[79], According to the Pakistan’s National Council for Justice and Peace (NCJP) report the average literacy rate among Hindu (upper caste) is 34 percent, Hindu (scheduled castes) is 19 percent compared to the national average of 46.56 percent. Besides officers, the Pakistan Army also has Hindu soldiers. Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan. [12][36] Struggling for the rights of the most downtrodden community in Pakistan, he has been a member of the Sindh Assembly in the past, protesting his constituency’s plight in Tharparkar. Hindus comprise approximately 1.92% of Pakistan's population. As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include: Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS. Christian and Hindu leaders complained that they felt excluded from the county's political process, but the policy had strong support from Islamists. A historic Hindu temple was attacked and set on fire by a mob in northwestern Pakistan. Thus there are two laws in Pakistan governing Hindu marriages– one for Sindh and other for the rest of the country. Intermarriages between the Hindus and Sikhs are very common there. Assuming that the proportion of Hindus in Pakistan’s total population remained the same, the number of Hindus in Pakistan, according to its latest census, would be around 3.3 million. [48], There was a Ministry of Minority Affairs in the Government of Pakistan which looked after specific issues concerning Pakistani religious minorities. This page is about the Hindus of Pakistan. "We have come here to celebrate this festival with colourful rangolis. Before 1998, the census was last been held in 1981. [28], The Sindh kingdom and its rulers play an important role in the Indian epic story of the Mahabharata. Pakistan in 2017 conducted its first census since 1998. According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. [144], A 2005 report by the National Commission for Justice and Peace, a non-profit organization, found that Pakistan Studies textbooks in Pakistan have been used to articulate the hatred that Pakistani policy-makers have attempted to inculcate towards the Hindus. The religious beliefs and folklore of the Indus valley people have become a major part of the Hindu faith that evolved in this part of the South Asia. [3][13] As of 2010, Pakistan has the fifth-largest Hindu population in the world and by 2050 may rise to the fourth-largest Hindu population in the world,[14] reaching 5.6 million[14] and constituting 2% of the Pakistani population. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Today, Muslims constitute 14% of India's population, while in Pakistan, Hindus are said to be just over 2%. This product is a monthly auto renewal product. Several incidents of violence against the minority community in Sindh have often been reported. In … However, some members of the MMA made efforts to eliminate their rhetoric against Hindus. The Maripata Mariamman Temple, which has been demolished, was the biggest Tamil Hindu temple in Karachi. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, over 4.7 million Hindus and Sikhs from West Pakistan left for India, and 6.5 million Muslims chose to migrate to Pakistan. For example, 428 poor Hindus in Matli were converted between 2009–11 by the Madrassa Baitul Islam, a Deobandi seminary in Matli, which pays off the debts of Hindus converting to Islam. However, the actual population of Scheduled Caste Hindus is expected to be much higher, as the Scheduled Caste Hindus categorise themselves as Hindus in the census rather than as Scheduled Castes. [51] But in 2013, the Ministry of National Harmony was merged with the Ministry of Religious Affairs despite opposition from the minorities. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Muslim - the Hindu community makes up less than 2% of the population. [20] The reasons for this exodus were the heavily charged communal atmosphere in British Raj, deep distrust of each other, the brutality of violent mobs and the antagonism between the religious communities. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population in 2017 was 207 million, growth of 146% from 1981. Hindus and other minorities achieved a rare political victory in 2002 with the removal of separate electorates for Muslims and non-Muslims. Hindus leaving in Pakistan are first and foremost pakistanis and then they should think themselves as hindus. The Hindu temple was vandalised and set ablaze by a mob in Karak in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. However, there is the lack of upkeep of the dilapidated Hindu temples in the city. [131], The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), a coalition of Islamist political parties in Pakistan, calls for the increased Islamization of the government and society, specifically taking an anti-Hindu stance. The Hindu temple was vandalised and set ablaze by a mob in Karak in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. A survey carried out by All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Pakistan's revealed that out of 428 Hindu temples in Pakistan that existed before Partition only around 20 survive today and they remain neglected by the Evacuee Trust Property Board which controls those while the rest had been converted for other uses. [108], In January 2020, a Hindu temple in Chachro, Tharparkar district in Sindh was vandalised by miscreants, who desecrated the idols and set fire to holy scriptures. [109], In December 2020, a Hindu temple in Teri village of Karak district was attacked and vandalised. [126], Many Hindus are induced to convert to Islam for easily getting Watan Cards and National Identification Cards. After the partition, Hindus have been converting to Islam under pressure, particularly in Doda village near Sargodha. Seats were reserved for minorities in the national and provincial assemblies. as an inducement for those who convert. [107] In 2019, three Hindu temples were vandalised in Ghotki district in Sindh over blasphemy accusations. Most Valmiki Hindus converted to either Christianity or