ISLAMABAD: Minorities in Pakistan protest an alleged attack on a Hindu woman over a false allegation of theft, local media reported. A large number of people gathered outside the District Police Office and the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bahawalpur on Monday to protest against the atrocities on minorities in Pakistan. The protesters said that a Hindu woman was falsely accused of theft and assaulted on the pretext. its. The victim is a resident of Yajman Mandi area and used to work as a maid.
According to local media, it is alleged that a group of people attacked his house and beat him up. The protesters said that she was taken to a local rural health center where the doctor refused to treat her and did not give her a medical certificate. The rally was addressed by some minority leaders who demanded a fair probe into the matter. He demanded action against the accused and the doctor.
In particular, the pathetic condition of minorities in Pakistan, including kidnapping, murder, rape and forced conversion, has been a matter of grave concern. Cases of violence against women and minorities are increasing in Pakistan. The harsh blasphemy laws are being misused in the country to foment personal hatred against minorities and even members of the Muslim community. Minorities are being continuously murdered and subjected to inhuman cruelties in the name of blasphemy, conversion to Islam and other sectarian differences.
The situation of Hindu and Christian groups in Pakistan is generally poor, but women from these communities are the worst victims of the discriminatory attitude of the authorities, political groups, religious parties, feudal structures and the Muslim majority. The dilemma of forced conversion and marriage puts minority women at risk, and the issue of securing minority women’s rights has become particularly complicated in Pakistan.