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Pakistan asks Hindus to quit military area

November 07, 2003 10:04 IST

The Peshawar Cantonment Board in Pakistan has served a notice on Hindus to vacate about 70 houses occupied by them for over 130 years in the cantonment areas there, media reports said.

The Daily Times quoted a local Hindu leader Ram Lal as saying that the entire land and property was in the name of one Mehar Chand Khanna who had bought it way back in the 19th century.

The newspaper said the notice was issued last week to the residents of Kali Bari to vacate around 70 houses and a Hindu temple built in 1861.

The Cantonment Board accused the residents of 'occupying the area illegally and encroaching on government land', the daily said.

'The notice was a threat that force would be used if the inhabitants did not meet the deadline,' it quoted the Cantonment Board as saying.

It also quoted a Muslim resident of the Hindu-dominated area, Aslam Siraj, as saying, 'We are worried and do not know where to go if the authorities use force.'

The residents, it said, have also approached President Pervez Musharraf for relief.


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Sub: Why this 'Hindu' word is emphasized!!!!

The report said that Govt claims its an illegal property, and Muslims are living there too.But look at the clever use of the word 'Hindu' ...


Posted by P





Sub: What the hell is the Indian Government doing about this ?

India being the mother of Hindu religion, do we have no responsibility towards the Hindus who are being persecuted all over the world ? In ...


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Sub: PAK's Order to Hindus to vacate their Properties

PAK Hindus and other Democratic and Secular Countries shd represent their case to International Human Rights Group/ International Amensty/ ICJ and other International Bodies to ...


Posted by R P Khanna





Sub: Cooments

The order for occupying the lands of pakistani hindus by the pakistan government is not correct and justified at this moment of time. Such acts ...


Posted by Gopal





Sub: Secular Parties response awaited

I am waiting to see how Indian Secular parties respond to this news. Do they worship secularism or power and fame will be clear from ...


Posted by Lalit Singh




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