November 30, 2007

Attrocities against Hindus in Pakistan : Question raised in Indian Parliament

Source : http://164.100.47.4/rsq/quest.asp?qref=131109


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1084
ANSWERED ON 29.11.2007


HINDUS IN SINDH PROVINCE .


1084. SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL


Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether Hindu population in the Sindh province of Pakistan are living under the threat of terror and the number of incidents of kidnapping of Hindus have increased throughout the province;

(b) if so, the reaction of Government thereto;

(c) whether Government had or are considering to have any dialogue with Governments of other countries including Pakistan to curb increasing crimes against Hindus; and

(d) if so, the details thereof ?



ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

(SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE)


(a)-(d) The Pakistan press has been carrying reports of violence including kidnapping against citizens of Pakistan belonging to minority groups. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), a reputed Pakistan based NGO, in its annual reports, has also highlighted violence against Hindus in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan. These reports have not been part of bilateral talks between India and Pakistan.

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