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Last Updated: March 12, 2016  1,544 views

Why number of Hindus in Pakistan is declining?

in: International Affairs

Recently on Pakistan TV, a poor Hindu boy from Pakistan was shown changing his religion to Islam under a mullah’s guidance. After the conversion, the studio audience congratulated him and shouted out suggestions for his new Muslim name before he was renamed Mohammad Abdullah. This conversion sent a clear signal that other religions don’t enjoy the same status in Pakistan as Islam does and it is a country where minorities are treated as second-class citizens in many ways and there is lack of tolerance towards religious minorities.

I think this is a sheer mockery of the two great religions and epitome of unjust and unethical practises. The forced conversions and abductions of non-Muslims living in Pakistan is not new to anyone. The Pakistani media always make big hue and cry about alleged atrocities carried out in Indian Kashmir and the Gujrat riots but never discuss anything about the pathetic condition of Hindus in Pakistan.

In 1951, Hindus constituted 22 percentage of the Pakistani population, today, the share of Hindus are down to 1.7 percent in Pakistan. This decline of the Hindu population over half a century is stark evidence of the effects of the discriminatory nature and anti-Hindu policies of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The increasing Islamisation and Talibanisation of Pakistan and antagonism against India have been some of the major factors behind the persecution of Hindus in Pakistan. Such Islamisation include the blasphemy laws, which make it dangerous for religious minorities to express themselves freely and engage freely in religious and cultural activities.

The promulgation of Sharia, Quranic law has also increased the marginalisation of Hindus and other minorities. Following the Babri Mosque riots in India, riots and attacks on Hindus in retaliation has only increased; Hindus in Pakistan are routinely affected by communal incidents in India and violent developments on the Kashmir conflict between the two nations.

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan 2010 reports, at least 25 Hindu girls are abducted in Pakistan every month and converted to Islam. Earlier this year, Rinkle Kumari, a 19 year old Hindi girl was kidnapped and forced to convert from Hinduism to Islam and marry a Muslim boy. Her case was appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and generated widespread attention in the media.

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School Textbooks in Pakistan have been also used to increase the hatred against the Hindus and describe India as a hostile neighbour. Students are taught in school that Hindus are backward and superstitious.

The Constitution of Pakistan and laws of the land are overwhelmingly preferential to Islam, the State Religion, and Muslims. A non-Muslim lawyer cannot appear before Federal Shariat Court. A non-Muslim pakistani cannot become the President or the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Hindus and other minorities in Pakistan are always looked down upon by Muslims. That is why they have to take up inferior jobs; their chances of rising in any field is very very low.

Anyway, let’s see the video of a poor Hindu boy being converted to Islam ::



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    Sir please do search about hate crimes against Muslims in India before giving us a lecture about how “two” great religions should be
    and the Sharia law, look up crime rates in Saudi Arabia where Sharia is fully done to see it’s affection on the community.
    Please read more about Islam from a moderate view before judging it

    Ahmed on August 5th, 2012
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    Ok… so do you want Sharia in India? Do you want to see the entire female population behind the veil? To know read this… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_rights_in_Saudi_Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia is the worst place in the world… for any woman.

    abhishek on August 8th, 2012
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    you’re article is deeply flawed,

    “blasphemy laws, which make it dangerous for religious minorities to express themselves freely and engage freely in religious and cultural activities” This is not Blasphemy law…

    “A non-Muslim pakistani cannot become the President or the Prime Minister of Pakistan” Did you check the US constitution before critisizing Pakistan’s (Note: A catholic christain can only become the United States president). Now would you say that US are backward people.

    “A non-Muslim lawyer cannot appear before Federal Shariat Court”

    I doubt you have any idea what a Sharia court exactly is…. Sharia court is where only muslims are tried who wish to be tried according to islamic law. Non muslmis cannot be tried in a shariah court since they are NON MUSLMS. so why would anyone appoint a non muslim lawyer for a islamic sharia court.

    “Hindus and other minorities in Pakistan are always looked down upon by Muslims. That is why they have to take up inferior jobs; their chances of rising in any field is very very low.” Not supported by facts, this is merely your thinking.

    “School Textbooks in Pakistan have been also used to increase the hatred against the Hindus and describe India as a hostile neighbour” Isn’t it the truth, India is hostile towards Pakistan.

