Protest at the UN against persecution of Hindus at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan
A group of protesters protested at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, protesting the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan.
11th July, 2020
Protesting the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan, a group of protesters staged a protest at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. The 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council was going on at that time on Friday. During this time, protesters strongly opposed the persecution of Hindus at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists backed by Imran Khan government.
The protesters said that Hindus are being largely sidelined in Pakistan. They are being harassed. They are being discriminated against. Violence against them is increasing on religious grounds. Abduction, assault, sexual offenses and murders of Hindus are common. This minority community is being further limited and narrowed by spreading hatred against Hindus. Pakistani MPs and leaders openly issue hate messages against Hindus.
Similarly, Pakistani fundamentalist Islamic leaders are against the construction of Hindu temples there. He says that being an Islamic country of Pakistan, there is no scope for any temple to be there. Recently in Sindh province, a mob attacked the temple of Hindus and destroyed it. Such attacks are carried out at the behest of Islamic fundamentalists who have the support of the Imran Khan government.
More recently, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the human rights abuses in the country as a matter of concern. The Commission had said that in the incidents which took place last year, action was taken against human rights to suppress political disagreements. During this time the mainstream media was attacked. Phone and internet were monitored and restrictions were imposed on social media. Not only this, freedom of expression was also attacked.
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