Temple in Balochistan returned to Hindus

Located in the remote Zhob district of the southwestern Balochistan province, the temple had been illegally occupied in 1947 following the partition of United India, which prompted a mass-scale migration to and from Pakistan and India. For the past 30 years the four-room temple was also used as a government school, but it was vacated […]

Vishnu Temple of the Hindu Shahi in the Pakistani region

By: Wali Khalil. There is a 1500 years old Nandna Fort and Vishnu temple, at Baghanwala, Pind Dadan khan Pakistan. The word Nandna means ‘Lord Vishnu’s garden’, in Sanskrit. Nandna Fort and temple always had a beautiful fruit garden at its foothill. This is because of the perennial stream of fresh water that originates from […]

Hindu Temples and Gurdwara of Hazro town Pakistan

Hazro is also the birth place of the KuKa sect of Sikh religion, formed by Bhagat Jawar Mal & Bhai Balak Singh in 1840, the founders of Namdhari Sikhs. I visited the Hari Temple and the Shiva Temple of Shahbaz Mohalla. Both were quite run down and all the frescos were painted over.

A Hindu Girl murdered in Pakistan

By: Gulf News, Pakistan. Dubai: The brother of Pakistani Hindu medical student Nimrita Kumari who was found dead in her hostel room, on Monday, suspects foul play. Kumari’s brother, Dr Vishal, rejected reports of her suicide, saying that there was no reason for her to do that.

Amb Sharif Hindu Temple, Soon Sakesar Valley, Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil. Amb Shahi temple complex and fort of the Hindu Shahi dynasty that ruled over Salt Range from the 9th to the 10th century, was meant to protect their western flank from the raiders that managed to cross over the mighty Indus further west.

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan. ‘Nur Singh Pawar’ or ‘Nursing Phuwaar’, as it is called locally is a Hindu temple and retreat nestled on a sharp ledge 300 meters above the canyon floor that runs towards Katha Masral town from the highlands of Soon Sakesar hills. You can read his […]

Bhera Hindus were very learned and rich

  By: Wali Imran Khalil. (https://how2havefun.com/) An octogenarian told me that when she would visit the homes of her Hindu friends, their houses would be lined till the roof with books. And boy did they love their gold and riches. She mentioned that, to hide their surplus gold, the Hindus of Bhera would have their […]

A Taxation system developed by Chanakya two thousands years ago

By: *Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani* Patron-in-chief, Pakistan Hindu Council Convener, Pakistan India Parliamentary Friendship Group   Governments should collect taxes like a honeybee, which sucks just the right amount of honey from the flower without causing any harm.”* ~Chanakya  

Pakistan Hindu Council reacts on hate speech by Ali Mohammad Khan

KARACHI / Islamabad (May 4, 2019): Pakistan Hindu Council has shown serious concern over the hate speech delivered in the National Assembly by State Minister Ali Mohammad Khan. In a joint statement issued on Saturday by President Gopal Khamuani and Secretary General Parshotam Ramani, the Council also expressed solidarity with the Patron-in-chief Dr. Ramesh Kumar […]

Pakistan’s 200 year plan to restore Hindu temples

Imran Khan, the PM of Pakistan has started a new project. The project is to restore Hindu temples back to Hindus so that temples can be restored and used for Hindu prayers. BUT there is a catch. Only two temples (of estimated total 400) will be restored each year. Is he genuine or is it […]

UK Christians help kidnapped Hindu girls of Pakistan

UK-based British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) has extended help to the family members of two Hindu minor girls Reena and Raveen who , in recent, past were abducted and forcibly converted to Islam and later married to Muslims men. [Click here to read more …]

Pak Hindus and Religious Freedom discussed at APRO

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. A meeting of APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations) was held on 15th April. APRO is a national level Interfaith body. They aim to develop contacts with important institutions so that religious organizations can have a say in policy making. I raised the issue of attack on Hindu […]

Why Pakistani Hindus leave their home for India

April 1, 2019 New Delhi : Almost every family living in the two refugee colonies in the capital for Hindus from Pakistan has a story to tell on what impelled them to leave their homes and flee to India. Dharmu ‘Master’, a tailor in his early-40s, came to India in 2017. His wife and three […]

Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

LAHORE, Pakistan — Anila Dhawan, 17 , was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor. The police refused to intervene. Her kidnapper told them she ran away from home, and converted to Islam and married him voluntarily. But after her family pressured a court to […]

Pakistani Hindus demand a law against forced conversion and child marriages

By: Ramesh Vankwani, Islamabad. Resolution against forced conversions & child marriages*   ISLAMABAD (26-03-2019): Prominent Hindu Lawmaker Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has tabled two bills and one resolution against forced conversions, child marriages and for protection of minorities throughout the country. Condemning the recent abduction of two Hindu sisters named Reena and Raveena, he also […]

Mentally challenged Hindu girl in Pakistan abducted and converted to Islam

By: The Hindu Portal. Another Hindu girl has been abducted and forcibly converted in Pakistan. Hindus fear that even though the girl is mentally challenged, her forced conversion will not be reversible. Mentally challenged Sonia was abducted days before Holi by a ‘Pathan’ looking man Read Full Story Here

Pakistan Hindu Council asks the govt to take action against forcible conversion and kidnapping of Reena & Raveena

By: Pakistan Hindu Council. Pakistan Hindu Council asks the govt to take action against forcible conversion and kidnapping of Reena & Raveena in Sindh. Demands to bring to justice Mian Mitho & others involved. Council urges the govt to implement child marriage act & bring a law against enforced conversions. Abducted Hindu minor girls approach […]

Pakistan lawmaker says ‘Hindus are our enemy’, draws ire

Click here to view original web page at Pakistan lawmaker says ‘Hindus are our enemy’, draws ire Later, the assembly members took both the protesting Members of Provincial Assembly into confidence and brought them back to the session. Members representing the minority community at a provincial assembly in Pakistan walked out of the session after […]

History of Hinduism in Sindh from ancient times

Click here to view original web page at History of Hinduism in Sindh from ancient times and why Sindh belongs to India Sindh: It is a southeastern state of Pakistan with its capital in Karachi. The name Sindh drives from the Sanskrit word Sindhu which is a river crossing both countries Pakistan and India. The […]

The oldest Jain temple in Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil. 200 BC Greek City SirKap Pakistan is designed like Islamabad February 24, 2019 WIK Comments 0 Comment   SirKap is the only Greek city in the Indo Pakistan Subcontinent from the Greco-Bactrian times. Taxila city, which is synonymous with SirKap, has been mentioned by Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana of 1st […]

This Shivratri, Support Kashmiri Pandits

On this auspicious day of Shivaratri, we are reinvigorating our advocacy efforts for Kashmiri Pandits. We are working closely with leaders of the Kashmiri Pandit community here in America to amplify their voices. What does that include? Put Masood Azhar onto the UN international terrorist list Create more videos to set the record straight about Kashmir […]

Another Hindu Girl forcibly converted and married in Pakistan

According to Pakistan Today, a reputed news paper of Pakistan, Anusha Meghwar, a 16-year-old girl belonging to the Meghwal tribe in Salam Kot area in Tharparkar, was “forcibly married” after her “conversion” to Islam. Atrocity on Hindus in Pakistan continue despite hollow promises of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan, showing to the world how well minorities […]

Of leading Hindus in Pakistan

Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani is a high-profile leader of the Hindus of Pakistan and is a member of the National Assembly on a seat reserved for the minorities. Struggling for the rights of the most downtrodden community in Pakistan, he has been a member of the Sindh Assembly in the past, protesting his constituency’s plight […]

Hindu Combined Marriages

By : Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Patron-in-chief, Pakistan Hindu Council Member of National Assembly WhatsApp: 0333-2277370 Twitter: @RVankwani In the context of recently held Hindu Combined Marriages, my article published in The News (English), Jang (Urdu) and Ibrat (Sindhi) to highlight the socio-economic importance of mass weddings.

