British Hindus seek Boris Johnson’s intervention over Pak minority persecution


British Hindu umbrella organisations have issued a joint letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson searching for pressing motion from Pakistan over the rampant persecution of Hindus within the nation, highlighting the burning of a temple within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province final month as the newest instance.

The letter signed by Trupti Patel, President of the Hindu Forum of Britain; Dharaj Shah, President of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh; Rajnish Kashyap, General Secretary of the Hindu Council UK; Arun Thakar, President of the National Council of Hindu Temples UK; and Tribhuvan Jotangia, President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was issued to 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday.

We the representatives of the nationwide umbrella our bodies for Hindus within the UK want to seek pressing motion to demand that the Prime Minister of Pakistan does all the pieces potential to cease the rampant persecution of Hindus in Pakistan within the current previous the state of affairs for minorities like Hindus in Pakistan is getting extraordinarily perilous, the letter notes.

We ask you Prime Minister to arrange a Governmental Inquiry into this challenge and to ask all good democracies world wide, through the United Nations, to duplicate the same kind of inquiry. The mass homicide, genocide and persecution of minorities in Pakistan have to be stopped, it provides.

The letter particulars an incident on December 30 final 12 months, when a Hindu temple was burnt down and destroyed by what the teams describe as a mob consisting of 1000’s of fanatics led by clerics” within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. According to experiences, 1000’s descended upon the Hindu temple in Terri village in Karak district earlier than setting it on fireplace.

The temple was attacked after members of the Hindu neighborhood obtained permission from native authorities to renovate its decades-old constructing. The mob had demolished the newly constructed work alongside the outdated construction.

The overwhelming majority of UK and worldwide information organisations didn’t cowl this religiously motivated hate crime, the letter reads.

It additionally factors to controversial sentiments displayed by high-profile figures in Pakistan, which included opposition to the constructing of a Hindu temple within the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and resulted in galvanised anti-Hindu hysteria .

This systemic focusing on is in fact not solely towards Hindus; the Christian neighborhood additionally stands testomony to the identical persecution, the letter provides.

The organisations, who declare to collectively signify the British Hindu neighborhood as a complete, have additionally sought a gathering at Downing Street to debate the matter additional.


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