New Delhi (NVI): In yet another case of forced conversion and religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan, 102 Hindu men, women and children were converted to Islam in Badin district.
The incident took place at Golarchi area of Badin in Sindh-Pakistan on Saturday, as all idols of Hindu Gods were destroyed in a local temple, which was converted into a mosque.
A video of the incident is doing rounds on social media. Such incidents of forced conversion and forced marriage of Hindu girls after abduction have become common in the recent past, with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also taking note of the gruesome acts.
102 Hindu Men, Women and children are converted to Islam in Golarchi, District Badin, Sindh-Pakistan. All idols of Hindu Gods are destroyed in local temple and now Hindu Temple is converted into a mosque. 27-06-2020 pic.twitter.com/wYBva5BDee
— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) June 28, 2020
Earlier this year, the Human Rights body said that over the years, “there have been horrific, religiously motivated attacks on the minority communities and any efforts towards eradicating the violence, prejudices, and inequalities have been virtually imperceptible”.
In another incident reported on Saturday, the 14-year-old daughter of a Hindu woman was abducted for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced to conversion in Saedabad, Hala Mitiari, of Sindh province Pakistan.
In a video shared by a social activist, the mother is seen wailing inconsolably and saying, “It is a curse to born in an Islamic County”. Out of the immense shock and pain at such loss of her teenage daughter, she is seen hitting herself with grief, falling unconscious on the ground.
“It is a curse to born in an Islamic County”.
Says a Non-Muslim, Hindu mother, while hiting herself with grief, falling unconscious, whose 14-years daughter, Nasiban, is taken for sexual exploitation & forced conversion to Islam in Saedabad,Hala,Mitiari, Sindh-Pakistan.27-6-2020 pic.twitter.com/h8rdVoXJlX
— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) June 27, 2020
Pakistan has a history of atrocities against the minority communities especially Hindu girls, who are often kidnapped and forced into conversion.