A seminar titled “Forced Conversion of the Religion and its Reality” was organised by the Islamabad Bar Association below the management of Mian Abdul Haq Mithu, a infamous cleric concerned in selling the heinous crime, deep-rooted hatred and indifference in opposition to minorities, particularly Hindu and Christian women, Just Earth News (JEN) reported.
The assembly was attended by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami, Nadeem Gilani, analysis scholar of the Institute of Policy Studies and Dr Akramullah, Secretary Council of Islamic Ideology. JEN reported that the chief visitor of the seminar was Mian Abdul Haq Mian Mithu, the cleric recognized to be one of the dreaded individuals within the lifetime of Hindus and Christians in Pakistan.
Notably, Mian Abdul Haq Mithu has additionally been sanctioned by the UK over allegations of compelled conversions.
The JEN reported that he’s so infamous in serving to predatory males in opposition to harmless Hindu women that he has been labelled as a “conversion factory”.
He achieved notoriety in 2012 when he forcibly transformed a Hindu lady named Rinki Kumari in February 2012.
Rinki Kumari was kidnapped, raped and transformed by a Muslim man. In 2019, Mithu got here to note for main a rioting mob within the Ghotki district in Sindh.
The riot was engineered over allegations of blasphemy in opposition to a Hindu faculty principal. Hindu temples, the principal’s home and a number of other homes of Hindus had been set on fireplace by the mob egged on by Mithu.
His recognition had turn into so widespread that he was wooed by a number of mainstream political events, together with that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
A Pakistan TV channel, Naya Daur, had described the cleric as belonging to an influential household in Sindh with hyperlinks to political and spiritual figures within the province. He can also be the custodian of the Bharchundi Sharif shrine in Sindh.
“Inviting Mian Mithu to the seminar on forced conversion is like inviting a wild animal to a civilised gathering. Mithu has been involved in forced conversion of scores of Hindu girls,” the JEN stated.
Recently, the UN consultants on human rights had roundly blamed Pakistan for permitting such a criminal offense in opposition to humanity to proceed with direct or oblique connivance.
The Pakistan Human Rights Commission in its report titled A Breach of Faith: Freedom of Religion or Belief in 2021-22, identified that the “incidence of forced conversions in Sindh has remained worryingly consistent”.
Mian Mithu’s infamy in these circumstances warrants better scrutiny.
Senator Mushtaq Ahmad, one other visitor on the seminar, has repeatedly strongly opposed any try to usher in anti-conversion legal guidelines. His argument has been that such legal guidelines had been anti-Islam and that there have been no compelled conversions.
He blamed the Hindu women for working away from their poor households moderately than predatory Muslim males who decide up younger women of their selection, rape them after which compel them to transform.
He has supported the kidnapping, rape and conversion of a number of hundred Hindu and Christian women up to now.
As a member of the National Assembly, he has been on the forefront of difficult any regulation proposed to guard minority ladies.
The coming collectively of those components to marketing campaign in opposition to compelled rape and conversion of minority women underlines the perversity that exists in at this time’s Pakistani society.
The incontrovertible fact that such seminars had been being organised by legal professionals in Islamabad establishes the deep assist such heinous crimes have in civil society.
Over a thousand Hindu and Christian women are raped and transformed yearly, most of them in Sindh. The Muslim males and their households, with the assist of influential non secular leaders like Mian Mithu and Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, get away scot-free.
Not one such predatory male or their household have been prosecuted.
The Just Earth News reported, depart alone the police, and even the upper judiciary have supported the lads, blaming ladies and their households on the difficulty of start certificates and different legalities.
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