Thatta, Sindh, was simmering ever since the gangrape video of a 19-year-old Hindu boy surfaced.
Half a dozen men, with many, connected to the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), gangraped a Hindu boy named Prakash, shot the assault and circulated the video online to further browbeat the survivor’s family. In the video, a teary-eyed and very much in pain Prakash can be seen getting assaulted.
The assault took place in the Darro town of the Sajawal district.
The Hindu community is pointing fingers at the Arbab Ibrahim Memon who is the son of PPP leader Rameezul Haq. Haq contested the elections on the PPP’s ticket in the previous general elections and holds sway in the area.
The survivor’ family is gone in hiding afraid of the influential rapists.
As the news of the gangrape of the Hindu boy went viral, the Sindh Home Minister was forced to break his silence. The Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal vowed to bring the perpetrators to the justice and these culprits have been arrested by the police:
Rape against the minority community boys is not a new occurrence in Pakistan. However, it is seldom reported on an equal footing and therein lies the problem.
Pakistani Hindus have not forgotten the Inder Vineet case.
Due to constant persecution, many Hindus have been forced to migrate to India.
By Namta Gupta