Hindu Exodus

Five news digests of selected news and opinion items  published during August 10 -31, 2012. 
The digests can be found here in reverse order. 

News Digest V

Hindu Exodus and Victimization of a Christian Girl in Pakistan
Links of selected news, analysis, articles, and reports published in various papers

Hindu Exodus from Pakistan

JSQM: Hundreds March Against Hindu Exodus from Pakistan
Hundreds march against the exodus of Hindus from Northern Sindh city Sukkur to Pano Aqil town yesterday against the forced exodus of Sindhi-Hindus from Sindh, Pakistan. They said there is no space for extremism in Sindh. The march was organized by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (Sindh National Freedom Front). The marchers after halting at Pano Aqil town, moved forward for giving sit-in at Sindh-Punjab Border.

Meanwhile, the last week political parties, community organizations and various civil society organizations demanded rights and securities for Hindus and other organizations through various activities.

Pir Pagara Instructs Hur Force to Protect Hindus in Sindh, Pakistan
Pir Pagara, the spiritual leader of Hur community and Supreme Commander of Hur Mujahid Force, -- a militia of Hur community who waged war against British colonial government for the freedom of Sindh during Second World War—has instructed the Hur Force to protect Hindus in every district of Sindh. He has asked the militia officials to meet and coordinate with Hindu community Panchayat leadership in every district of Sindh, Pakistan.

The Echo of India

DMA Newsdesk
Hindustan Times

Times of India

The Indian Express

Daily Times, Pakistan

Daily Dawn, Pakistan

Daily Express Tribune

Daily The News, Pakistan

Victimization of a Christian Girl
Daily The News

Daily Dawn

Express Tribune

Daily Times Pakistan

The Telegraph

The Guardian

CBN News

ISM Pakistan. www.ismpak.org. Email: ismpak@live.com

News Digest IV

Hindu Exodus and Victimization of a Christian Girl in Pakistan
Links of selected news, analysis, articles, and reports published in various papers

Hindu Exodus from Pakistan
Daily The Hindu, India

BBC Urdu, UK

Merinews, India

Daily The News, Pakistan

The Times of India, India

The Sindh Journal, Pakistan

Daily Times, Pakistan

The Online.Com

The Express Tribune, Pakistan

Daily Dawn, Pakistan

Victimization of Christian Girl
Daily The Nation, Pakistan

The New York Times, USA

The First Post

Daily Dawn, Pakistan

Cricistan.com, Pakistan

The Indian Express, India

Foreign Policy, USA

Christian Post World

The Vatican Today, Vatican City

Geo TV, Pakistan

The Independent, UK

Christian Today

Asia News

Jihad Watch

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
ISM Pakistan. www.ismpak.org. Email: ismpak@live.com

Digest III

Sindh Speaks: United National Struggle against Forced Exodus of Hindus Announced   
Sindh based nationalist parties, civil society groups and intellectuals have announced launching a united national movement against forced exodus of Hindus from Sindh. In a Sindh National Movement (SNM) hosted conference held on August 17, 2012 in Hyderabad Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Sindh United Party (SUP), Awami Tahreek (AT), Jeay Sindh Tehreek (JST), Awami Jamshoori Party (AJP), Sindh Sagar Party (SSP), Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM - Riaz), Awami Party (AP) and other groups; as well as civil society representatives including Advocate Kalpana Devi, Mr. Jami Chandio, Mr. Zulfiqar Halepoto, Mr. Mahesh, Comrade Jam Saqi, Mr. Punhal Saryo, Mr. Asad Chandio and others decided to launch a movement.    

Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz will hold March on 29
Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) has announced to hold protest march on August 29 from Ghotki district headquarters to Pano Aqil city against the forced migrations. Ghotki houses majority of the Hindu population from north Sindh and exodus rate from there has been high during last two decades.

New Laws for Minority Rights in Sindh
Sindh Assembly will legislate over 3 laws on minorities. 24 minorities committees would also be formed.

Hindu Panchayat Launches Campaign on Sep 2
Hindu Panchayat’s Provincial Consultative Meetings has decided to launch an Awareness Campaigns from September 2 in the province

Please click for more information in Sindhi www.dailykawish.com August 18, 2012

Mullah threatens of Bloodshed if Law Amended 
Ayub Jan Sarhandi, a religious zealot from Umerkot district Sindh, has been involved in the conversion of many a Hindus from the province has threatened of bloodshed consequences if laws concerning minorities were changed.

The Province Protests   
Various protest marches, press conferences, dialogues, discussions and meetings held across the province during last 4 days mostly organized by various political parties especially nationalists, hindu community and civil society organizations.

Civil Society Opinion
Various civil society organizations issue their policy statements regarding the issue these included PPC, SDF, HRCP, PDSN, MEER, Sindh Net, PWT, KSO, ISM – Pakistan and others.   


