Pakistan Hindus gathering against Islamabad over India migrant deaths

Ever since that time, the deceased migrants’ relatives have held little rallies in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province but that was the very first time they’d taken their demonstration into the nation’s capital, vowing to point a sit-in close to the Indian Embassy.

The protesters accuse India’s secret support of poisoning the 11 Hindus, who had been found dead in a farmhouse at India’s Jodhpur district in Rajasthan state. The demonstrators came in Islamabad around midnight, chanting, “We want justice” They briefly skirmished with officials that prevented them from hitting the embassy website.

Following the Aug. 9 deaths, Indian press reports indicated the Hindu relatives, originally from Pakistan, had taken their own lives. Official Islamabad states New Delhi hadn’t shared some reports of this circumstance.

Thursday’s rally was an odd move for Pakistan’s Hindus, who have largely lived without a battle with the nation’s mostly Muslim majority. Before this year under pressure from radical Muslims, Pakistani authorities stopped the building of a Hindu temple at Islamabad.

Ramesh Kumar, a top leader of the Hindu community that headed Thursday’s protest, met on Wednesday with Pakistan’s foreign ministry, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, looking for his aid in persuading India to launch results of the first police probe to the situation.

Pakistan has also asked for access to some Roman employees who had been in the Jodhpur farm in the time of these deaths, according to police officers.

In his interview with Qureshi,” Kumar stated Shrimati Mukhi, the daughter of the head of their household that died, had leveled the poisoning accusations. She previously this month told local press that India allegedly forced the household to issue a statement denouncing Pakistan’s authorities. There was no official comment from India about the allegations.

Last week, Pakistan summoned an Indian diplomat to communicate concerns within the”Jodhpur episode” A subsequent ministry announcement said India had”neglected to discuss any significant details concerning the origin and circumstances of the deaths” of the Hindus and requested for an extensive investigation.

Pakistan’s army said Wednesday that two of its soldiers had been killed by Indian firing at a cease-fire breach in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.