Pakistan: Hindu teenage Girl, Kidnapped and Forcefully Converted


[DAWN] Several hundred Hindus belonging to the Bagri clan took out a rally, held a protest demonstration for hours and surrounded the car of a former lawmaker in Jacobabad on Monday against police failure to recover a teenage girl of their community who they said had been kidnapped and was being forced to convert. Rani Bagri,…

Hindu communities in Pakistan are under constant attack


[PCP] Global Minorities Alliance, which fights for the rights of persecuted minority communities the world over, has documented that the discrimination facing communities does not just come in the form of violence on the streets, but also comes through institutional and systematic discrimination in the law courts and in the police stations.  “Subsequent Governments have…

India: Muslim Leaders were responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots in U.P


[Press Trust of India]  BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former Uttar Pradesh minister Saeed-uz-Zama of Congress are among the 10 persons charge sheeted by the SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots for provoking communal tension with inflammatory speeches during a Muslim community panchayat. What Really Happened In Muzaffarnagar Riots? The charge sheet was filed…

Ten more Hindu idols desecrated now in Bangladesh by Islamic Extremists


Punishment demanded for Jhalakathi UNO for allegedly aiding attempted grab of Hindu widow’s land, Moulvibazar unit Bangladesh Mahila Parishad urges public unity to resist anti-Hindu pogrom Ten Hindu idols in a Narsingdi temple were desecrated by some 10-12 unidentified miscreants yesterday. Meanwhile, speakers at a human chain demanded that the Rajapur upazila nirbahi officer (UNO)…

Madarsa Cleric held for causing boy’s death


[The Hindu] In what appears to be a case of corporal punishment, a 10-year-old boy, who was allegedly caned by his teacher at a Madrassa in Dharmapuri, died on Monday. In another case reported in Tirupur, an Arabic teacher reportedly caused burns using an iron box on a boy for being naughty. Serious injuries The victim…

We left Pakistan, but not the Faith, Says Pakistani Hindus


[The Hindu] A group of 29 Hindus from the Sindh province of Pakistan have been demonstrating at Jantar Mantar here for the past four days to demand that the Indian Government provide them food, shelter and jobs. On October 5 this year, the group entered India legally, seeking a better future for themselves. However, they were…

Hindus protest demolition of temple in Pakistan


[Business Standard] A large number of Pakistani Hindus today joined a protest outside the Press Club here over the demolition of an 80-year-old temple in the city’s Soldier Bazar area. The Krishna or Rama Peer Mandir at Dholi Khata in Soldier Bazar has become a bone of contention between the minority Hindu community and a…

India: Fatwa Bans Hindus From Entering Muslim Majority Village


[Daily Pioneer] Ramanathapuram district, 527 km south of Chennai, which houses Rameswaram Temple and many holy shrines, is getting out of bound for outsiders. Local Jamaath Councils have issued ‘fatwas’ declaring Muslim-majority villages out of bound for people even from the district itself. Entrances to Athiyuthu, Puthuvalassai, Panaikulam, Azhagankulam and Sitharkottai sport such boards, all put…

Pakistani Hindu Refugees Stage Demonstration outside UN Office on Rights Day


[Indian Express] Over a hundred Hindu refugees from Pakistan held a protest outside the office of United Nations (UN) here on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. They submitted a memorandum addressed to UN Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon at the United Nations information centre demanding Indian citizenship to refugees. Protestors said that para-military religious terrorist…