Hindus pledge loyalty to Pak at mass wedding rite

Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 16:07

Karachi: Amid attacks on Hindus in
Pakistan`s Sindh province, hundreds of community members here
have pledged their allegiance to the country.

The pledge came at a mass wedding ceremony organised by
the Pakistan Hindu Council yesterday in this financial hub
which was attended by hundreds of Hindus and Muslims.

The ceremony saw 80 couples exchange wedding vows in
traditional Hindu rites as prominent social worker Sattar
Edhi also gave his blessings to the couples.

"I think this ceremony is the best platform for us to
make it clear that all Hindus living in this country are as
patriotic and nationalistic as every other Pakistani of any
religion. People should not question our allegiance to
Pakistan," said Mukesh Kumar, a senior official of the
Pakistan Hindu Council.

The same sentiments were expressed by many other Hindus
at the ceremony with Prem, one of the grooms, insisting they
also wanted to see Pakistan prosper as a nation.

The Hindu community in Pakistan`s southern Sindh province
has been up in arms over the killing of three Hindus including
doctors in Chak town near Shikarpur on Eid day and the
incident has even led to President Asif Ali Zardari ordering
the government machinery to probe the incident and provide
justice to the victims.


First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 16:07
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