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Hindus demand right to register their marriages

Islamabad – Families of Scheduled Cast Hindus hailing from different areas of the country on Thursday said that despite the Supreme Court ruling of 23rdNovember 2010 to ensure the marriage registration right for Hindus, no measures had been taken so far in this regard.
While addressing a press conference here at National Press Club, chairman of Scheduled Cast Rights Movement of Pakistan (SCRM) Ramaish Jae Pal regretted the government’s failure to end ‘injustice’ against poor

Hindus want minister out, swear they’ll protest for security

KARACHI – The Pakistan Hindu Foundation (PHF) -A rights group representing the Hindus of Sindh – has demanded that Minority Affairs Minister Mohan Lal Kohistani should be sacked immediately as “he has failed to provide security to the Hindus of the province.”
PHF President DM Maharaj also announced that a protest drive would be launched against the Sindh government from March 10, if it does not meet the demand. “The PPP has always claimed that it believes in providing rights to

Hindus suffering brunt of child kidnappings

KARACHI – Kidnapping for ransom of minor children in the northern parts of Sindh notorious for crimes, particularly Kandhkot in Kashmore district, is becoming a lucrative business.
This was revealed in a detailed research study conducted by Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) National Manager Salam Dharejo.
He informed that the majority of children kidnapped in the area were Hindus – the biggest religious minority of Pakistan.
The three-year

Lal condemns kidnapping of Hindus

QUETTA – Kidnapping of Hindus for ransom is creating a sense of insecurity, Balochistan Minister for Minorities and Human Rights Engineer Basant Lal Gulshun said while talking to reporters on Monday.
Basant Lal, a member of Balochistan assembly of Hindu community, said his community was concerned and very disturbed by the kidnapping of a prominent Hindu religious leader Mahraj Ko Sahain Lakhmi Garji from Kalat along with one of his relatives and the government needed to take

Hindus to finally get a certificate after tying the knot

KARACHI – The Hindus in Pakistan would finally be able to have their marriages registered as the government has finalised arrangements to table the draft of the ‘Hindu Marriages Registration Bill’ in the next National Assembly session, sources in federal government told Pakistan Today.
To resolve legal technicalities in the bill, the Pakistani government has invited a 10-member delegation of prominent Indian lawyers. The delegation led by Solicitor General of India Gopal

KP govt allocates Rs 2.5m for Hindus’ temple

PESHAWAR: An amount of Rs 2.5 million has been allocated by the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government for the renovation and preservation of Hindu temple in Gorghathari, Peshawar High Court was informed on Tuesday.
A sample application had been filed by Phool Vati, a Hindu woman, pleading before the Peshawar High Court that the temple had been declared their personal property in 1955 but was occupied by the provincial government. The local Hindus will not be able to celebrate the

Hindus in Sindh all set to celebrate Diwali on Nov 5

KARACHI: The Hindus throughout Sindh have made all the preparations to celebrate the biggest Hindu festival of Diwali or Deepawali, which would be celebrated on Friday, November, 05.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year between mid-October and mid-November, to remember the return of Hindu god Rama to his kingdom Ayodhya from the forest, after 14 years of exile. It also celebrates Rama’s success in a war against the ‘devil’ king of Lanka, Raavan. Hindus, Sikhs