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.

On 2 December, 2012, six-year-old Vijanti Meghwar was brutally raped in Ghulam Nabi Shah village, Umerkot, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Vijanti belongs to the Meghwar community of the country’s minority Hindu population. She was found unconscious and lying in the street in a pool of blood. The heinous crime was made easier as the minority Hindu community was powerless and helpless in a land of mass intolerance and bigotry.

 

In February 2012 over 200 Hindus fled Pakistan after 19-year old Rinkle Kumari was abducted from her village Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki province of Pakistan, and subsequently forcibly converted and forcibly married. Her abductors had powerful political connections and after two months the country’s supreme court ruled against her parents.