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Five Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

Five Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Five Hindu children were kidnapped from Pakistan’s Balochistan province by unidentified armed men, media reported on Wednesday.The children aged between five to ten years were abducted late on Wednesday from Dera Allah Yar area while coming back from school, Dawn online quoted an official as saying. The kidnappers shifted the children [...]

May 30, 2014 HHR Pakistan 0

Hindus, other minorities in Pakistan face surge of violence

Hindus, other minorities in Pakistan face surge of violence

AHIM YAR KHAN: The mob arrived at around midnight, brandishing clubs. They smashed statues, looted gold artefacts and then set the Hindu temple ablaze. An accusation of blasphemy sparked the attack in the town of Larkana, human rights activists said, part of a spike in violence against Hindus in predominately Muslim Pakistan. March was the worst [...]

May 7, 2014 HHR Pakistan 0

Religious curriculum: For polytheistic students, only monotheistic options

Religious curriculum: For polytheistic students, only monotheistic options

Hindu families have demanded that the provincial education ministry include the study of their religion in the curriculum for Hindu students in place of Islamiat or ethics. Ethics is a substitute subject for Islamiat that non-Muslim students are allowed to take. They complained that the problem persists from primary level, even at private schools, where [...]

April 27, 2014 HHR Archives, Pakistan 0

Chappals with symbol of ‘OM’ sold in Pakistan market

Chappals with symbol of ‘OM’ sold in Pakistan market

Chappals with the symbol of ‘OM’ on them were available in one of the markets of Pakistan. Om or Aum is of paramount importance in Hinduism. The chapplas were sold in Mirpur Sindh where large number of Hindu pop live. However, many journalist in Pakistan have condemned the circulation. Source [...]

April 20, 2014 HHR Pakistan 0

Pakistan needs a law to protect Hindus from forced conversion

Pakistan needs a law to protect Hindus from forced conversion

In Pakistan’s stormy social currents, where the tide of sectarianism has chased out many Ahmadis and Shiites, life for minorities such as Hindus is becoming difficult. According to a recent report issued by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, (MSP), 700 Christian and 300 Hindu women are being forced to convert and marry [...]

April 12, 2014 HHR Articles, News updates, Pakistan 0

Equal rights: Human rights bodies protest attack on Hindu temples

Equal rights: Human rights bodies protest attack on Hindu temples

KARACHI: The silence of the government is a sign of their covert support for the perpetrators, said protesters regarding the recent attacks on Hindu places of worship. “Both the federal and the provincial governments are responsible for the attacks on our houses of worship as they have remained quiet and have done nothing to arrest the [...]

April 5, 2014 HHR Pakistan 0

150 year old Hindu temple under threat in Karachi

150 year old Hindu temple under threat in Karachi

Pakistani Hindus and human rights activists are calling on authorities in Karachi to halt the construction of an overpass, which they argue threatens the foundation of a 150-year-old Hindu temple. According to reports in Pakistani media, activists have maintained the overpass construction, metres away from the 150-year-old Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple, is creating vibrations that [...]

April 4, 2014 HHR Archives, Pakistan 0

Assembled together: Protect Hindu temples, PTI tells government

Assembled together: Protect Hindu temples, PTI tells government

KARACHI: The issue of the Hindu temples being threatened by the construction work in Karachi and mobs in Hyderabad dominated the proceedings of the provincial assembly on Friday. Soon after the session was declared open by speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Khurram Sher Zaman raised the issue of the Shree Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple [...]

March 31, 2014 HHR News updates, Pakistan 0

Another Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan

Another Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan

A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to offer prayers. “But after offering [...]

March 29, 2014 HHR Pakistan 0

Pakistan : 95% of Hindu places of worship put to commercial use: Survey

Pakistan : 95% of Hindu places of worship put to commercial use: Survey

ISLAMABAD: Out of 428 minorities’ places of worship in the country, 408 have been converted into toy stores, restaurants, government offices and schools after 1990, a survey has found. Another shocking figure disclosed in the survey conducted by the All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement (PHRM) was that only 20 Hindu temples out of the 428 places [...]

March 27, 2014 HHR Pakistan, World Focus 0