On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Hindu refugees from Sindh staged a protest outside the United Nations’ Information Office at Lodhi Estate here on Tuesday demanding cancellation of Pakistan’s membership from the international body on the grounds that Hindus were being persecuted there.
Led by Swami Omji, the protest was against victimisation of Hindus by the State-sponsored actors in Sindh province of Pakistan. The delegation of refugees comprising journalist-cum-activist Zulfiqar Shah met the UN Country Representative and submitted a memorandum of demands addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The memorandum demanded the international body to take notice of ethno-religious cleansing of Hindus, mostly Sindhi Hindus, in the Sindh province as well as rest of Pakistan. It urged the UN to declare Pakistan a terrorist State, charge concerned security establishment leadership into the ethnic cleansing of Sindhi-Hindus and cancel the country’s membership from the UN.
The memorandum stated that the security establishment of Pakistan has been “harassing and terrorising Hindus, who according to the independent figures, are 8.5 million in Sindh.”