Jodhpur: “We Hindus in Pakistan are being discriminated against, tortured and harassed,” complains Ram Lal, a 45-year-old migrant from Pakistan, one of the estimated 10,000 migrants from that country settled in and around here in the desert state of Rajisthan. He come to Jodhpur with his family of five over six months ago when, he says, things started to worsen.” I do not want to go back… being a Hindu, there are so many problems for you in Pakistan,” Ram Lal told IANS, adding that only one member of his family, his brother, now lives in Pakistan…
[Dear editor Indus Asia Online Journal, as you know that I am a Former President of National Students Federation Pakistan and a contributary Columnist in daily “Jang”. I have received a following letter from Mr. Rashid Gill and I am forwarding it as it is for people’s review. – Faheem Aamer]
August 21, 2009
Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, The Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan , Prime Minister House, Islamabad, Pakistan
Subject: Heinous Massacre of Christians in Gojra
On behalf of the church leadership and congregation, I would like to draw your kind attention to the heinous act of terror carried out by Muslim mobs against Christians living in the village of Korian and later in Gojra in district of Toba Tek Singh. According to the information received from independent sources like “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan”, 7 Christians were burnt alive and more than 50 houses were ransacked, looted and torched by the Muslim mobs. According to the same details, the mobs were protesting against the desecration of “Holy Quran” at Chak No. 496 JB Korian near Gojra.
by Imtiaz Ahmed Barkazai, Karachi, Sindh
Courtesy: Statesman on 26/9/2009
I am a senior government official with blue passport, besides I am an agriculturist possessing ancestral agricultural property and such income is being regularly declared by me. I have been visiting United Kingdom since 1983 and have visited this great country various occasions as I like its historical sites and its hospitable people.
By FEROZE A URSANI, Swansea, IL, USA
Mr Nizamani, in his unique subtle way, has posted a piece which should wake us up to the reality: Has a second Sindhi Hindus exodus already begun?
When MLK delivered his historic speech in the famous Riverside Church in NY, Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence, he opened by voicing his agreement with the Clergy and Layman Association’s Executive Council Resolution, which started with “A time comes when silence is betrayal”.
I believe for us Sindhis’ our time has come when silence is betrayal. Please speak up, write, plead, cajole, demand, do whatever you can; to try and stem this exodus. We lost our limbs in 1947; let’s not loose our torso and soul now!