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Pakistan’s conversation on its Hindus is changing

Dr Jurgen Schaflechner spoke about perceptions of Hindus in Pakistan

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April 29, 2019

 

Hinglaj Devi, Pakistan’s most important Hindu yatra site

Dr Jürgen Schaflechner on its importance for Hindus beyond Pakistan

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April 1, 2019

 

Hindus across the country are dedicating this Holi to Pakistan

A massive celebration is being organised in Karachi

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March 20, 2019

 

Pakistan’s conversation on its Hindus is changing

20 years ago a tweet wouldn’t have taken down a hate-speech politician

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March 11, 2019

 

Mithi is an oasis of Muslim-Hindu unity in Pakistan

Muslims and Hindus send gifts and sweets to mark their religious holidays

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October 9, 2018

 

Watch: Who gets to live in Karachi?

Isn’t the city big enough for all of us?

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September 29, 2018

 

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state. The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police…

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May 23, 2018

 

PTI being funded by Jews and Hindus, claims Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ‘is being funded by Jews and Hindus’. “The matter of PTI’s funding by Jews and Hindus has been referred to Election Commission today. The commission has yet to investigate this case about PTI whose leader stages sit-ins with the…

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December 15, 2017

 

Muslim labourer hacked, burned alive in India

Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu man over the murder of a Muslim labourer after identifying him from a video of the brutal killing that went viral and has sparked widespread outrage. The footage shows a man hitting labourer Afrazul Khan with a pickaxe and a machete before pouring kerosene over his body and…

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December 7, 2017

 

Forced conversions are against the commands of Allah: Imran

KARACHI: PTI chief Imran Khan on Tuesday spoke out against converting non-Muslims to Islam by force, slamming militants who carry out such activities.  Addressing his supporters at a Diwali function held in the metropolis, the PTI chairman said that it was really unfortunate that extremists converted non-Muslims into Muslims forcibly. “The Holy Quran teaches us…

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October 24, 2017

 

In pictures: Celebrating Diwali in Karachi

By Danish Hafeez KARACHI: Hindus and Sikhs celebrated the ‘Festival of Lights’ Diwali on Thursday with religious zeal and enthusiasm.  Also read: Firecrackers and festivities: Karachi’s Sri Swaminarayan temple lights up on Diwali Here are some pictures from Karachi’s Sri Swaminarayan temple where Hindus and Sikhs both celebrated the joyous occasion.   Inside the Gurdwara:…

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October 20, 2017

 

Firecrackers and festivities: Karachi’s Sri Swaminarayan temple lights up on Diwali

Reported by: Shahjahan Khurram Photography by: Danish Hafeez KARACHI: Festivity was in the air as the Festival of Lights was celebrated with religious fervour and zeal in the Sri Swaminarayan Temple in the city on Thursday.  More than a couple of police vehicles were parked outside the Sri Swaminarayan Temple as Diwali kicked off. It was…

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October 19, 2017

 

200 Muslims flee Indian village after Hindu priest kills Muslim singer

NEW DELHI: At least 200 Muslims have fled their village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a Hindu priest and his friends were alleged to have killed a Muslim folk singer late last month, police said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Trouble erupted in Dantal village near the India-Pakistan border on Sept. 27, when…

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October 12, 2017

 

CJP takes suo moto notice of acquiring of land of cremation by Sindh Govt. 

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Wednesday took notice of acquisition of land of a Cremation ground in Karachi by the Government of Sindh. The notice was taken on an application of Shri Ram Nath Maharaj belonging to Hindu Community stating there in that Government of Sindh had acquired Cremation land of Hindu community for construction…

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September 27, 2017

 

Rohingya say their village is lost to Myanmar’s spiralling conflict

KUTAPALONG, BANGLADESH: The villagers said the soldiers came first, firing indiscriminately. Then came civilians, accompanying the soldiers, to loot and burn. Now in Bangladesh, 20 Muslims and Hindus gave interviews in which they recounted how they were forced out of their village of Kha Maung Seik in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on August 25. “The military…

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September 7, 2017

 

Hundreds of religiously motivated killings, assaults, riots reported in India: US 2016 Report

WASHINGTON: There were reports of hundreds of religiously motivated killings and assaults across India , including an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups against mostly Muslims victims, according to the latest annual report issued by the US State Department. According to the 2016 International Religious Freedom report, groups most frequently targeted in India…

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August 16, 2017

 

Pakistan’s Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan

HYDERABAD: Pakistan’s minority Hindu community yesterday celebrated the annual colorful festival of Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) with traditional fervor, enthusiasm and festivity. Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi, the thread of love) is celebrated to strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters. The word Rakhsha means protection and Bandhan describes tie and by tying cord of thread called “Rakhi”…

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August 8, 2017

 

‘Partition is not over’: Pakistani Hindus find little refuge in India

For decades, Jogdas dreamed of moving to India to escape the persecution he suffered as a Hindu in Muslim Pakistan. But the reality of life over the border is a far cry from those dreams. Seventy years after partition unleashed the largest mass migration in human history, Hindus are still moving from Pakistan to India,…

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July 31, 2017

 

Video: Extremist Indians beat up cattle traders

MUMBAI: A video went viral on Monday in which a cattle trader can be seen being thrashed by a group of men for selling beef.  According to details, the young man was punched and thrashed by a group of men for selling beef. As the old man accompanying the young boy tries to shield him,…

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May 30, 2017

 

Five men bashed, arrested, in India over alleged cow killing

NEW DELHI: Indian police Friday arrested five men for “animal cruelty” after they were caught skinning a buffalo and beaten on suspicion of killing a cow, an animal considered sacred by Hindus. The mob bashing in Uttar Pradesh state is just the latest such attack by Hindu vigilantes in India, where there has been a…

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May 12, 2017

 

Muslim man tied to tree, beaten to death in India

JHARKHAND: A Muslim man was tied to a tree and beaten senseless by an Indian mob until he succumbed to his injuries for being in love with a Hindu woman, on Friday. 20-year-old Muhammad Shalik, a resident of Raza Colony from Gumla district, was found beaten to death tied to a tree. According to police,…

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April 7, 2017

 
 
 
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