Hindu community representatives expressed their serious concern over incidents of “kidnappings of Hindu community girls and their forced conversion to Islam”.— Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Hindu community representatives in the province on Thursday expressed their serious concern over “a rising sense of insecurity” among their people mainly in the interior of Sindh following some recent incidents of “kidnappings of Hindu community girls and their forced conversion to Islam”.

The leaders of the Pakistan Hindu Council also sought intervention from the Supreme Court and criticised the local and the provincial administrations for their alleged failure in addressing their issues which, they said, needed immediate action.

“Recently a girl was kidnapped in a Mirpur Mathelo area,” Jethanan Kohistani said while speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club.

“We have also heard of similar incidents happened with some Christian girls in Sindh. They were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. The matter was raised before the local and police administration several times, but they never paid any heed,” he said.

He said the Hindus in Pakistan in general and in Sindh in particular pinned their hopes on the Supreme Court and expected from the chief justice to take suo motu notice of the situation.

“The Hindus are loyal to Pakistan and all their stakes and hopes are attached with this country. But the situation has alienated hundreds of thousands of members of this patriotic community strangers within their homeland,” added Mr Kohistani.

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