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Pakistan fails to protect religious minorities alleges Sindhi Sangat Sindh

Hyderabad: February 22, 2018. (PCP) "Pakistan have failed to protect its religious minorities. The whole country is hostage by religious extremist. Sindhi Sangat Sindh Protested against Religious extremism in Pakistan. Religious extremists are fully working with total impunity and misusing name of religion and spreading Jihadi extremist ideology while blaspheming laws being misused against dissent and religious minorities.

Sindhi Sangat Sindh and Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh held protest rallies and demonstrations in Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Tando Muhammad Khan, Seri, Husri , Kathar and other cities and towns of Sindh, Pakistan against religious extremism, influx and settlement of illegal immigrants in Sindh and unemployment in Sindh, Pakistan.

The Protest call was given by the chairman Sindhi Sangat Sindh Mansoor Khaskheli, activists of Sindhi Sangat Sindh demonstrated outside Press Club Hyderabad and activists were raising slogans against religious extremists and banned jihadi outfits.

Activists chanted slogans against extremism, the main slogans were "Down with religious extremism", "long live peace and harmony", "No to intolerance", "ban to bigotry and Jihadi outfits" in Sindh, Pakistan. The protest rally and demonstration in Hyderabad was led by the leaders of Sindhi Sangat Sindh and Sindhi Nari Sangat Sindh Zameer Sindhi, Shehmer Qambrani, Rizwana Memon, Farzana Shah. Addressing to the protesters and talking to media persons leaders of Sindhi Sangat Sindh said we people of Sindh believes in "interfaith harmony" but unfortunately the whole country is hostage by religious extremist. Religious extremism, intolerance increasing due to soft policy of Pakistani establishment towards religious extremist outfits.

Despite huge loss of lives of innocent people in country the State Policy of dictator Zia era to patronize Jihadi outfits is still continue. We demand Govt to abandon the so-called policy to patronize extremist because religious extremism terrorism is not only threat to the country but it is a serious threat to regional and international peace.

Now extremists are spreading their extremist networks in schools, colleges and universities without restrictions the innocent students are being misguided by religious bigotry jihadi fanatics. It is an alarming situation that almost two crore children are enrolled in Pakistani madrassa across the country, where the students are being taught hate, violence, extremism. Due to high rate of poverty in Sindh poor people of Sindh who are living a miserable life below the poverty line while extremists are exploiting poverty and using religion as tool for their vested interest while most madrassa are affiliated with internationally banned religious extremist outfits...

Extremists banned outfits Taliban, JUD, JEM, Jhangvi and others are working with new names using charity work but they have same ideology and are fully operative in Pakistan with total impunity and misusing name of religion for Jihadi extremist ideology. Pakistan is internationally isolated because not making effective efforts to dismantle the infrastructure of extremist outfits in Pakistan.

Sindhi Sangat Sindh demanded The Pakistani government should also restore full rights of the religious minorities, Islam is a religion of peace but extremists are misusing and misguiding people. Every year thousands of Hindus and Christians are converted by extremists govt is failed to protect its religious minorities. Internationally banned outfit Jamaat-ud -Dawa (JuD) and others are also using charity work for their vested interest and spreading extremist ideology of Jihad. Sindhi Sangat Sindh leaders further said extremism is a serious threat to historical secular and sufi identity of Sindh also expressed serious concerns that religious extremist militant organization have been used against peaceful Sindhi national movement.

Leaders of Sindhi Sangat Sindh further said along with religious extremism, the rising numbers of illegal immigrants in Sindh converting indigenous Sindhi population into minority in their own motherland, we believe it's a deep conspiracy and threat to demography of Sindh, the illegal outsiders living in Sindh are burden over economy. Despite protests by Sindhi civil society nationalists, Islamabad has turned completely blind eye towards vital issues of Sindh. Sindh has been facing multi-challenges including, extremism, terrorism, poverty and human rights violation. Sindhi Sangat Sindh demands protect religious minorities and stop forced conversions of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan.