- Posted July 10, 2014 by
Sindhi Hindu exodus causing humanitarian red alert for India
New Delhi: India has become the last destination of Sindhi Hindus from Pakistan, where the state-sponsored seminaries have been victimizing them since last two decades. Over 2000 Hindus have recently refuged in the premises of Delhi; however the rough estimates suggest their number has crossed one hundred thousand during last ten years.
Hailing from the secular province of Sindh in Pakistan, their ordeal is the evidence of systematic exodus and their ethnic cleaning by the military establishment supported seminaries and Mullahs. Land grab, forced conversions and marriages of Hindu girls have been heart wrecking episodes of the state supported persecution.
Sindh, the second largest province in Pakistan, is richest in the natural resources like gold, oil, coal and uranium. Analysts believe that the exodus of Sindhi Hindus is being systematically orchestrated by the Pakistan’s establishment, which is monopolized by ethnic Punjabis. Sindh rights activists say, according to Sindhi newspapers of Pakistan, the military establishment want to take hold of resource rich lands as well as intent to alter its demography of Sindh. The recent reports after Pakistan Army’s operation in Taliban and their associates in the Afghanistan bordering tribal Pashtun area has also been indicating the influx of Pashtun refugee to Sindh. Hundreds of thousand in Sindh are reported protesting against the demographic alteration of their province.
“We were either targeted by the criminal gangs in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur divisions of the province or harassed by the seminaries that house ethnic Punjabi or Pshrun Mullahs from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa provinces,” told refugee during their protest demonstration in Delhi after fledging from Pakistan.
They have camped in the various places of Delhi and Rajasthan States of India, where they are mostly hosted either by the refugee supporting organizations or by the Hindu political outfits. One such camp in the northern Delhi is looked after by OM-SPBPJM Trust, led by A. K. Solanki. The refugees of Dravidian origin, Baghris as they are called in Sindhi, practice thousands years old traditions of Hinduism and have sustained as offspring of the gypsies community in Sindh after the epic war between Arian and Dravidians in 1500 BC India.
On December 10 last years, over one hundred Sindhi refugees protested outside United Nations headquarters in Delhi and demanded international community’s intervention against Pakistani authorities for the crimes against humanity committed by them in Sindh province.
Sindh is the centre-stage of the provinces – federation conflict in Pakistan. On March 23 this year, Sindh rebelled as at least five million Sindhis took to the streets of Karachi and demanded the independence. Sindh is a home of 50 million Sindhi people and is a historical land, where massive and outrageous freedom movement has emerged during last decade. Hundreds of the Sindhi activists have been killed so far and more have been involuntarily disappeared by the intelligence agencies like ISI and the Military Intelligence.