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Kidnappers in Pakistan to release Hindu boy only if family embraces Islam

The kidnappers affiliated to the Tablighi Jamaat in Sindh do not want money in exchange of the boy; they want his entire family to convert

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According to a video posted on Twitter retweeted 969 times at the time of filing of this report, kidnappers affiliated to the Tablighi Jamaat abducted a Hindu boy in Pakistan. The majority community in the Pakistani city vandalised houses of Bhils in the area thereafter. They evicted the Hindus from their houses and illegally seized most of their property.

The distraught mother of the boy has been pleading for her son’s release. The mother says that she would like to die rather than embrace Islam — a precondition for the release of the Hindu boy the Muslim kidnappers have put forth.

The kidnappers affiliated to the Tablighi Jamaat in Sindh, Pakistan, are not demanding money for the release of the boy. They say if the boy’s family embraces Islam, they will release him.

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The family is not accepting the condition of the kidnappers. Women of the area have been protesting against religious conversion for some time.

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In the video, a Hindu woman from Pakistan can be seen breaking down, pleading for the release of her son. Other people of the local Hindu community are standing around the woman, holding placards in their hands and protesting against the atrocities committed by the Muslims there.

In another video that has gone viral, the same woman is heard saying that she will accept death but will never accept the condition of the kidnappers.

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This is not the first time such an incident has occurred in Pakistan. In the Nawabshah of Sindh, a Hindu couple was forcibly converted to Islam recently on 15 May. The local Imam Hakim Qadri carried out this forced religious conversion.

Many other members of the Jamaat Ahl e Sunnah were present on the spot. After the forced conversion, the husband and wife were given money for their life ahead.

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The Pakistan Human Rights Commission in its 335-page human rights status report in 2018 had said that in 2018 Sindh province alone saw an estimated 1,000 cases of abduction and forced conversions of Hindu and Christian girls.

The cities where such cases have occurred repeatedly are Umarkot, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Karachi, Tando Allahyar, Kashmir and Ghotki.

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Some of these Hindus manage to flee Pakistan by obtaining visas with the excuse of attending some festival in India and then refuse to go back when the visas expire. It was to protect such Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis and other non-Muslims of Pakistan from persecution that India had last year amended its Citizenship Act of 1955.

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