Thursday, June 4, 2009

TROUBLED CITIZENS

The plight of Sikhs in troubled Pak-Afghan tribal belt and that of Hindus in Khyber region is worse than the plight of civilian Tamils in no firezone, earlier, in Srilanka.The hapless Sikhs are takingshelters in Gurudwara.They are undergoing sufferings for nomistake of theirs.Earlier the minority Sikh community ofOrakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal areas inPakistan has been coerced to pay Rs.20 million asJizia(religious tax) in return for protection. Now the axe is falling on the the Hindus.The establishment in Pakistanhas failed completely in providing protection to itscitizens, particularly for minorities.Pakistan as nation hasfailed miserably on many counts since it is pre-occupiedwith unwanted hatred-ism towards India.What is going on inPakistan is neither good for them nor for the rest oftheworld.It is time that the leadership realizes this andmoves forward. The Center should act tough and take harsh measures to mitigate the problems of the Sikh and Hindu community.

APPEARED IN DNA NEWS PAPER ON 05-06-09

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