5,000 Hindus from Pakistan migrating annually to India

Islamabad, May 13: Around 5,000 Hindus migrate from Pakistan to India every year, a Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) official said.

Six incidents of religious desecration were reported within the last two months in the Sindh province. Most of the incidents involved burning of the Holy Quran and the Hindu community being accused for it, Dawn cited Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, founder of PHC, as saying Monday in the Pakistan National Assembly.

Vankwani said it was the constitutional right of every citizen of the country to practise his or her religion freely but minorities still suffered in the Muslim-majority Pakistan.

Vankwani urged the government to take necessary actions against a few influential people who were forcefully converting Hindu girls into Islam in some interior parts of the Sindh province.

State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said that the government would ensure the rights of the minority communities are protected as provided for in the Pakistan constitution.


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