Why do Hindus still stay in Pakistan?

Mudassir Ali
Dec 25, 2019 02:40 PM 0 Answers
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Why do Hindus still stay in Pakistan?

Mudassir Ali
- Dec 25, 2019 02:40 PM

Originally Answered: Why do Hindus still stay in Pakistan ?
I have met Pakistani Hindus in person and I am well aware of the condition of Hindus in Pakistan.

I would like to point out that they do not want to stay in Pakistan and thousands of them leave Pakistan every year. Around 5000 Pakistani Hindus migrate to India each year and of course you cannot expect the entire population to shift at the drop of a hat.

Mudassir Ali
- Dec 25, 2019 02:40 PM

The reasons can be as below:

They stay in Pakistan even after tremendous atrocities because they do not have any place to go. It is not that easy to go to any other country and get citizenship. Even the Indian government has only recently started granting citizenship to them.
They’ll have to leave their homes and properties and even if they sell their homes they will get only a fraction of the cost. When I talked to the Pakistani Hindus one said that he had to sell his house for a very small percentage of the original cost.
Pakistani authorities keep a vigil on Hindus and it is not easy for them to go out from the country especially India. The Hindus I met had come with the excuse of Kumbh Mela but never went back and some had to leave their parents behind. Even Indian authorities keep an eye on them as in if at all any spy comes in the disguise of a refugee which is a legitimate security concern.
The rich and affluent Pakistani Hindus(Yes there are some) have their business and huge property there but even they are slowly packing it up and leaving but at the end it is not that simple for them too. You can’t simply break off ties from everything your own and which you own just like that.
Some of the older generation does not want to leave as it is their homeland even after huge human rights violations. Their love for the place where they were born keeps them there though it is a hell hole right now.
Even if they come to India there will certainly be acceptance issues as in who will employee a Pakistani citizen and technically they are Pakistanis. The irony is that they are Kaafirs in Pakistan because they are Hindus but they are Pakistanis in India for Indians including Indian Hindus.

So an exodus is definitely there but is slow in nature. If given a chance majority of Pakistani Hindus will shift to India but are stuck because of the above factors.

Mudassir Ali
- Dec 25, 2019 02:40 PM

I feel pretty regret to see the conditions of Pakistani Hindus. I bring something to the notice here that, the first president/prime minister of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah a historical words while his oath taking ceremony that “Pakistani citizens are free to go Mosques, Mandirs, Churches and shrines of their respective religions.

I have read when Pakistan came into an resistance the population if Hindus was about 22 percentage of the overall population of Pakistan but the recent survey has claimed that the population of Hindus in Pakistan is just 2 percentage of its Pakistan.

I am not not talking for any particular religion. But I lament when some religion has been destroyed in the name of another ideology. Can’t we accept the diversity in our society?

The Pakistani Writer Tarek Fattah in his interview with Pakistani channel said, “India is the only country in where Shia Muslims can call themselves as Muslims but no where in the world”.

As I have seen the documentaries produced by Pakistani Human Rights Activists, they claim Hindus in Pakistan are about be the history of the Pakistan Nation. But sadden part of the same documentaries revel several Human rights activists in Pakistan were assassinated after working for Hindus rights in Pakistan.

By the way I am not claiming the entire Pakistanis here. I believe they are also one of the elegant people in this world who also want to have the friendly relationship with India. But its now the responsibility of the Pakistan Government to look after keeping its citizens happy and safer.

The belligerent thought of any nation cannot bring the peace in its own nation eventually. By the way, am not accusing or insulting anycommunity here. I believe accepting the diversity of the society is a great weapon to end the complexity of the world.

Thank you.

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