In yet another inhuman incident of conversion emerging from Pakistan’s Sindh province, the Muslim majority has by force converted 102 Hindus to Islam in the Badin district. The conversion of 102 Hindu men, women and children happened in Golarchi, which falls under Badin district of Sindh province in Pakistan, sources said.
This is not the first time that such an incident has come to light. On 17 May, in a viral video, a Hindu woman belonging to the Bheel tribe in Nasarpur village in Matiari in the Sindh province of Pakistan could be seen putting up a strong resistance against her forced conversion to Islam.
A leader of Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement in Sindh, had allegedly kidnapped a Hindu boy and had demanded the boy’s conversion to Islam as a ransom for releasing him.
The mother of the boy could be heard demanding the release of his son. She screamed, “We will prefer to die but never ever convert to Islam.” It must be mentioned that the kidnappers of the Hindu boy have been seeking the conversion of Hindu families to Islam as a ransom to release the boy.
Besides, houses belonging to Bheel Hindus had been ransacked and vandalised. Their properties have been illegally grabbed and forced to vacate their own houses.
In fact, all idols of Hindu gods kept in a local temple were destroyed and the premises was converted into a mosque.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Such incidents of forced conversion and forced marriage of Hindu girls after abduction have become common in the recent past, with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also taking note of the gruesome acts.
Earlier this year, the human rights body said that over the years, “There have been horrific, religiously motivated attacks on the minority communities and any efforts towards eradicating the violence, prejudices, and inequalities have been virtually imperceptible”.
In another incident reported on Saturday, Muslims abducted the 14-year-old daughter of a Hindu woman for sexual exploitation and forced her to embrace Islam in Saedabad, Hala Mitiari, of Sindh province Pakistan.
The persecuted minorities of Pakistan — to provide shelter to whom India had amended its citizenship law last year — hit the streets in protest. “We will prefer to die but will never ever convert to Islam,” read the hand-written posters in the hands of women and children.
Speaking on behalf of protesters, a woman said that they were thrashed, their properties were forcibly taken and homes were destroyed. She added that they were being asked to convert to Islam if they wanted to get their houses back. The Hindu community in Pakistan has a history of being on target, added the commission.
“They are also forced to learn Islamic studies in school. There is also some concern that there are not enough Christian burial grounds and Hindu cremation grounds.”