Prominent Hindu organizations of America including World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), Hindu Amer-ican Foundation (HAF), United States Sindhi Alliance donated School Uniforms and Stationary to 60 Pakistani Hindu Refugees children based at city of Jodhpur, Raja-sthan, India. Each school going child was given a set of school uniform, shoe pair and school bag. The School Uniforms and Stationary were donated as a part of na-tionwide project in USA coordinated by an alliance of various Hindu organizations under project ‘Pakistani Hindu Refugee Relief’.
This massive and complex donation events which requires reaching, capturing physical measurement for dress and shoes for each school going person , ordering and distribution was coordinated by local VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) and Hindu Helpline activists.
In total there are 70 School going children at one perma-nent camp all of whom are being enrolled three different government schools. In good faith, schools have given free enrollment, school fee waived. A requirement was school dress, shoes and school bag, which was translated to VHP Jodhpur and reached VHPA. VHPA updated ‘Pakistani Hindu Refugee Relief’ project partners and thus funds were collected and this event focusing on assisting Hindu refugee children with local school com-pliance and norms was implemented.
Hindu refugees have recently arrived from Pakistan after facing grave human rights violation, with situation in Pakistan become inhabitable for Hindus in Pakistan, more refugees are arriving in India on religious visas. Many of the refugees claim that they are subject to discrimination in Pakistan and are subject to various human rights violations like freedom of work, speech, religion and reside. In late 2012 a total of two hundred and forty refugees arrived from Pakistan Sindh province, recently around 500—700 refugees arrived from Pakistan com-prising mainly women and children.
Efforts towards this cause has paid fruits with Jodhpur district administration providing a municipal shelter for earlier group. More information on this united effort can be researched at : http://pakhindurefugeerelief.wordpress.com
Hindu Organizations in America requests Indian Government to provide immediate citizenship and assistance in terms of land allotment, temporary work permits and BPL cards to Pakistani Hindu Refugees who wish to settle in India. These Pakistani Hindu refu-gees have travelled a long way from Pakistan to escape severe human rights violations. It’s a moral and ethical duty of various state and central government to provide assistance to our Hindu brothers and sisters. Hindu Organizations in America also request India based social and philanthropist organizations to come forward and help these refugees in whatever faculties.
In 1947 and 1975 also millions of refugees ar-rived in India from Pakistan and Bangladesh, many are settled now as Indian citizens, hopefully these refugees will also one day con-tribute towards growth of India. It’s in this cur-rent phase they need your help. In past MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) & local admin-istration has provided assistance and US based Hindu organizations appreciate that.
“Service to Human Beings is Service to God” – Swami Vivekananda
Many Hindu organizations in USA are also protesting at Paki-stani consulates and demanding immediate relief to Hindus in Pakistan. More information on this worldwide efforts alongside reports can be researched at : http://protestagainstpakistan.com.
Still there are many upcoming requirements like water filters, clothes, blankets, Sewing Machines, Charpai – Bed ( looking to the fact that winters are coming up) and more tents. Tents are important requirement as they provide shelter to one family of four to five and also protect Hindu refugees from insects, reptiles and nature ( rain, sun, wind).
NOTE# Pictures contain photos of one group for entire donation ( total 60 school children) pictures / videos please visit project website:
SUCESSFULL EVENTS CONDUCTED TILL DATE
Please see all press releases and news coverage at:http://pakhindurefugeerelief.wordpress.com
Request for a land where these Pakistani Hindu groups can reside in peace without bothering for monthly migration is the most important and urgent need. VHPA & allied American Hindu Or-ganizations on behalf of Global Hindu Community requests Govt. of Rajasthan to allot permanent land to these three groups of refuges and other groups based in Rajasthan and help them towards Indian citizenship process.