Pakistani Hindus to stage sit-in outside Indian HC against Jodhpur massacre

Ramesh Kumar Vankwani says BJP government trying to change the murder case into mass suicide

By: News Desk      Published: 05:14 PM, 22 Sep, 2020
Pakistani Hindus to stage sit-in outside Indian HC against Jodhpur massacre

Patron-in-Chief Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani talking to media persons in Islamabad said Pakistani Hindus are coming in a caravan towards Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad to seek justice for deaths of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ramesh Kumar said, “Humanity was killed in the form of murder of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India but the world powers are silent.”

He said “Our sit-in will continue till India does not share copies of the FIR and the initial investigation report and post-mortem report of 11 Hindus, with the Pakistan High Commission.”

The Hindu caravans will reach in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said he has support of all the communities of Pakistan but for the time being he is protesting along with his Hindu community only to raise the voice. 

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The PTI MNA said Pakistani Hindus are coming from Mirpurkhas, Thattha, Hyderabad, Nawab Shah and Karachi to lodge their protest against the murder of 11 Pakistani Hindus. “I have been constantly asked by my Hindu community to raise my voice for the Hindu Bhel community whose members were murdered in Jodhpur,” he added.

Ramesh Kumar said, “I along with my community members will stage a sit-in front of Indian High Commission in Islamabad.”

He said today (Tuesday) is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The UN has also remained silent on what has been happening in Kashmir for a year and a half. 11 Pakistanis were killed in Jodhpur in India. India has declared this murder as suicide so where is the justice here? “Every religion of the world preaches not to suppress other’s religion,” he added.

Ramesh Kumar said Indian police are hiding facts about the Jodhpur incident, in which 11 Pakistani Hindus were mysteriously killed last month.

He also met with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and informed him about the latest development regarding Jodhpur incident.

Ramesh Kumar said, “Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for one week so he could activate the Pakistan High Commission in India.”

On 14 September, Indian Charge d’affaires was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register Pakistan’s serious concerns over the “Jodhpur Incident” in which 11 Pakistani Hindus, including children, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Village Lodta Haridasot, district Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan on 9 August 2020.

It was highlighted that despite repeated requests by the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi for details regarding the tragic incident, the Indian government continued to evade the issue, has disclosed only scant information about the case, and has failed to share any substantive details regarding the cause and circumstances of the deaths.

The daughter of the deceased head of the family, Shrimati Mukhi, has made highly concerning statements, implicating the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the murder of her father, mother and other family members, allegedly after the Agency failed to convince them to spy on Pakistan and issue anti-Pakistan statements.

FO Spokesperson said, “It was underscored that in the interest of justice to the bereaved family and also to ensure the safety and security of other Pakistani nationals in India, it was of utmost importance for the Government of India to be fully transparent about this unfortunate incident.”

It was emphasized that since the victims of “Jodhpur Incident” were Pakistan nationals, it was incumbent upon the Pakistan government to be fully aware of the circumstances under which its nationals died in India.

The Indian side was urged to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the matter, provide access to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to the surviving member of the bereaved family, share copies of the FIR and the initial investigation report and facilitate the presence of the High Commission for Pakistan’s representatives during the post-mortem of the deceased persons without further delay.