Persecution of Hindus continue in Pakistan unabatedly. According to the President of Pakistan Hindu Council president Gopal Khamuani, the recurring abductions of Hindu girls have crossed all limits.
On the rising trend of abductions, Khamuni stated, “Yet another case of Hindu girl abduction from Sindh. We Hindus are being targeted once again. I must say now the water is getting above head and we could not bear this anymore. Abduction of Hindu girls is increasing as large number of minority girls have been kidnapped and forcedly converted in the last three to four months.”
Khamuni was referring to the abduction of Payal Devi, 18-year-old daughter of Fatan Rathore, by her Muslim teacher Syed Irshad Shah. He is a resident of Baksho Laghari village in Sindh Province. After the incident, Hindus took out a protest in the town on July 5. According to reports, the victim’s parents are not being allowed to meet their daughter.
Khamuni stated: “It is getting worse day by day for Hindus in Sindh. …We cannot tolerate more abductions; we cannot see families weeping due to this unethical and shameful acts. It needs to be stopped.”
According to the Hindu Council chief, such incidents are forcing Hindus to migrate to other countries. He called upon Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, chairman of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Bilawal Bhutto to work towards mitigating the plight of Hindu minorities in Pakistan.