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Discuss security of Hindus in Pakistan, VHP tells Centre

Source: PTI
November 11, 2011 20:18 IST

In the wake of the killing of three Hindus in Sindh province in Pakistan, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday asked India to take up the issue of the security of the minority community with officials in Islamabad.

"We demand protection of minority Hindus in Pakistan where they have been subjected to repeated attacks. Human rights organisations across the world and the Indian government should seek an explanation from the Pakistan premier about the repeated killings, massacres and conversions of minority Hindus," VHP president Ramakant Dubey said.

The Pakistan government should hold a probe and arrest the accused involved in the massacre of three Hindu doctors at Shikarpur district, he demanded.

Dubey welcomed the US administration's statement as it had "rightly highlighted the atrocities being committed against the minority Hindus there since the formation of Pakistan in 1947".

The VHP leader also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for not raising the issue with his Pakistan counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani at the SAARC conference.

According to the Liaquat–Nehru Pact, both the neighbouring countries had guaranteed the rights of minorities, he said.

"It is shameful that none of the human right bodies, both at national and international level, have ever raised an eyebrow against the atrocities on Hindus in Pakistan," he said.

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