A cry for help

Hindu refugees from Pakistan and right-wing Hindu activists staged a protest outside the UN office urging for intervention in the rehabilitation of the Hindu minority community living in Pakistan and those who have been forced out of their ancestral homeland in various provinces of the country. — Photos and Text by Agencies

A minority Hindu refugee from Pakistan gestures with a placard during a protest outside the United Nations office in New Delhi.
A minority Hindu refugee from Pakistan gestures with a placard during a protest outside the United Nations office in New Delhi.
A young minority Hindu refugee from Pakistan breaks down during a protest outside the United Nations office in New Delhi on April 17, 2013.
A young minority Hindu refugee from Pakistan breaks down during a protest outside the United Nations office in New Delhi on April 17, 2013.
A Pakistani Hindu breaks down as others shout slogans during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
A Pakistani Hindu breaks down as others shout slogans during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
A Pakistani Hindu woman crouches as she participates in a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
A Pakistani Hindu woman crouches as she participates in a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
An elderly Pakistani Hindus woman makes an appeal during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A group of Hindus from Sindh area in Pakistan are living in India after leaving their home country a year ago for fear of being persecuted, according to news reports. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
An elderly Pakistani Hindus woman makes an appeal during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A group of Hindus from Sindh area in Pakistan are living in India after leaving their home country a year ago for fear of being persecuted, according to news reports. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Pakistani Hindus hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
Pakistani Hindus hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nation office in New Delhi.
A young Pakistani Hindu boy holds a placard during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nations office in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
A young Pakistani Hindu boy holds a placard during a protest against alleged human rights violations in Pakistan, outside the United Nations office in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Left is Right
Apr 18, 2013 11:02am
Pakistani Muslims also need human rights !!!
Arsalan
Apr 18, 2013 12:50pm
Are we living in an illusion or what! i am totally in favor of fair treatment of minorities in every muslim country and demand the same for muslims living in non muslim countries. Irony however remains that hindus ill treat hindus in india and muslims ddo the same for muslims in Pakistan
Baighairat Kafir
Apr 18, 2013 01:00pm
Pakistani Muslims need to behave like humans first!
Baighairat Kafir
Apr 18, 2013 01:01pm
Thanks for publishing it Dawn. Shame on Indian media where noone bothered to publish it! Dawn is a truly secular and probably best media organization in the Indian sub-continent.
Areuthere
Apr 18, 2013 01:28pm
A nation is measured by how it treats it's weakest and poorest.
Jennifer
Apr 18, 2013 03:18pm
Hindus belong to India...poor people are paying a big price for others greed and follies...hope God and Indian govt hears their prayers and grant them a safe stay in India ...
Madan Tiwary
Apr 18, 2013 06:32pm
Right, i also regard Dawn news more than that of Indian media.
Naveen
Apr 18, 2013 07:43pm
Nothing reported in Indian Media. Anyway, unless they are planning on a return, better forget Pakistan & UN, stop crying and instead start pressuring the Indian Govt to settle them here. I am sure their plea will be considered on compassionate ground. If India can't accomodate a persecuted Hindu, who in the World can. But beyond religious freedom & safety of their life & belongings, I don't think India can offer much. They will have to shape their destiny all by themselves (hardwork & intelligence can come in handy).
pranajit
Apr 19, 2013 02:24am
again it shows how vague are these VHP,BJP,Bajrang etc,the so-called right wing hindutava parties! Be it Pakistan,India,UK,USA or wherever,no one stands beside the poor, weaker section. this is the reality. Thanks a lot to the Dawn team for bringing this up.At least it's an eye opener to our Indian media
Onkar Pandit
Apr 19, 2013 04:24am
Jennifer, if Hindus belong to India, then (Indian) Muslims belong to Pakistan. Have you considered the dangerous implication of your statement. If Indian Muslims are transferred to Pakistan, its population would double and the country would go bankrupt. Surely, you did not mean what you said. - Argus
Ahmed
Apr 19, 2013 05:21am
There is no matter of minority or majority in Pakistan. All poors whether they are Hindu or Muslim, they are always in nuisance and difficulties. They are always living hand to mouth, there is no justice for poors. If a Hindu is wealthy he can purchase many parliamentarians in Pakistan. If a Hindu can open a Wine Shop in a Muslim neighbourhood, police and court will support him because he pays for. If a poor Muslim goes to a govt. hospital, he will not be attended seriously while the medicines are already sold by the so called Muslim staff there. We Pakistanis are already living under the Rule of Jungle.
Satyakee
Apr 19, 2013 06:54am
I thank to DAWN for publishing this news with photographs.Time and again DAWN has proved its secular vision which reflected in the paper and site. The team of DAWN have straight and strong backbones which lapses most of the news papers in the sub-continent. I like to read DAWN because I think DAWN try to publish news on the basis of truth and reality.
nandkishor
Apr 19, 2013 08:27am
dawn is truly fair & neutral in journalism, i visit this site everyday...no state or nation can truly develop without their safe minorities,..
Abyss
Apr 19, 2013 10:58am
It's been more than 6 decades Pakistan to be recognized for its right things this is best way start for supporting weaker section in their own country.