Hindus of Pakistan reject CAA and openly refused Indian Prime Minister Modi’s offer of citizenship. The Hindus in Pakistan specified the new Indian citizenship bill is against the Spiritual Standards of Humanity. Many Hindu Protesters are seen on roads with shout slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Pakistani Hindus Reject India’s offer for Citizenship.
The Distressing Bill seeks to give Citizenship to Religious Minorities Maltreated in Neighboring Muslim Countries, inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.
The Question Behind the New Bill
Alluding to the pestering of minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, the Indian parliament recently amended its citizenship law, offering citizenship rights to Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Parsi and Jain communities migrating from these countries. Although, the law, does not include Muslim refugees or migrants.
Pakistani Hindus Reject India’s offer for Citizenship
Hindu minority of Pakistan strongly condemned the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which discriminates against Muslims. Moreover, they have also repudiated India’s offer to endowment them citizenship under the new law. They said that Pakistan is their homeland and they will never take refuge in India.
Speaking to Gulf News, Dileep Kumar, a Dubai-based Pakistani Hindu
“The law from India is totally against [the] spiritual norms of humanity and Sanatana dharma. Sanatana dharma is the term used in Hinduism to denote the set of duties or religiously ordained practices incumbent upon all Hindus, regardless of class, caste or sect. As humans, we cannot discriminate, irrespective of any religious followings. We do not want [the] Muslims of India to face terror. We condemn the law as religious persecution is unacceptable to [the] Hindus of Pakistan.”
Reverend Johan Qadir, a Sharjah-based Pakistani Christian community leader said
“We, the Christians of Pakistan, are not at all interested [in taking] refuge in India. I must say that the Modi’s citizenship bill does not favor the minorities at all as it is discriminatory and against basic human rights.”
Raja Asar Manglani, the patron of the Pakistan Hindu Council, earlier told Anadolu Agency
“Pakistan’s Hindu community unanimously rejects this bill, which is tantamount to dividing India into communal lines”
A Unanimous Message from Pakistan’s Entire Hindu Community to Indian Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi
“A true Hindu will never support this legislation, the law has violated India’s constitution.”
Senator Anwar Lal Dean, a Christian Member of the Pakistani Parliament’s Upper House
“The law is meant to pitch religious communities against each other. This is a clear violation of fundamental human rights. We categorically reject it. Through such unjust and uncalled steps, the Modi government wants to pitch religious communities against each other.”
Gopal Singh, leader of the Baba Guru Nanak in Pakistan said
“Not only Pakistani Sikhs but the entire Sikh community in the world, including those in India, also condemn this move. The Sikh community is a minority both in India and Pakistan. Being a member of a minority, I can feel the pain and the fears of the Muslim minority [in India]. This is simply persecution,” he said. Singh urged Modi not to push minorities’ “backs to the wall.”
Hindu population in Pakistan
According to the Council, approximately 94 percent of Hindus are living in Sindh Province, and more than 4 percent are living in Punjab Province of Pakistan. Moreover, a small portion of this population is settled in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provinces.