Although no formal figures are available, anecdotal evidence and human rights groups say that attacks against Hindus have risen in the last two years, with temples and worshippers targeted, especially in Sindh province. Hindus in Pakistan worry about the future of their families in a land of religious bigotry.
Jacobabad, August 7, 2012
A 14-year-old Hindu girl Manisha Kumari, who was kidnapped in August, 2012, from Jacobabad city in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has been forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man, said her father Rewat Mal. The kidnapping and forced conversion of the young girl sparked widespread concern within the minority Hindu community which resulted in the exodus of several Hindu families from the region.