On March 15, a group of influential Muslims in the Kachi Abadi neighborhood of Okara, located in Pakistan’s Punjab province, demolished the home of a poor Christian family. According to local reports, the home belonged to Nadeem Sohotra, a 30-year-old sanitation worker and father of three children.
Speaking to International Christian Concern (ICC), Sohotra explained that he purchased the 403 square foot house in 2015 and holds all the legal documents to the property. Despite this, his family were told they are not allowed to live in this home due to their religious identity as Christians.
On March 15, Sohotra and his family were away visiting relatives when one of Sohotra’s Muslim friends informed him that his house was being bulldozed.
“When I reached my home, I saw some unknown armed men were demolishing my house and looting the valuables,” Sohotra told ICC. “I tried to stop them, but one of the armed men shouted at me and threatened me at gunpoint.”
According to Sohotra, this armed man told him to leave the scene of the demolition and keep his mouth shut. Another man then said that he was not allowed to live in the neighborhood because he was Christian and the rest of his neighbors were Muslims. The man then told Sohotra he could stay if he was willing to convert to Islam.
The next day, March 16, Sohotra reported the incident to local police. However, his application is still pending and to date has been left unheard.
Across Pakistan, Christians face widespread intolerance and discrimination. This second-class status often leaves them vulnerable to attack by extremists and easy targets for criminals.
Every Year 1000s Non-Muslim minor girls r abducted,raped ; Forcefully converted to Islam in Pakistan.These girls ended up in prostitution ; sex slavery. Influentials like Mian Mithu have dozens of such girls in his HARUM to please his guests, do Sex Parties in Burjhundi Sindh-Pak
2 Hindu Men, Ashok and Chaman were severely beaten by shopkeepers when they went to buy daily items in Tando Jan Muhammad, Mir Khuda Bakhsh Colony, Sindh-Pakistan. But funny things is police case is registred against these 2 beaten Hindus and are arrested.What a Pakistani justice!
The Afghan Sikhs living in Kabul are being threatened by the ISIS-K to quit Afghanistan. Notably, the ISIS-K had killed more than two dozen Sikhs and 8 others in a suicidal attack carried out at Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.
Sharing the development with media, Kabul resident Gurnam Singh and Sarpal Singh informed that a terrorist organization has threatened them to quit Afghanistan within 10 days otherwise all of them will be killed.
They informed that the terrorist organizations are threatening them despite deployment of more than 200 Afghan soldiers around Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.
After this threatening, the Kabul Sikhs are instructing each other to avoid any movement out of their houses or towards Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.
The Afghan Sikhs have demanded immediate travel arrangements for their secuare evacuation from Afghanistan without naming any country.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Pakistan government has asked the Afghan Sikhs to get shifted in Peshawar but the Afghan Sikhs have not responded yet.
At present, there are only 600 names of Sikhs and Hindus in the voter list of Afghanistan. There are only two Gurdwaras, one in Kabul another in Jalalabad, running in Afghanistan.
Yesterday about 12:00 PM, A Christian Laborer Boota Masih was tortured ; murdered in Village Harchoki, Chooniyan, Kasoor, Punjab-Pakistan by Muhammad Tufail and others.
Is Sweden a new Colony of Pakistan?
Pakistani agencies have killed and disappeared 100 ;1000s of Activists. But now they are operating like this in Sweden, it’s realy a big mark on security.
Friends and acquaintances of journalist Sajid Hussain Baloch are shocked to learn that he has been missing from Swedish city Uppsala for nearly a month without a trace.
The editorial board of an online magazine, Balochistan Times, of which Hussain was the chief editor, publicly shared the news on Saturday that he had been missing from the Swedish city of Uppsala since March 2 and that a formal case had been filed with the Swedish police on March 3.
“As of today (March 28), there is no clue about his whereabouts and well-being. The police have not shared any progress in the investigations with his family and friends,” read the press statement.
His brother Wajid Baloch told Dawn that they had waited out 14 days thinking that Sajid might have been stuck in quarantine somewhere, but they opted to break the silence after so many days had passed.
Hussain had left the country some eight years ago after receiving death threats.
His wife Shehnaz told Dawn that he had worked on the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, but his report exposing a top drug lord Imam Bheel in 2012 led to some threats. He also sensed being followed, she said. “Then some people broke into his house in Quetta when he was out investigating a story. They took away his laptop and other papers too. After that he left Pakistan in September 2012 and never came back,” said Shehnaz.
Taj Baloch, a friend of Sajid’s in Sweden, said he had met him a day before his disappearance and everything seemed fine. The next day, his phone was off, and he would not return any calls. The last someone had heard from him was when he was in a hostel office, getting the key of his room and he said he would call back.
When they approached the Uppsala police, they were told that people often went into isolation and their privacy could not be broken. However, upon pushing the police and filing a case with Swedish NGO Missing People, a case was registered. Despite that, no evidence has come forth as yet.
The family does not know who is behind the disappearance but has expressed profound concern as to how a journalist could go missing in a country like Sweden that always advocates press freedom. “Still we believe that Swedish authorities will not deny us justice and we will surely be given an answer.”
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of poor people gathered at Rehrri Ghoth in Karachi to receive food supplies and daily essentials.
However, those who belong to the Hindu community were told to go back since the rations were only meant for Muslims.
Sindh government issued an order to distribute ration lockdown through local NGOs and administration to daily wage workers and laborers.
The distribution of food supplies was organized by local government in collaboration with the district government.
Hindus were told that they were not eligible for having food supplies since it was only meant for Muslims, said activists
No screening arrangements were provided for nearly 3,000 people who had gathered to collect rations. The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan has risen to 1,559.
Hindus in Liyari, Sachal Ghoth and other parts of Karachi as well as all over Sindh are being denied a share in government food and rations if they happen to be Hindus.
Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, a political activist has warned that the minorities are now faced with a serious food crisis and asked the Indian government to send supplies via Rajasthan to Sindh.
He appealed to PM Modi to intervene without delay to avert a humanitarian crisis in Sindh. There are more than half a million Hindus living in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Rapist of 9-year-old Maha is arrested by Murdan,KPK police. This is his confession. According to him he already have 2 wives.He saw Minor child playing, Satan forced him to rape and murder her so infact Satan is responsible for all this.He is innocent so should be forgiven ; free.
Pakistan ; its NGOs since 1947 surviving on Aid by Non-Muslims. But when poor Pakistani Non-Muslims need help,they simply told that its forbidden in Islam to help a Non-Muslim when a Muslim Brother is in Need too. NGOs giving food to Muslims but beating Non-Muslims when they ask.
A Minor girl Maha was Raped and Murdered in Mardan, Near Khatak Kanta, KPK-Pakistan.The Rapist Akhtar Hussain have 2 wives. Majority in Pakistan believes that a 5 year old girl is capable to have and enjoy sexual intercourse, so child rape is a common crime in everyday newspaper.