Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dear PHP Readers,
Do we need Hindu political Party in Pakistan to loud voices for Hindus and there human rights,social political causes etc ???
NOTE - There are presently more then 80 Political parties recognized by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today. Most of them are ideologically on Islamic teaching or pro Sunni religious sects with few Shia Orthodox parties as well, rest can be termed as secular/nationalist/ethnic based parties on the line of Sindhi, Balochi, Pashtun and Seraiki vote bank policies etc.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML) the founding political party of Pakistan today has been disintegrated or divided in 20 groups/individual party throwout Pakistan.
In recent years, a number of Hindus in Pakistan have been kidnapped for ransom or for forced conversion to Islam, especially in Sindh province. These incidents are generally ignored by the Pakistani authorities, because the Hindu minority lacks support among government officials as well as in the local society, which is predominantly Muslim.
In addition, such incidents are rarely reported by the leading Pakistani media groups. During the Pakistan floods of August-September 2010, Hindus were denied flood relief by Pakistani government officials. The News daily reported that government officials at the Mir Imdad camp, outside the historical Jhirk Town in the Thatta district of Sindh province, denied aid to Hindu children.
The kidnappings of Hindus have become frequent recently in the interior areas of Sindh; according to a report, members of the minority community are now migrating to urban centers and in many cases to India. A media report of mid-October 2010 noted: "Since the beginning of this year, at least eight children of this family have been kidnapped and released in return for a hefty ransom [in interior Sindh]."
In March 2009, 35 Pakistani Hindus from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATAs) of Pakistan went to India and asked for asylum. Jagdish Sharma, the Hindu community leader who accompanied them to India, said: "In Pakistan, we were living in extreme fear, due to the domination of a strong group of Taliban who are running a parallel government." Also in July 2009, a group of 100 Pakistani Hindus went to India and sought permission to live there.
This migration to India is part of a pattern. In September 2009, an Indian website reported: "In the past four years, some 5,000 Hindus may have crossed over from Pakistan, never to return."
In March 2010, Amarnath Motumal, an advocate and member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), said that as many as 20 to 25 girls from the Hindu community in Pakistan are abducted every month and converted forcibly to Islam, adding: "According to estimates, in Karachi alone, a large number of Hindu girls are being kidnapped on a routine basis [and converted to Islam]." Bherulal Balani, a former legislator, reported: "Once the girls are converted, they are then sold to other people or are forced into illegal and immoral activities."
In October 2010, a committee of the Pakistani Senate expressed concern over reports that Hindu girls in the country's Sindh province are being abducted for forced conversion to Islam. At a meeting of the Senate Committee on Minority Affairs, Senator Dr. Khatu Mal Jeewan reported the same.
In a recent article, acclaimed Pakistani lawmaker Marvi Memon, who belongs to the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) party, criticized the failure of the government officials to stop discrimination and violence against Pakistani Hindus. Noting that she has altered her position against death penalty due to continuing violence against Pakistani Hindus, Ms. Memon said: "The tragedy is that as a result of these kidnappings, many Hindu families have migrated to India. After all, it is better to live in another country than in perpetual fear (in your own country) Pakistan.
There are even many Christian Political Parties registered in Pakistan. Among them few are -
Pakistan Christian National Party,
Maseeha Millat Party,
Christian National and Liberation Fronts,
All Pakistan Maseehi Itihad,
Pakistan Christian Movement,
Christian Labour Party,
Pakistan Christian League
Pakistan Christian Congress
NOTE - Up-to-date Hindus are still largest religious minority in Pakistan according to Federal government with pre-majority based in interior Sindh. There is no active pro or Hindu party operating in country.
Interesting - Rana Chandra Singh (1931–2009), also known as "Rana Chander Singh", was a Pakistani politician, a federal minister and the chieftain of the Pakistani Hindu Sodha Thakur Rajput clan and the Amarkot (present day Umerkot) jagir. He was one of the founder members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Umerkot, seven times with PPP between 1977 to 1999, when he founded the Pakistan Hindu Party (PHP).
Proposal/Demand for Hindu Party in Pakistan ?
By Dr.Hamid Khan (International advisor) Says - There is defiantly need for voicing concern for Hindus rights at all levels including political as well. All Hindu MNA, MPA or Senator are bound to there political masters who are only representing there religious,ethnics and so-called nationalist interest in country and who have never done anything sincerely for poor persecuted Hindus in Pakistan.
By Uttam Khattri (Executive board member) Says - Having Hindu political part will defiantly make a progressive impact on struggle for Hindus rights in Pakistan.
By Mukesh Kumar (Managing Director) Says - Low caste Hindus have been persecuted lot not only by Muslims majority but as well upper caste Hindus who have only self-centred on there social,religious and political advancement etc. So any party formed should include entire society (Hindu Community) without any discrimination.
By Rajesh Panditji (Islamabad Reporter) Says - For last 60 years Hindus have been denied even there basic rights ,now there is need to start political campaign as well and including demand of long pending for building a new Hindu temple at National Capital Islamabad.
By Gopinath Kumar (Executive board member) Says - The religious, cultural, institutional, social and very importantly a political marginalization of Hindus in Pakistan as been going through its inception as a nation in 1947. Time has come to sideline all differences among various Hindus groups and sects. He appeals to entire Hindu community leaders should come together to start a political campaign for strong Hindu voice at local, state, National and even at International level.
Names suggestions for Hindu Party from PHP Board members are following -
1.Pakistan Hindu Alliance (PHA)
2.Pakistan Hindu League (PHL)
3.Pakistan Hindu Congress (PHC)
4.All Pakistan Hindu Party (not the one of Rana chander so-called Pakistan Hindu Party)
Please if anyone has any suggestion, advise or concern are mostly welcome to (firstname.lastname@example.org) contact us !
Your in the service of Dharma,
(Pakistan Hindu Post)