May 22, 2024

Pakistan Faces Backlash: Hindu Woman Brutally Murdered in Sinjhoro with Shocking Acts of Violence

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A horrifying incident in Sinjhoro town, Pakistan, has brought attention to the plight of minorities in the country. A Hindu widow named Daya (Diya) Bheel was allegedly beheaded and had her skin peeled off, causing outrage and distress. Senator Krishna Kumari, representing the Pakistan Peoples Party from Tharparkar Sindh, visited the village and confirmed the brutal murder, describing it as an act of extreme brutality.

The Indian government has called on Pakistan to fulfill its responsibility of protecting minorities, urging them to ensure their safety, security, and well-being. However, specific details about the case are yet to be known, according to Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs.

The incident has raised concerns about the treatment of minorities in Sindh, Pakistan. The nonprofit news organization, The Rise News, expressed frustration over the lack of media coverage and statements from politicians in Islamabad or the Sindh government regarding the case. The victim, Daya Bheel, was a 40-year-old widow and a member of the Bheel tribal community. She leaves behind four children.

In a separate development, the UK government recently imposed sanctions on Mian Abdul Haq, a Muslim cleric, due to his involvement in forced conversions and marriages of girls and women from religious minorities. This move, according to the International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS), highlights the precarious situation faced by minorities in Pakistan. Mian Abdul Haq, also known as Mian Mithu, was previously associated with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) but was expelled after his involvement in the forced conversion and marriage of Rinkle Kumari, a girl from the Hindu minority community.

The dire human rights situation in Pakistan has been widely reported by various media outlets and international bodies. Activists have pointed out the alarming rise in forced conversions and attacks on minority communities, particularly in Sindh. Incidents of coerced conversion of minor Hindu, Sikh, and Christian girls have become distressingly common.

In November, the World Sindhi Congress held a conference in London, during which the chairperson, Dr. Rubina Shaikh, emphasized the ongoing challenges faced by Sindh, calling it the “worst period in history.” The World Sindhi Congress has urged international institutions, including the United Nations, to take legal action against the Pakistani government, even suggesting filing a case of ecocide in local and international courts.

The situation in Sindh is dire, and the World Sindhi Congress has called for a united struggle among Sindhis for the right to self-determination in their homeland. The need to address the alarming state of affairs for women, minorities, children, and media personnel in Pakistan remains a pressing concern.

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