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Members of Dera Murad Jamali’s Hindu community and traders staged a protest in the streets amid mounting indignation, denouncing the kidnapping of Priya Kumari, a young girl, and calling for immediate action to ensure her safety, Dawn said.

Protesters expressed their anger at the Sindh government’s apparent incapacity as they criticised its inability to find and save Kumari, who was kidnapped from Sukkur only a few days prior.

With signs in hand, protesters pointed out the worsening security circumstances for minority religions in Sindh and angrily decried what they called the regular kidnapping of defenceless youngsters, according to Dawn.

The demonstration, which was led by prominent members of the Hindu community Mukhi Manak Lal and Seth Tara Chand, attracted people from different walks of life.

Traders’ representative Taj Baloch, JI’s youth wing’s Liaqat Ali Chakar, wholesale market president Mir Jan Mengal, Molana Nawabuddin Domki, Khan Jan Bangulazi, and Harpal Das were among the notable attendees.

The leaders appealed to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to act swiftly and decisively to guarantee the girl’s safe return and to provide justice to the minority community. They threatened to stage widespread protests if their demands were not met.

Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) has additionally called on the next government to enact laws granting equal status to all communities and has vehemently denounced the religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan.

HRFP has brought attention to the fact that numerous members of the groups of Christians, Hindus, Ahimdiyyas, Sikhs, and other

“The newly elected representatives and the government must make legislation for equal status of all citizens as per founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s vision and thoughts,” it said.

“The recent cases are addition to suffering, and the growing numbers has made minorities more vulnerable,” said the HRFP.

Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) President Naveed Walter stated that despite the year being young, a number of concerning occurrences had been documented.

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