News in English:

Daily Dawn, Pakistan 

Daily Times, Pakistan

Express Tribune

Daily The News, Pakistan

Beyond Pakistan

Jagran Post

India Today


Times of India

The Economic Times, August 18

IBN Live

News Track India




Pakistan Christian Post

Articles in Sindhi
Scores of Editorials, Articles and Columns have published in Sindhi newspapers over the week. The main newspapers include Daily Kawish, Daily Awami Awaz, Daily Ibrat, Daily Sindh and others. Because these papers usually don’t allocate a separate links to an article or the news, therefore they are not quoted here. Only three articles that have separate links are given bellow:
Daily Awami Awaz

Hindun Ji Ladpalan by Saleem Jarwar

Hindun San Dadh by hidayat Premi Soomro

Sindhi Hindun Ji Ladpalan Ji Par Kithey Likal Aahey? (Root-causes of Hindu Exodus) by   Ghulam Mustafa Lakho

Digest II

A brief of selected news reports and video news published and telecasted by the media organizations around the globe (except Pakistan)

Selected Print News

August 16:

The Washington Post

Indian Express

August 15:

Times of India
August 14:

Punjuab News Line

August 13:

The Economic Times

August 12:

Indian Express

The Asian Age

The Hindu

Zee News India

August 11:

Indian Express

India Today

The Hindu

The Pioneer

IBN Live

August 10:

Indian Express

First Post

Daily Bhaskar

India Today

The Financial Express


BBC News

Selected Video Reports



India Today

Times Now TV

Digest I

August 14

Pir Pagaro Assures Security to the Hindus
Spiritual leader of Hur community and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League – F (PML – F), the third largest party of Sindh Assembly, asks Sindhi Hindus to not to leave Pakistan as his party and spiritual followers will take all possible initiatives to secure Hindus of Sindh.

Pir pagaro is grandson and spiritual successor of Pri Sabghatullah Shah, a Hur Guerrilla Warfare leader who fought against British rule and for freedom of Sindh during Second World War along with his more than 20000 combatants. The Hur community is beyond 10 million in Sindh.

Veteran Sindhi Writer Declined Receiving State Award on August 14, 2012  
On August 14, 2012, according to Sindhi dailies from Pakistan, veteran Sindhi researcher, historian and writer Atta Mohammad Bhambhro declined to receive Sitara-i-Imtiaz (the star of excellence) – a higher state award for civilians - from President Zardari because of forced exodus of Sindhi Hindus from Pakistan and ethnic exploitation of Sindhi people in the federation.

Civil Society of Sindh Demands for Public Apology by Rehman Malik
According to an update by civil society activists, the civil society representatives of Sindh met with the Parliamentarians Committee on Hindu Exodus in Hyderabad and demanded a public apology by Interior Minister Remhan Malik over security failure mishandling the issue of migration at Wagha border near Lahore.
Hindu Demands Jinnah’s Secular Pakistan
Hindu community leaders demanded rights of Hindu communities according Jinah’s vision of Pakistan 

Sindh CM Dismisses Reports about Migration of Hindu Families
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah reiterating his stance categorically stated that there was no truth in the reports of migration of Hindu families from the province to India and termed it mere a propaganda.

Anyone Disturbing Hindus will be dealt: Head of Parliamentarians Committee on Hindu Exodus
Head of the Parliamentarians Committee on Hindu Exodus reiteriated its stance to protect Hindus of Sindh.

August 13:        

Problems of Hindus would be Resolved: Parliamentarian Committee on Hindu Exodus 
Parliamentarian Committee formed by President Asif Zardari on Hindu Exodus meets Hindu Panchayat in Sukkur and assure them protection and resolution of other issues. 

PML – N takes the issue of Hindus in Parliament  
On August 13, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz took the issue of Hindu Exodus in the National Assembly of Pakistan demanding securities for Hindus and other minorities in the country, especially in Pakistan.

Civil Society & Nationalists

Civil Society Shows Concerns over Hindu Migration
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan Dalit Solidarity Network (PDSN), Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC) and various Sindh based civil society organizations and networks expressed serious concerns over growing insecurity among the Hindu population in Sindh, which is prompting migration of hundreds of families from Sindh and Balochistan to India since many years.

Nationalists demand for Protection of Hindus
Various nationalist parties including Jeay Sindh Qaumi mahaz (JSQM), Awami Tehreek (AT), Awami Jamhoori Party (AJP), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STP) and others pointed failure of government’s protection of Hindu minorities, which is pushing them for quitting Sindh. 

Articles on Hindu Exodus

The Hindu Exodus, B. Raman, Outlook India http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?281967
Reality of Hindu Exodus, Naseer Memon (in Sindhi), Daily Kawish, August 15, 2012  www.dailywawish.com

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