    “In 1951, Hindus constituted 22 percentage of the Pakistani population, today, the share of Hindus are down to 1.7 percent in Pakistan” Wow, you are one great analyst. Muslims have a far superior birth rate than all hindus combined in Pakistan. It is an obvious fact have you checked how many muslims were there in India at the tme of partition (percentage as compared to Hindus) and what percentage they are right now. You will get the answer

    Waqas on August 8th, 2012
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    Hindus are fleeing Pakistan after their shops were looted, houses raided and women were converted to Islam.

    Pakistan is a hell for Hindus. India should allow all the Pakistani Hindus to settle in India.

    Shekhar on August 11th, 2012
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    Musalmaans… When in minority , pretend to be secular , like in India , USA , Europe etc etc
    When in majority , declare Islamic country , like in Pakistan , Saudi and the 53 other Islamic countries.

    Shekhar on August 11th, 2012
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    Have you heard of any Muslim from India wanting to migrate to Pakistan because he or his family was harrassed? Wonder why not?!!

    Shekhar on August 11th, 2012
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    Dear Brothers please look at the number of Hindus converting to islam in INDIA i think they are not in the pressure from pakistan dont make religious issues into political issues if you want clarification how muslim should treat non muslim read Quran, Quran not just for muslims it is for all the humankind on the earth

    sss on September 25th, 2012
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    I think fundamentalism is not good for any country whether it is Pakistan or India.

    khalid on October 2nd, 2012
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    i am muslim from india..india is a good country because muslims are in a minority..arabs are the most dump people on earth so the relgion dey created il be the dumpest…

    haqim on December 13th, 2014
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    […] Rinkle Kumari, forcefully converted to Islam. Photo Credit: Abhisays […]

    To be a minority in Pakistan | Swarajya on December 26th, 2014
  • 11

    HAS ISLAM EVER THOUGHT THAT ISLAM IS A MAN MADE ARTIFICIAL IDEOLOGY NOT EVEN RELIGION. ONLY TO CALL THEM SELF THE SUPERIOR THEY (MUSLIM, CONVERTED MUSLIMS)KILL NON- IDEOLOGICAL FOLLOWERS.

    THIS IS PROVED BY EVERY ONE BEFORE 1400 YEARS THEIR WERE NO ISLAM, NO MUHAMMAD, NO ALLAH.

    EVERY WHERE THEIR WERE HINDUS.. MUHAMMAD BEING THE FACE OF CURRENT BOKO HARAM, ISISI HAS KILLED INNOCENTS AND CONVERTED THEM TO ISLAM THE ARTIFICIAL IDELOGY.. BY SCARED THEY STARTED TO FOLLOW HIM AND HIS ARTIFICIAL QURAN AND IDELOGY..

    WHEITHER IT BE AFGANISTAN, PAKISTAN, IRAN, KAZAKISTHAN, BANGLADESH, BURMA , INDONESIA ETC WERE THE PART AND LAND OF HINDUS..

    HINDUS THE LOVER OF PEACE AND THE MOST POLITE HUMAN OF EARTH HAVE CONVERTED TO ISLAM BY THE CRUELTY AND BRUTALITY OF ISLAM.

    BEFORE ISLAM IN MINORITIES THEY CLAIM AS SECULAR AS THEY TURNED TO MAJORITY THE CLAIM THJE STATES OR COUNTRY ISLAM.

    ISLAM DO NOT LET OTHER FOLLOWERS PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION WHIETHER IT BE ISLAMIC STATES OR INDIA.

    IN INDIA MUSLIMS DO NOT LET THE HINDUS PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION IN THEIR DOMINATED AREA.

    SHREE RAM on February 4th, 2015
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    See in india we made muslim grow from 2 % to 20%. and in Pakistan they made hindu reduced 20% to 2%.

    If people are smart then we can easily understand that how the minority is treated in our country.

    We have some foolish politicians and journalist who are part of terrorist groups say that we do not treat minorities in equal way.

    for bloody 70 years congress and other bull shit of secular parties are licking minorities ass.

    Now we are coming together as Hindu and get India in right way.

    Pakistan is a country which has dug it’s own grave.

    They are always crying and want war and when we do war with them then go to US for help as they can’t help themselves.

    next time we have war with Pakistan – it should be do or die one. I am sure we have potential of removing Pakistan from world’s map.

    ramesh on August 15th, 2016