KARACHI: Its too worse to see that minorities are facing lot of problems in Pakistan but on the other hand they are also much better life than those who migrated to India.
This was stated by speakers at an event organized by Pakistan Hindu Seva (PHS) in collaboration with Coalition for the Rights of Minorities and Global Human Rights Defence. The event was arranged under National Level Advocacy and Campaign for the Religious Minorities in Pakistan where participants from different organization participated to become part of the event.
Speaking at the occasion Mr. Chander Kolhi Vice President of PHS shared his recent research of fact-finding investigation in Sindh where he said that they have recently conducted research in 7 districts of Sindh where they found the issue of Health, Forced Conversion, Bonded Labor and Education with minorities. He said PHS has conducted research on 30 cases of Hindus since last year in which majority of the cases were of Rape, Forced Conversion, Education, Health and Bonded labor.
President PHS Sanjesh S.Dhanja told the organization is currently working on fact finding investigation and legal assistance to minorities and have worked on different themes like that of Education, Religious Knowledge, Graveyard cleaning, Heath, Natural calamities.
Mr. Amarnath Motumal, Vice Chairperson HRCP said that Hindus in Pakistan are equal citizens and have equal rights like that of others; due to few problems in society Hindus should not migrate but should face and solve the problem here. ‘Respecting Hindu community we can make a brighter Pakistan,’ he said. Motumal also discussed about the migration of Hindu community from Pakistan and said that Hindus are not migrating from Pakistan, as the number of families told by media or Governments representative. ‘India is not safe for us, we are born in Pakistan and we are Pakistani and this land is ours like that of others,’ he said. Appraising Pakistan he said that Pakistan is our nationality and we can never leave Pakistan.
Ms. Kiran, Women Rights Activist also spoke on the issues of women in backward areas of Sindh. Mr. Chander Kolhi from PHS wish Raksha Bandhan to all Hindu families on behalf of PHS and also wished Independence day to all Pakistanis.
Minority Day Celebrations: Sat Guru Nawal Foundation (SGNF) celebrates Minority Day 2014 with the Collaboration with non-profit organization namely Helping Hands Trust.
Speaking at the occasion the Founder & President of SGNF, Vajeesh Partab said minority is playing vital role for Development of Pakistan and willing to more contribution for Prosperity of our beloved country but why Authorities & Civil Society avoid us from the History. Expressing his views General Secretary of Helping Hands Trust Asif Iqbal said minority is the asset of Pakistan and we all are one nation. Mrs. Safina Gill from Christian Community, Muhammad Anas Rehman and others also discussed Social & Political Issues of Minority in Pakistan. Syed Taha Ahmed also discussed his experience about Literacy based Short Film (Yours Sincerely). A cake ceremony was also witnessed on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day 2014.