Karachi, May 17 (PTI) A video widely distributed on social media shows members of Pakistan’s Hindu Bheel community protesting their alleged forced conversion to Islam by Muslim groups in the interior of Sindh province, prompting a Hindu MP to request an inquiry into the incident.
The chairman of Pakistan’s Hindu Council and member of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Dr Ramesh Vankwani, said the video showed Hindu women and children holding placards and banners and protesting the Tablighi Jamaat group.
Vankwani said the government minority council must immediately order an investigation into the incident because the Hindu community had long protested the forced conversion in the interior of Sindh.
Hindus in Sindh province accuse the Jamaat Tabligh of torturing them and destroying their property in villages around the Nasurpur area in Matiar in the province.
The video shows some protesters shouting that they would rather die than leave their religion.
In another video, a Hindu woman is seen protesting that her son has been kidnapped by members of the Jamaat. He begged them to release his son.
The victims alleged that when their homes were destroyed they were told that if they wanted to live there they would have to convert to Islam.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has mentioned in its recent report on motivated efforts to forcibly convert members of the Hindu and Christian communities.
Hindus form the largest minority community in Pakistan.
According to official estimates, 75 Hindu lakhs live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, more than 90 lakhs of Hindus live in this country.
The majority of Pakistan’s Hindu population lives in the Sindh province where they share culture, traditions and languages with their Muslim counterparts. PTI CORR ZH
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