being discriminated against, tortured and harassed,” complains Ram Lal, a 45-year-old migrant from Pakistan, one of the estimated 10,000 migrants from that country settled in and around here in the desert state of Rajasthan.
He came to Jodhpur with his family of five over six months ago when, he says, things started to worsen. “I do not want to go back….being a Hindu, there are so many problems for you in Pakistan,” Ram Lala told IANS, adding that only one member of his family, his brother, now lives in Pakistan.

“In Pakistan we, being Hindus, are not allowed to eat in a restaurant or a dhaba and if allowed by chance, we are served food in different utensils which we have to clean ourselves after eating,” said Ram Lal, whose name was changed on request, as he feared for the safety of his brother.
Ram Lal, who used to work in a farm in Dilshakh near Hyderabad in Sindh province, said: “Hindus were given a paltry remuneration in comparison to Muslims and we had no one to complain to”.
Imran Kumar, another Hindu refugee, adopted a Muslim name saying this was the best way to live peacefully in Pakistan. His father’s name is Nemi Kumar.

“I come from a Hindu family. I did not change my religion, I only changed my name and it helped me to get admission in school easily,” said Imran, a man in his early 30s, adding that if you are a Hindu in Pakistan it is most likely that you will not get admission in educational institutions.
Lal and Kumar are not the only Pakistani refugees in Jodhpur. According to rough estimates by Seemant Lok Sangathan (SLS), a group working for refugees in Rajasthan, over 10,000 Hindu migrants from Pakistan are living in this city.

Over 5,300 of them were granted citizenship till 2005 and SLS says more than 5,000 others have now already applied for long term visa (LTV).

SLS president Hindu Singh Sodha said: “The LTV number keeps on changing because whoever stays here for six months can apply for it to the union home ministry and according to our information, the displaced who have applied for LTV till date are around 5,000.”

“Religious persecution, discrimination and harassment of the Hindu minority are the main reasons behind people wanting to come to India. While the Pakistani government has discriminatory policies for the minority community members, they are also victims of rising fundamentalism in Pakistan,” Ranaram told IANS.

Ranaram, a farm labourer, who used to live in a village in the Pakistani part of Punjab, said he was held hostage by fundamentalists, was tortured and was forced to convert to Islam.

“Me and my family were tortured by a fundamentalist group which forced us to convert to Islam. My wife and children were kidnapped when I complained about it. I was told that I would only get back my son and daughter and I should forget about my wife as she is a Muslim now. That day, I decided to come to India and now I am here,” Ranaram said. He came here over eight months ago.
“I am not alone. There are thousands of others who are facing this torture and harassment. But they have nowhere to go. We had no option but to come here,” Ranaram said.

With tears in his eyes, another farmer said: “Our children are forced to perform Namaz and they call us Kafirs. The life for Hindus is very difficult there.” He was too scared to reveal his identity.
According to him, such incidents have increased after the ouster of Gen.Pervez Musharraf from the post of Pakistan’s president in 2008.

Sodha criticised New Delhi for rarely taking up the issue with Islamabad. “At the same time, it is getting more difficult for these people to get Indian citizenship,” he held.
“The minimum period of stay in India to apply for citizenship has been increased from five years to seven years and the fees have been hiked steeply.”

“Most of these people are agricultural labourers and from 2005 onwards the government has raised the prescribed citizenship fee structure from Rs.100-500 to Rs.3,000-20,000. It has just become impossible for this deprived group,” Sodha said, adding that the process of acquiring Indian citizenship is also very complicated. (IANS) News Source:
  • Hindus in Pakistan are persecuted for their religious belief.
  • Hindu Children are not getting admission into schools.
  • Hindus are being converted into Islam by force.
  • Hindu Girls & Women are abducted, molested & raped.
  • Hindus and Sikhs are forced to pay Jijiah Tax by Talibans.
  • Hindu Employees are beaten to death in the factory complex.
  • Provocation against Hindus are inserted in the school text books.
  • Hindu children are forced to pay Namaz & generally called as ‘Kaffir Kutta’ – Infidel Dogs.
  • Hindu farmers and labours are forced to do their jobs as bonded labours, get no payment.
  • 80% of lands are snached from the Kaffir Hindus to fortify total Islamisation of Pakistan.
  • The about 20% population of Hindus in Pak(1947) just came down to 1.86% in 1991.
  • Hindus in Pakistan are just treated as 3rd Class citizens or not the citizen of Pakistan at all.
  • And the migrating Pakistani Hindus in India are also facing various troubles to get long term visa.
  • Govt. of India is taking a very soft stand as they are not transporting that numbers of muslims to Pak from India, equal to the number of migrating Pakistani Hindus faced Islamic Torture in Pak.
L9FCAG1KS4YCA2F4GZLCAJ62U44CAO9FH1ICA3ATVLCCASJTYHFCABUIJGPCAN3VDPJCAYARUCECAFLPUHBCAC2NK9UCAPJQM0VCAG7HRQFCABB3JQ3CAIE2X01CAZXHRM8CAGULJ9DCA0TOX4NCA8EBGPKWMQCASHELCWCAASLSAJCA6R22JZCA7P96E1CAQUK5ESCA84UCNMCAD9PW30CA0YL6JICADVOAP8CA5BTV6PCA4IQ3VUCAP4T4RXCAUXZ1GBCA1HAD05CA8X4QMZCAYFXKYBCA3583A0CA4JD6YNCAG72YV8The international Hindu Community cannot just overlook this matter of Persecution     of Hindus in Pakistan. It may be my turn to face the same situation under Islamic Threat. What is the opinion our Two Big Boss in India Dr. Monmohan Singh (Refugee from Sindh) & Shri Lal Krishna Advani (Refugee from Karachi) regaring the Hindu Exodus from Pakistan ??


‘There has always been shadow of the Taliban’


Image: Gulzari Lal Sharma with his family.

I had a small shop. Things began getting worse before our eyes. I got really scared when they began enforcing the pagadi rule. They asked us to have some sort of red patch in our headgear. I do not know what purpose it would have served. All our neighbours knew we were Hindus. And we hardly left the village. It was really scary.
There has always been the shadow of the Taliban in the recent times in my place. In October it got really worse. The women in the family were harassed a lot. I had a little land and sold it for a decent price when I decided to leave the place.The one thing I considered was the future of my children and when I thought about it, it was clear to me that they can’t grow up in that environment. As we left, we were really worried about reaching Peshawar. Not just because we were Hindus, but that stretch was generally such a dangerous one and totally in control of the militants, even normal Pakistanis were scared to take that road.We somehow made that distance of 250 km and reached Peshawar. From there we went to Lahore where we waited for our visas. The moment we got it, we left on the Samjhauta Express. Our permits are till 2010. Some have it till 2011.These things are all in the hands of local authorities. All I hope for now is that we are not harassed when the duration lapses. We are pleading the Indian government for a right to stay here and hope we get it.
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