He said that the community is in the grip of fear due to several incidents of dacoits kidnapping community members and they are also scared to send their children to school in many parts of the province. Protesters had gathered in Kandhkot town since Sunday evening after Hindu businessman Mukhi Jagdish (72) was abducted.
Several members of Pakistan’s Hindu community and other religions were injured on Thursday when police lathi-charged them in Sindh province. The protesters were staging a sit-in against the rising cases of kidnapping of Hindu businessmen and other people from minority communities for ransom. Members of the minority community have been protesting since September 1 over the abduction of some members of the minority community by bandits in the riverine areas of Kashmore in Sindh province. The protesters continued their sit-in on Thursday as well. When the protesters refused to end the sit-in despite the intervention of an influential leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the police lathi-charged, injuring some.
Community member Shiv Kachi told PTI over telephone, “Former minister and influential PPP leader Ahsan Mazari joined the protesters initially to express solidarity with them and freed two abducted Hindu traders from the hands of the dacoits.” He said that after the release of the two abducted businessmen, Mazari asked the protesters to end their agitation and ured them that the authorities would now handle the matter and get others released. “But when the protestors flatly refused and said they had no faith in the local police officers, Mazari left and after a while the police lathi-charged the protestors,” Kachi said.
But despite injuries, some people are still present at the picket site.” Kachi said the dacoits have also kidnapped several members of other minority communities for ransom. Dr. Chand Mahar, one of the organizers of the demonstration, said that in recent days five Hindus, including a nine-year-old boy, had been kidnapped by dacoits and a few days ago a seven-year-old Hindu girl, Priya Kumari, was also kidnapped near Sanghar. was abducted from He said that the community is in the grip of fear due to several incidents of dacoits kidnapping community members and they are also scared to send their children to school in many parts of the province. Protesters had gathered in Kandhkot town since Sunday evening after Hindu businessman Mukhi Jagdish (72) was abducted.
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