Religious discrimination is a never-ending issue in Pakistan that has been running since 1947 and there is no remedy till now. Pakistan has over 20 crores population, out of which around 3.4 million people belong to the Hindu community and the majority of which are Dalits or people of Scheduled Castes.
Minorities have never been treated equally in the country, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to eradicate this issue but hasn’t chalked out any plan for the minorities so far. Even under his leadership, so many Hindus are still going through painful torture like religious conversion (Hinduism to Islam) and forced marriages to elderly men.
Meanwhile, in shocking news, a man by the name of Wahid Lashari took an extreme step by murdering a Hindu girl for turning down his marriage proposal in Sindh province in southeastern Pakistan. The report added that the accused Wahid Lashari wanted to marry 18-year-old girl Pooja Kumari after converting her to Islam.
As per the media reports, the incident happened in Rohi Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan. The victim’s name is Pooja Kumari Odh and she opposed the accusation, while the accused shot her brutally. Meanwhile, minorities in Pakistan, especially Hindu women in Sindh are being abducted and then forcibly converted.
Police added that the main suspect was arrested and has even confessed to the killing of the Hindu girl. Meanwhile, Pooja Kumari’s relatives had protested on a road against the violent murder and also demanded strict measures against the prime accused.
Social media users joined the protest as “#JusticeForPoojaKumar” started trending on Twitter. One user wrote: “Until and unless the government cracks down on Pooja Kumari’s killers, another Pooja will be brutally murdered tomorrow. The murderers must be punished accordingly.”
“In the land of the pure where every day Hindu, Christian daughters are lost to abductions, forced conversions, marriages and Pakistan continues to be a bystander. Pooja Kumari Odh, an 18-year-old shot dead by Wahid Lashari on resisting abduction, conversion in Sukkur, Sindh,” a journalist wrote.