New Delhi: In Pakistan’s Maltese city of Badin district, up to 60 vulnerable Hindus were forced to accept Islam, sparking commotion among human rights defenders.
According to sources, these wealthy landowners who worked for “slaves” in poor Hindu families were lured to Islam not only in exchange for their freedom, but also to guarantee their debts.
It was Abdul Rauf Nizamani, chairman of the Malta City Council, who planned the conversion of the Hindus. He also uploaded a 58-second video on his Facebook page, including one of the Muslims. The clergy recite the “kalma” (Oath of Allegiance to Islam)
to teach the Hindus the meaning of Islam.
“Alhamdulilah, today 60 people have accepted Islam under my guidance, please pray for them,” Rauf posted with the video.
However, Hindu politicians in Islamic countries have a different view because they believe that there is no “force” behind the mass conversion of Hindus.
Zee News talked to some members of the Indian National Assembly (MNA) from different political parties in Pakistan, who attributed their conversion to economic reasons or a willingness to Islam.
Pakistan Tehreeke Insaf (PTI) Hindu MNA Lal Chand Malhi stated that Pakistan’s Hindu community is constantly exploited in Sindh. Marchi did not delve into the origins of the conversion of poor Hindus, but chose to respond with a political tone: “This happened under the rule of the self-proclaimed champions of democracy.”
Pakistan on behalf of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Kheal Das Kohistani The Hindus MNA said that for economic reasons, the Hindus in Badin could have accepted Islam.
He said: “According to preliminary information, these Hindu families have been converted for economic reasons. If they are forced, this is doomed, but we must investigate this.” However, he could not explain abandoning his religion and embracing other religions. reasons behind this.
Another PTI member, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, also Governor of the Pakistan Hindu Council, believes that the forced conversion is due to other reasons.
“If an underage girl is kidnapped and sent to an Islamic school, and then told that the girl has converted to Islam and you have no contact with her, this is an example of forced conversion,” he said. In response to the 60 Hindus converted to Islam in Badin, he said that these Hindus may be impressed by the teachings of Islam. But at the same time, he said that they could have agreed to accept Islam for money.