Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Hindu reports: Forcible conversion of Hindu girls on rise in Sindh according to HRCP

Suddenly, The Hindu news paper - known for leftist and staunch anti-Hindu views - finds out Hindu girls are being kidnapped in Pakistan.

Should The Hindu news paper be called Islamophobic and communal too?

I started this blog 2 years ago and I lost count of how many times I have written about kidnapping of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan. And I remember many times when I have not put up some reports of kidnappings for some personal reasons (lack of time).

So, whats the big deal now as Hindus in Pakistan are on the verge of disappearing from Pakistan altogether. According to census report in the year 1998, they constitute 1.6 % of Pakistan's population. In 50s that percentage is more than 15%.

In the larger picture, this practice of abducting and kidnapping Non Muslim women (married or un-married) in Muslim majority nations takes place in Bangladesh and Egypt too. In Egypt, it is the Coptic girls who are regularly kidnapped and converted. And it any body's concern that population of Hindus in Bangladesh came down from above 25 % in the year 1971 to less than 8 % today? Numbers of Coptic Christians in Egypt too are in downward trend.

Overall, the populations of Non Muslims in Muslim majority countries are falling. Is there any significance to this phenomenon of inhumanity? Should it concern freedom loving people? Who and what is responsible for such wide spread ethnic cleansing of religious minorities in Islamic countries? Can we say that it has to do with teachings of Islam?

Some one might say that HRCP (Human right commission of Pakistan) is Islamic implying blaming Islam for some bad apples is uncalled for.

There may be Muslims in HRCP and the sudden concern of these luminaries in HRCP about ethnic cleansing of Hindus and Sikhs might be due to the realization that there will be no Hindus in future so that they can feel superiority. After all, Koran teaches Muslims are the best and superior while infidels are the worst of all creatures.

I equally wonder about how stupid an individual could be esp. if they are from HRCP. Because, when we take in to consideration of the kind of restrictions Sharia imposes on Non Muslims or Sharia law's institutionalized discrimination against Non Muslims, this extermination of Non Muslims along with their culture  from Islamic lands is just a foregone conclusion.

When Koran states humiliating Non Muslims is a religious obligation of Muslims, what can be a better way of inflicting humiliation upon infidels than abducting their women (married or unmarried) as it also serves double purpose of increasing Muslim population simultaneously achieving reductions in infidel population as women are at center of procreation.

Forcible conversion of Hindu girls on rise in Sindh: HRCP

On an average around 20 to 25 Hindu girls are being forcibly converted to Islam every month in the southern Sindh province, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said.

Urging the authorities to take note of these forced conversions, HRCP officials told reporters on Saturday that culprits were taking advantage of loopholes in the law.

Amarnath Motumel of the HRCP said that within a month 20 forced conversions had taken place.

“Apart from minor school girls, married women with children are not spared either,” he said.

The issue of Hindu girls being forcibly converted has come to the fore after the case of 18-year-old Rinkle Kumari from Sukkur who has converted and taken the Muslim name of Faryal after marrying a Muslim boy.

The family of the girl claim she was kidnapped and forcibly converted even after she appeared in court in Sukkur and claimed she converted out of her own free will.

But Motumel pointed out that not only were affected families warned of dire consequences but whenever a Hindu girl or her family appeared in court hundreds of religious zealots gather to pressurise them or they take to the streets as pressure tactics and to create an atmosphere of fear.

The families of Rinkle Kumari were also present at the conference in which her brother Inder said that had she been allowed to meet with her family members privately and even once she would never have converted.

“Despite the President’s orders for the girl’s rescue we are still waiting for something to be done.”

HRCP official Professor Badar Soomro said there was a need to enact new laws to restore a sense of security among the Hindu community.

He also said if a girl is kidnapped and her family registers a case she should be kept in a Darul Aman at least for a month before she is produced in court to record her statement.

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