SUKKUR: In a horrible incidence on Friday, lots of of armed males attacked a village close by Sukkur in Sindh, kidnapped two ladies and a toddler, and killed not less than two males. That is solely the newest in a protracted line of atrocities dedicated towards the folks of Sindh in Pakistan, The Specific Tribune reported.
The Specific Tribune noticed the assailants, who have been apparently carrying fashionable weaponry, driving bikes previous the Sangi police station and heading into the village of Nirch in broad daylight.
Abdul Rahim Kalhoro, an elder of the village, recounted the harrowing occasions, stating, “They attacked our houses and killed two of our young men.”
He additional revealed that the attackers additionally kidnapped two ladies and a younger lady, leaving not less than three different folks injured, The Specific Tribune reported.
In response to the assault, the police launched an operation within the Kacha space alongside the Indus River, claiming to have efficiently rescued the kidnapped ladies and the lady. Nevertheless, sources indicated that no arrests have been made throughout the operation, elevating questions concerning the efficacy of legislation enforcement’s response.
Villagers have expressed frustration and disappointment with the police’s incapability to guard them. They mentioned that roughly 400 armed males reportedly handed by 4 police stations, a number of safety pickets, and even the Nationwide Freeway with impunity, The Specific Tribune reported.
The villagers filmed the assault and shared the footage on social media.
The motive behind the assault seems to be linked to an incident a day earlier than when a woman from the village eloped with a person from a neighbouring village.
“We had assured the Mahar tribe that the girl will be brought back within three days. We also assured them that a fine will also be paid,” Abdul Rahim Kalhoro, an elder of the village mentioned.
The scenario has left the native residents in misery, and they’re now calling upon the Sindh authorities and legislation enforcement companies to swiftly apprehend the culprits liable for the brazen assault, The Specific Tribune reported.
“We are poor and helpless people. It seems that people like [us] have no right to live here,” Kalhoro lamented.
Regardless of makes an attempt to achieve the involved senior police officers, SSP Sukkur Sanghar Malik and DIG Sukkur Javed Jiskhave not but responded to inquiries concerning the incident.
Earlier on Saturday, whereas talking to ANI, the chairperson of the World Sindhi Congress Rubina Greenwood accused the Pakistani institution of not defending minorities and permitting them to be systematically focused.
Atrocities towards ethnic minorities in Pakistan have risen within the current previous, in response to experiences.
In a current incident that shook the world, a 150-year-old Mari Mata temple in Karachi was razed to the bottom. The temple had been the goal of land grabbers and builders for years, in response to experiences.
One other temple within the Kashmore space of the nation’s Sindh province was attacked on the identical day with rocket launchers, experiences mentioned.
In response to Greenwood, minorities in Pakistan are purportedly subjected to inhumane political and public attitudes. They’re usually on the receiving finish of “policy exclusivity and mob aggression”.
“Some say Pakistan has become a rabid fundamentalist state where the government is accused of both omission and commission,” she mentioned.
Greenwood added, “Unfortunately, the reality is that yes Pakistan has become very, radical towards its minority. I don’t whether people over the 70 years of systematic brainwashing of our people and the education system, the culture has actually changed the outlook of the country, and the outlook of the people as well. But we need to fundamentally understand that, the whole political thinking and the institutionalization of Pakistan as well.”
She added, “Pakistan was built as a Puritan state. Puritan state means that a state can actually use religion to control the people, the mindset, the growth and the whole thinking about the thinking of the people can be controlled by the religion. They have changed the whole county’s mindset through the education system and by their cultural mindset. The people of Sindh, Punjab are secular. They are not hostile people. It is the 70 years of institutionalisation that has had an impact on the mindset of the people.”
“They want to create this instability in Sindh because it is one of the most secular provinces in Pakistan,” she added.
On the influence of propaganda instruments on folks, Greenwood mentioned, “Sindh has a secular culture and they have a strong sentiment of nationhood, considering Sindhis as one nation. We have Sindhi Hindus, Sindhi Jains, Sindhi Sikhs and Sindhi Muslims. So, if they create religious rivalry and religious discrimination they can actually control Sindh and suppress Sindh’s nationalist sentiment”.