On Tuesday, the Sindh Assembly passed resolution condemning the repeated kidnappings of Hindu girls in several districts of Sindh only after its mover agreed to amend the resolution by removing the word “Hindu” from it so that it was generalised and addressed the issue of kidnappings of girls in Sindh irrespective of their religion., local media reported.
The resolution was presented by Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) MPA Nand Kumar Goklani. Before the amendment, it stated: “This House resolves that provincial government takes notice of recent surge of kidnapping of Hindu girls from various districts of Sindh and take steps to arrest the culprits and give them exemplary punishment and stop forced conversion.”
Goklani, speaking in the assembly, expressed gratitude to Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for raising voice over the issue concerning the abduction of Hindu girls from Ghotki district.
Speaking on the resolution, Goklani urged the Sindh government to immediately take due measures to resolve the issue of Hindu girls’ abductions in the province.
Goklani said people belonging to the religious minorities in Pakistan should get equal rights as those enjoyed by the rest of their countrymen in view of the teachings of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
He said the Sindh Assembly had duly passed a law to prevent child marriages and the same law should be applied in the cases of girls belonging to the minorities in the province.
A PTI lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman said the minority communities enjoy religious freedom in the country, unlike India where the Muslims are facing atrocities at the hands of Hindu-hardliners.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla said the Muslims and non-Muslims are all Pakistanis.
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27 September, 2019