Islamabad: Forced marriages of their women and security issues have emerged as major concerns for Pakistani Hindus, according to a body formed by Asif Ali Zardari.
Its head Maula Bux Chandio, however, said the issue was not as serious as was being portrayed in the media. But he acknowledged that Hindus suffered from a sense of deprivation, Geo News reported.
In 2011, a total of 7,000 Pakistanis visited India. Between 1,100 and 1,200 did not return, he was quoted as saying.
"Reports of Hindus not being protected are negative for the image of the country," Chandio added....more
10:40 PM, Aug 13, 2012
London: Forcing someone to marry against their will - a practice often reported from communities in Britain with origins in the Indian sub-continent - will soon become a criminal offence, Premier David Cameron announced on Friday, comparing it with "slavery". Every year, authorities deal with hundreds of cases of forced marriages within Britain and through high commissions in south Asia, rescuing many British Asians who are forced to marry against...
08:01 PM, Jun 08, 2012