Pakistan Hindus celebrate Diwali 2018 in Karachi

By : www.pakistanhinducouncil.org.pk. Karwan Group organised the Diwali function supported by Pakistan Hindu Council on 10th November, 2018 at Global Marquee, Karachi. The event has the theme of Ramaiyn as Diwali is celebrated for the return of Lord Ram to Ayodha after 14 year of Banwas. The event was started by doing  Arti and then […]

Potential of Faith Tourism in Pakistan

By : Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, a member of the National Assembly and patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council. There is no doubt that the economies of peace-loving countries in the modern era are heavily dependent on tourism. To attract international tourists, such countries tend to brand themselves as a tourism-friendly societies. It is, therefore, […]

Pakistani Hindus discuss their issues in Pakistan Hindu Council AGM

By : pakistanhinducouncil.org.pk. The First General Body Meeting of Pakistan Hindu Council Cabinet 18-20 was held on 9th December 2018, Sunday at Global Marquees, Karachi. The meeting was started with Gayatri/Mool Mantar and then a welcome speech was done by Mr. Raja Bhawan (Vice-President) in which he welcomed all the members and applauds all the […]

Santana Sikh of Potohar Pakistan

Baba Khem Singh Bedi Mahal Kallar Syedan Pakistan November 19, 2018 WIK Comments 0 Comment   By : Wali Imran Khalil   Baba Khem Singh Bedi (1832-1905) of Bedi Mahal, Kallar Syedan was the influential Sikh leader of the traditional “Santana” order in Potohar region, Pakistan.( Sangini fort at Kallar Sayedan is also worth seeing).Being 13th in […]

Sikh Samadhi and Hindu temple of Gulyana Pakistan

By : Wali Imran. Gulyana town Gujar Khan Pakistan that was destroyed twice November 26, 2018 WIK Comments 0 Comment Courtesy : Wali Imran,   900 years old Gulyana town of about a 50,000 people, just a few kilometers South of Gujar Khan, was raised to the ground once several centuries ago, by raiders from […]

Katas Raj Hanuman Temple, Kalar Kahar, Pakistan

Kalyan Das The Hindu Temple of Compassion in Rawalpindi-2

Hindu Temples ( Mandirs) of Rawalpindi, Pakistan – 1

Four temples are located in a narrow lane that runs between Sarafa bazaar and Lunda bazaar. All four are at a walking distance, and quite similar in appearance. The entrance to this lane from the Sarafa bazar road is barely a meter wide. Knowing that pre-partition Hindus dominated trade in Rawalpindi, finding Hindu remnants in […]

Hindu Temples Of Lal Kurti Bazaar, Rawalpindi Pakistan

The most well preserved of the three Hindu temples in the old Lal-Kurti Bazar is now a private property of a well-connected Muslim migrant family and is closed to the public. It is just a few yards from the Lal Kurti main square. Both Hindus and Sikh used to worship in the place during British […]

In Balochistan, Hindus Under Threat in the Face of State Indifference

The Wire – Karachi (Pakistan): Minorities face threats and have been under attack in Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan. The province is struggling with an insurgency and Christians, Shias, Hazaras and Hindus are unsafe. Recently, reports claimed that Christian and Hazara communities have been targeted by terrorist groups. Jalila Haider, an activist from the Hazara […]

Pakistan seals Hindu deities, may renovate the temple

There are many Hindu temples in Pakistan most of them in disarray, their land under threat of encroachment from selfish commercial interests or from terrorists. A small Krishna temple was built by Kanji Mal and Ujagar Mal Ram Rachpal in 1897 to serve people in nearby areas. However, after partition and creation of a Muslim Pakistan […]

Hindu brothers killed in a Hindu majority town in Pakistan

courtesy New York Times. In Mithi, Hindus make up about 85 percent of the population. Hindus being in such a large majority, both Hindus and Muslims have long lived peacefully. However, a steady influx of “outsiders” — Muslim extremist parties and sectarian groups have been moving into the area and other parts of the Sindh Province, as they […]

Pakistani Hindu parents allege their daughter forced to convert to Islam

In the predawn darkness on Feb. 24, Rinkel Kumari, a 19-year-old student from a Hindu family, disappeared from her home in Mirpur Mathelo, a small village off a busy highway in Sindh Province. Hours later, she resurfaced 12 miles away, at the home of a prominent Muslim cleric who phoned her parents with news that […]

Pakistan elects a Hindu woman senator, second time in its history

Compare that with how many Muslim women have been elected in India since 1947. Krishna Kumari Kohli’s election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Ms. Kumari’s victory was a rare bit of good news for the country’s Hindu minority. Pakistan has a dismal record over the treatment of vulnerable religious minorities. […]