London: On Saturday, the Pakistan High Commission’s office in London witnessed a protest by Sindhi women agitating against the forced conversion of Hindu girls by Muslim men in Pakistan.
During the protest, the Chairperson of World Sindhi Congress, Rubina Sheikh, accused the government of Pakistan saying, “The State and its institution have intentionally failed to protect the religious minorities.”
The protest was organized by the International Sindhi Women Organization (ISWO).
The speakers at the protests slammed the Pakistani administration and said that the forced conversion of Hindu girls is cruel, criminal, and a gross violation of human rights.
Rubina Sheikh also accused the state of systematically and strategically supporting the forced conversion of Hindu girls and the spread of violent religious extremism.
She said that the perpetrators were able to carry out this with impunity because of the support of the State.
Seeking help from the international community, the speakers also reiterated that the practice of forced religious conversion is to coerce and frighten the vulnerable Sindhi people to leave their motherland.
The protesters handed over a letter to the Pakistan High Commission demanding to stop forced abductions, conversions, and violence against Sindhi Hindus.