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Activists protest outside Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu against atrocities committed against Hindus

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 15 Jul 2020

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Kathmandu: Protesting against the atrocities committed against the Hindu community in the south Asian country, members of the Hindu Civic Society in Nepal demonstrated in front of the Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu recently.

The demonstrators were seen holding placards and chanting slogans, demanding Pakistan to allow construction of the Krishna temple in Islamabad, which was halted after a boundary wall of the temple was demolished.

"We condemn the Pakistan government's actions as it is violating the basic human rights of a citizen. By holing this protest, we demand Pakistan allow the continuation of the construction of Krishna temple," Vinay Yadav, the lead demonstrator of Rastriya Ekata Abhiyan, told ANI.

A group of protesters gathered at UN Headquarters in Geneva during the 44th Session of UN Human Rights Council recently to highlight the plight of Hindus in Pakistan and to protest against the persecution faced by them.

Hindus in Pakistan are systematically marginalised, persecuted and discriminated which led to an increased level of violence notably religiously motivated kidnapping, assault, sexual crimes and murder.

Hate messages against Hindus, who form a minuscule minority in Pakistan, are routinely expressed by Pakistani lawmakers and politicians.

The hard-line radical Islamists in Pakistan opposed the construction of a Hindu temple in Pakistan claiming that it is contrary to the idea of Pakistan, which is Islam.

In a recent testimony of the level of religious intolerance and hatred, a Hindu temple in Sindh was brutally attacked by an Islamist mob.

The attacks are often orchestrated by Islamist leaders who enjoy patronage and protection by the Pakistani government.

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