Hindu Community To Stage Sit-In Against Killing Of Pakistani Hindu Family In India

Pakistan Hindu Council has decided to stage a sit-in outside the Indian embassy in Islamabad to protest the killing of a Pakistani Hindu family in Jodhpur last month.

“Thousands of people of the Hindu community are on their way to Islamabad to take part in the sit-in that I have called in protest against the killing of Pakistani Hindu family in Jodhpur,” PHC Chairman MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said.

Vankwani said India has not shared details of the case with Pakistan despite repeated requests, reported Express Tribune. “Both India and Pakistan are signatory to the UN resolutions and New Delhi is bound to provide such details. We will keep pressuring India to bring to light the facts,” he added.

Earlier, Vankwani also called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss the 'Jodhpur incident'.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, "Vankwani briefed Qureshi about the anxiety in the Pakistani Hindu community over last month’s incident in Rajasthan."

He said that Shrimati Mukhi, the daughter of the deceased head of the family, had filed an FIR in Sanghar over the incident. Vankwani claimed that according to Mukhi, her father, mother, and other family members were murdered after refusing to spy on Pakistan and issue anti-Pakistan statements at the behest of an Indian intelligence agency.

Immediately after the incident, the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi had asked the Indian government for access to a surviving member of the family, sharing of copies of the FIR and initial investigation report, and facilitating the presence of the high commission’s representatives during the post-mortem of the deceased persons, the statement added.

In August, eleven members of a family of Pakistani Hindu migrants were found dead in a farm in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India, on Sunday.

The Hindu family had settled in Lodta village of the Decho area of Jodhpur. Family members were mysteriously found dead in the morning, according to locals. According to Indian police officials, only one member of the family survived. These people of the Bheel community were living in a farmhouse acquired for farming.

The cause of death is not yet known. However, reports of the poisoning of all family members are circulating in the Indian media.


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