Honorable Secretary of State, Ms. Clinton: Our Life is a living Hell...
  • Petitioned Judith E. Golub

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Director of Government Relations, USCIRF
Judith E. Golub
Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C
Her Excellency, Ambassador Sherry Rehman
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Ambassador Suzan D Johnson-Cook
Secretary of State, US Department of State
Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton,

Honorable Secretary of State, Ms. Clinton: Our Life is a living Hell...

    1. Pakistan Hindu Post
    2. Petition by

      Pakistan Hindu Post

      LA, CA

Almost three-quarters of women from Pakistan's Hindu communities have faced sexual harassment while nearly half, complained of religious discrimination at workplaces, educational institutions and neighbourhoods. A report, prepared by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (Pakistan), states that about 74 per cent of the Hindu women faced sexual harassment.

Pakistan was created as an Islamic nation in 1947, and religious minorities are treated as second class citizens under the country’s Islamic laws. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Hindus have been converted to Islam, and many more have been forced to flee the country. In 1971 alone, the Pakistani Army was blamed for the genocide of over one million of Hindus in erstwhile East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh).

Pakistan Hindu Post requests YOUR support in urging Pakistan, to urgently act to prevent further discrimination and victimization of the Hindu community, especially Hindu women. The slow and steady dissolution of the Hindu minority has to stop.

This petition is addressed to Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, US Department of State.

CC-ed to:

Ambassador Sherry Rehman, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C

Judith E. Golub, Director of Government Relations, USCIRF

Ambassador Suzan D Johnson-Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. Response from the office of Hillary Clinton (U. S State Department)- Part 3

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      We hope this information is helpful in addressing your concerns. We understand you have discussed Rinkel Kumari's case with members of our Pakistan team here at the Department. We look forward to staying in touch with you on this important issue.
      Sincerely yours,
      Tim Lenderking
      Acting Special Representative for
      Afghanistan and Pakistan

    3. Response from the office of Hillary Clinton (U. S State Department)- Part 2

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      A U.S. Embassy representative attended the Pakistani Supreme Court's hearing of Rinkel Kumari's case. We will continue to underscore to the Pakistani government that the constitutional provisions providing freedom of religion must be protected under the laws of Pakistan.
      It is worth noting that on May 24, the United States released its annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices, available at www.humanrights.gov. You will find that the chapter on Pakistan specifically addresses our concerns about discrimination against religious minorities. Our annual Religious Freedom Report, which will be issued later this year, also elaborates on the situation of Hindus in Pakistan and provides specific information about forced conversions.
      PART 3 TO FOLLOW

    4. Response from the office of Hillary Clinton (U. S State Department)- Part 1

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      June 12, 2012
      Thank you for your April 17 letter regarding the case of Rinkel Kumari and religious freedom and human rights in Pakistan. I assure you that the U.S. government takes these issues very seriously.Through our embassies and consulates, we actively engage the Government of Pakistan at multiple levels. We maintain extensive contacts with nongovernmental organizations and religious leaders in both countries. We continue to encourage the Government of Pakistan to promote tolerance and end discrimination against religious minorities. We formally outlined our concerns about the situation of religious freedom in Pakistan in our annual International
      Religious Freedom Report released on September 13,2011.
      In particular, we have been following the case of Rinkel Kumari closely. A U.S. Embassy representative attended the Pakistani Supreme Court's hearing of Rinkel Kumari's case.

      Part 2 to follow

    5. Reached 8,000 signatures
    6. Rinkel Kumari's nightmare continues

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      During Rinkel Kumari’s first supreme court hearing in Islamabad she clearly stated that she wanted to go home to her mother and that she believed there was no justice for Hindus in Pakistan. Still, despite her cries for help she was forced to stay at a government-run woman’s shelter in Karachi where her abductors were able to communicate with her and further harass her. She reported to her lawyers that she was raped and physically assaulted by them as well as the police who worked as an accomplice to Mian Abdul Haq and his followers. Notably, the public firing of hundreds of kalashnikovs during her first court appearance in Sukkhur was a blatant sign of force and intimidation wherein a young teenager was surrounded by hundreds of armed men. How is a girl supposed to feel safe and respected in this environment? We request you to further the cause and write to each one of your friends and family to sign this petition. Remember any woman you care for is a potential Rinkel Kumari.

    7. Reached 4,000 signatures
    8. Thanks all,

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      We will be FAXing the petition and a copy of your signatures, to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton's office today. Rinkle's hearing is on April 18th 2012.

    9. Reached 2,000 signatures
    10. Video from Asha Kumari's family

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      Please click on the link below, to see a video from Asha Kumari's family. Asha was kidnapped on April March 3 from Jacobabad, Pakistan.

    11. Reached 1,500 signatures
    12. More kidnapping of Hindus in Pakistan. This time in Balochistan

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      Fellow advocates,
      The chairman of the committee that manages the famous Hinglaj Mata temple in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan has been kidnapped just two days before the beginning of the shrine's annual pilgrimage, according to a media report on Monday.Sindh and Balochistan’s Hindus were already in the thick of the controversy of forced conversions. The kidnappings add to their insecurity. Hindus are largely seen as wealthy merchants in Sindh and as they don’t have traditional tribal backing, they are considered fair game.
      "Motiyani's kidnapping appears to be a conspiracy against Hindus since he was kidnapped two days before the gathering. He has not been kidnapped for ransom because he is a poor man," Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, patron of the Pakistan Hindu Council and a former member of the Sindh Assembly, was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune daily.

    13. Reached 1,000 signatures
    14. More Hindu girls targeted in Pakistan

      Pakistan Hindu Post
      Petition Organizer

      Dear advocates,

      Thank you very much for signing and sharing this petition, about the plight of Hindu women in Pakistan. We just crossed the 250 signature mark, as more reports of forced kidnappings and conversions of Hindu girls to Islam, trickle out of Pakistan. (follow link below).

      On the day this petition was released, the sad news emerged that Bharti, a 15-year-old Hindu girl living in the Lyari area in Karachi, left home for her sewing class last December, never to return. Three days later, her father Narain Das was told she had converted to Islam.

      Every signature sends an email to Hon. Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, members of the US State Department and USCIRF listed in the petition.

      Once again, thank you for your support.

    15. Reached 250 signatures

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    • ankit verma PATNA, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its the problem of hindu,created by muslim

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    • pia pxy CITY, BANGLADESH
      • almost 2 years ago

      to save her...

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    • Rahul giri INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Hindus should have equal rights as Pakistanis in their country as the have the same here(India)

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    • Rahul giri INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I just want every Hindus should have the equal rights in any country.

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    • zoi kara OREM, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      Let us all rise for the human rights!

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