Hindu family harassed in Pakistan
(ANI) A Hindu family from a low cast living in Pakistan's Sindh province has alleged that Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Rahim's relatives had kidnapped one of its family members and kept at an undisclosed place for the past many days.
Mai Dhuno (60) alleged that her son Atam was kidnapped after he resisted to sexual assault on his wife by Chief Minister Rahim's relative Arbab Ata-ur Rehman. She requested to the Pakistan government to secure a safe release of her son.
Atam was picked up by the Sindh government on the chief minister's direction because he resisted the "atrocities of his relatives", including an alleged sexual assault by Arbab Ata-ur Rehman on his wife. Atam worked in a brick kiln, the Daily Times quoted her as saying.
She added: "Our scheduled cast is taken for granted by the local lords. We have separate wells in the area and are not allowed to get water from the wells devoted to the Muslim community."
According to her, in 2002 Arbab had forced entry into their home and sexually assaulted Atam's wife. Atam had retaliated with a club, and had managed to fend off the attackers who then fled. "Later we left the town in fear that they would strike back. This event took place near the 2002 elections. The feudal lords guaranteed a safe return to my family so that the Arbab family would not lose its vote bank. The Meghwars and other scheduled Hindu casts are in a majority in the constituency," she said.
"But on the night of May 17, they entered our homes forcibly and abducted Atam."
Comment : Instead of visiting the Jinnah's Tomb, why did Advani not visit the Hindu family. Reason is obvious. There is a competition between Advani and Vajpayee for the Noble peace prize.