ISLAMABAD: Members of Hindu community from across the country staged a sit-in in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to protest the mysterious death of eleven Pakistani Hindus in Jodhpur, India, last month.
A large number of Hindus, led by MNA and Patron-in-Chief Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar, reached Islamabad late Saturday night from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and various other parts of the country in a caravan.
The participants of the sit-in chanted slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government. They demanded a transparent inquiry into the tragic incident from the Indian government. They also called upon the international community to provide them justice.
Talking to media on the occasion, Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Kumar said that India must provide post mortem report and a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) of the incident to Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi immediately.
He said that people in India are being forced for spying and being killed over denial. Dr Ramesh Kumar said that the now it’s time to make Indian accountable for the killings in Samjhuta Express.
Dr Kumar said that the peaceful protest of the Hindu community will continue till acceptance of their demands. He said, “We want transparent investigation into killing of eleven Pakistani Hindus at Jodhpur.” He asked the Indian government to share all details and investigation reports with the Hindu community and Pakistan.
He also said that all Pakistanis and especially Hindus want peaceful neighbourhood for promotion of trade and tourism. Kumar said that every religion teaches peace and harmony.
Pakistan’s Hindu Council had given a call for protest against the killings India in August.
Meanwhile, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain also visited the sit-in this afternoon to express solidarity with the participants.
Talking to media on the occasion, he said the government will fully back Hindu community of Pakistan in their demand for transparent investigation into Jodhpur incident.
The minister said Modi’s government converted India into a fascist state, which is threat for its neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China.