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Hindu community lives in constant fear in Pakistan: US lawmakers

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Hindu community lives in constant fear in Pakistan: US lawmakers
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Washington: Influential American lawmakers have expressed concern over deterioration of human rights situation in particular those of the minority Hindus in Pakistan‘s Sindh province.

“Sindh’s Hindu community lives in constant fear of their women being forcibly converted to Islam,” Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez alleged during a briefing on human rights situation in Sindh held in US Congress this week.

Sanchez, Co-Chair of Sindh Caucus in US House of Representatives, said that Sindh is now in “humanitarian crisis” due to terrible human rights violations and other crimes like disappearances and assassinations of political activists and dissidents, forced conversions of Hindu women and religious extremist violence is on rise in Sindh.

“Political activists or dissidents are specifically targeted and Islamic extremism continues to grow in the Sindh province. The madrassa network is constantly going against the Sindhi population,” she alleged.

Congressman Brad Sherman said, “we are building bridges between Sindh and the people of the US. We want American government to communicate with the people of Sindh in Sindhi language. We are still not successful to bring the broadcast of Voice of America in Sindhi Language.”

There is no country more important to the security of America than Pakistan and there is no community more tolerant than Sindhi speaking community of Pakistan, said Sherman, who has been instrumental in recent launching of Sindhi language website of the US consulate Karachi.
India TV

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