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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 7.57 PM IST

102 Hindus convert to Islam in Pakistan, temple turns into mosque, accused of forcible conversion

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ISLAMABAD: In yet another shocking case of conversion emerging from Pakistan’s Sindh province, 102 Hindus have been allegedly forcibly converted to Islam in the Badin district.

According to Times Now, 102 Hindu men, women and children were converted to Islam in Golarchi, which falls under Badin district of Sindh province in Pakistan.

In fact, all idols of Hindu gods kept in a local temple were destroyed and the premises was converted into a mosque.

On May 17, the Hindus in Sindh province had claimed that Tablighi Jamaat tortured them, vandalised their houses and also kidnapped a Hindu boy for refusing to convert to Islam.

A video from Sindh had gone viral on social media, showing Bheel Hindus protesting in Nasur Pur, Matiar, against the forced conversions.

"We will prefer to die but will never ever convert to Islam," read the hand-written posters in the hands of women and children.

Speaking on behalf of protesters, a woman said that they were thrashed, their properties were forcibly taken and homes were destroyed. She added that they were being asked to convert to Islam if they wanted to get their houses back.

Notably, the news of persecution of Hindus and Christians almost regularly comes from Pakistan’s Sindh and Punjab provinces.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) had earlier this year said that over the years, "there have been horrific, religiously motivated attacks on the minority communities and any efforts towards eradicating the violence, prejudices, and inequalities have been virtually imperceptible".

The HRCP added that the girls as young as 14 were kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and coerced into marriage in Punjab and Sindh.

The Hindu community in Pakistan has a history of being on target, added the commission.

"They are also forced to learn Islamic studies in school. There is also some concern that there are not enough Christian burial grounds and Hindu cremation grounds."

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