Islam after the partition. Hindus constitute Pakistan’s largest non-Muslim minority, estimated at between two and four per cent of the population. In other districts the population of Hindus is less than 1%. Local officials have blamed the incident on Muslim clerics. In 1999, Pakistan abolished this system. [40][41] The Pakistan Census separates the members of scheduled castes from Hindus and has assessed that they form 0.25% of the national population. Approximately 4.7 million Hindus and Sikhs moved to India while 6.5 million Muslims settled in Pakistan. Exclusive content, features, opinions and comment - hand-picked by our editors, just for you. The incident took place on Sunday in Sheetal Das compound, housing 300 Hindu and 30 Muslim families. [60], Some Tamil Hindu families migrated to Pakistan in the early 20th century, when Karachi was developed during the British Raj, and were later joined by Sri Lankan Tamils who arrived during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Today, a large fraction of Sindhi Hindus consider themselves Nanakpanthi. [118], There are also Irish Christian missionaries and Ahmadiyya missionaries operating in the Thar region. Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan. The region became predominantly Muslim during the rule of Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire. Pakistani Hindus  |  Hindus Population  |  Pakistan, Sai Manish  [110], Each year, 1000 Pakistani girls of minority religions, hindus in particular, are forcibly converted to Islam. Government officials stated that the separate electorates system is a form of affirmative action designed to ensure minority representation, and that efforts are underway to achieve a consensus among religious minorities on this issue, but critics argued that under this system Muslim candidates no longer had any incentive to pay attention to the minorities. Hindus in Pakistan are primarily concentrated in Sindh, where the majority of Hindu enclaves are found in Pakistan. At independence in 1947, Hindus composed 20.5 percent of the population of the areas that now form Pakistan. The report said, Hinduism has become fastest-growing religion in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, while more than one million Hindus are expected to move to […] The shrine holds critical importance as in 2015, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the KP government to restore and rebuild the shrine, while hearing a petition by Ramesh Vankwani, member national assembly and patron of Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC). This practice is being reported increasingly in the districts of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Mirpur Khas in Sindh. A policeman inspecting a damaged Hindu temple in a remote village in north-west Pakistan yesterday, after it was attacked and set ablaze on Wednesday. The letter comes in the aftermath of the destruction of a Hindu temple in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan on 30 December 2020 by a … [3], In February 2016, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh approved the Sindh Hindu Marriage Bill for millions of Hindus living in the Sindh Province. Videos of … [69][70], According to a study, the majority of the scheduled caste Hindus (79%) in Pakistan have experienced discrimination. [1] Pakistan gained independence from Britain in 1947, and in the first census afterwards in 1951, Hindus made up 1.6% of the total population of West Pakistan (now Pakistan), and 22% of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The product is a monthly auto renewal product. There has been historical decline of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism in the areas of Pakistan. Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme. Many Hindus, especially in the rural areas, follow the teachings of local Sufi pīrs (Urdu: spiritual guide) or adhere to the 14th-century saint Ramdevji, whose main temple Shri Ramdev Pir temple is located in Tando Allahyar. Also, in Balochistan Hindu places of worship are proportionate to their population. They include members of parliament, a former chief justice, military officers, and prominent names in the arts. KARACHI, Pakistan . Here are some positive … [78] Rich Pakistani Hindus go to India and release their loved ones' remains into the Ganges. That over 1 million people lost their lives in the bloody violence of 1947 should attest to the fear and hate that filled the hearts of millions of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs who left ancestral homes hastily after independence. [88], However, many have criticised the Clause 12(iii) of the Hindu Marriage Bill which says that "a marriage will be annulled if any of the spouses converts to another religion". It has a large following among the Scheduled Caste Hindus in Urban areas of Pakistan. Hindu pilgrims leave the Durgiana Temple after paying their respects on their way to reach the Katas Raj Temple to celebrate Maha Shivratri in Pakistan in February, 2020. Korean Christian missionaries have allegedly converted more than 1,000 Hindu families in 2012 alone. They often complain of … According to this theory the Hindu minority in Pakistan was to be given a fair deal in Pakistan in order to ensure the protection of the Muslim minority in India. In Punjab, a Hindu temple at Rawalpindi was destroyed and reconstructed to use as a community centre, while in Chakwal the Bhuwan temple complex is being used by the local Muslim community for commercial purposes. Pakistan Rebuild demolished Hindu temple in Karak within 2 weeks, orders Pakistan Supreme Court. The incident in the town of Karak drew condemnation from human rights activists and Pakistan's minister for human rights, Shireen Mazari. However, in November 2019, government of Pakistan started the restoration process for 400 Hindu temples in Pakistan. [125] The Indian government is planning to issue Aadhaar cards and PAN cards to Pakistani Hindu refugees, and simplifying the process by which they can acquire Indian citizenship. Another temple at Rawal Dam in Islamabad has been shut down and the Hindu community believes that the temple is going to dilapidate day by day without being handed over to them. Pakistan government has granted permission for the construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad, nearly six months after the work at the site was … Hindu migrants from Pakistan line up outside the Foreigners’ Registration Office in Jodhpur, India, Aug. 26, 2019. Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services". 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[34][35] In 1947, Hindus constituted 12.9% of Pakistan, which made Pakistan (including present day Bangladesh) the second-largest Hindu-population country after India. Other communities worship manifold "Mother Goddesses" as their clan or family patrons. Since 1947, religion has been ingrained in people's minds that conflicts between the countries usually falls upon the heads of the minority religions in each country. [49][50] And a new ministry Ministry for National Harmony was formed for the protection of the rights of the minorities in Pakistan. Pakistan's minority Hindu community has rejected India’s offer to grant them citizenship under a new law. This happened for a variety of reasons even as these religions have continued to flourish beyond the eastern frontiers of Pakistan. Karachi: A Hindu temple was vandalised by a group of people in Pakistan's Karachi after blasphemy allegations were made against a boy from the Hindu community.. [66], The Valmiki or Balmikis are Hindu worshippers of Valmiki, the author of The Ramayana. The Pakistan Hindu Council runs 13 schools across Tharparkar[46] and also conducts mass wedding of poor Hindu couples. This allowed religious minorities to vote for mainstream seats in the National and Provincial assemblies, rather than being confined to voting for only minority seats. As per the official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus reside in Pakistan, mostly in Sindh province. ", "Hindus being denied access to temple, SC questions authorities", "Pak SC seeks report on denial of access to Hindu temple", The subtle Subversion: A report on Curricula and Textbooks in Pakistan. This diversity, especially in rural Sindh, often thwarts classical definitions between Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam. According to the Future of World Religion report, some countries will witness doubling of the number of Hindus by 2050 – mostly because of massive migration and increase in fertility rate. The Raam Kunde Complex of Temples at Saidpur village in Islamabad is now a picnic site. Unlimited access to all content on any device through browser or app. [91], The Pamwal Das Shiv Mandir, centuries-old historic temple in Baghdadi area of Lyari Town was illegally turned into a Muslim Pir and slaughterhouse for cows by Muslim clerics with the help of Baghdadi police after making series of attacks on Hindu families living in the area. [86] In March 2017, the Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain signed the Hindu Marriage Bill and thereby making it a law. In 2017, Lance Naik Chand Rabari, a Sindh-based Hindu, died on active duty while serving on Mangla front near Pakistan … [87] The federal law was accepted by all provinces of Pakistan exception Sindh, which has a separate legislation (Sindh Hindu Marriage Act) for Hindu marriage. According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. In 2011, the Government of Pakistan closed the Ministry of Minority Affairs. Karak [Pakistan], December 30 (ANI): A mob of over hundred people led by local Muslim clerics reportedly destroyed and set on fire a Hindu temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In addition, a Hindu legend states that the Pakistani city of Lahore was first founded by Lava, while Kasur was founded by his twin Kusha, both of whom were the sons of Lord Rama of the Ramayana. In other districts the population of Hindus is less than 1%. Track the industry of your choice with a daily newsletter specific to that [111] In one case, a landlord abducted a hindu daughter from a farm worker and falsely claimed the teen was compensation for a 1,000$ debt that the family owed him. [138][139] Between 2011 and 2012, twenty three Hindus were kidnapped for ransom and 13 Hindus were killed as a part of targeted killings of non-Muslims[113] In January 2014, a policeman standing guard outside a Hindu temple at Peshawar was gunned down. [37][38][39] After 1971, Bangladesh separated from Pakistan and the population of Hindus and other Non-Muslims declined in Pakistan as Bangladesh population was no longer part of the census conducted in Pakistan. A mob in northwestern Pakistan have attacked and set ablaze a century-old Hindu shrine, prompting condemnations from the top officials and Muslim-majority country's Hindu community. Hinduism is the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam. Increasing violence against the Hindu minority in Pakistan has many weighing a move to India, but there are also very real reasons to … [124], Those Pakistani Hindus who have migrated to India allege that Hindu girls are sexually harassed in Pakistani schools and their religious practices are mocked. [6] The 1998 census of Pakistan recorded 2,443,614 Hindus, which (includes 332,343 scheduled caste Hindus), which constitutes to 1.85 percentage of the total population of Pakistan. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed. [73] However, in Khuzdar District and Kalat District, Hindus face discrimination. The Gandhara kingdom of the northwest, and the legendary Gandhara people, are also a major part of Hindu literature such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Kalasha people practice an ancient form of Hinduism mixed with animism. Most of Pakistan’s minority Hindus migrated to India in 1947 when India was divided by Britain’s government. Hindu community leader Sudham Chand protested against the system but was murdered. Track the industry of your choice with a daily newsletter specific to that industry. The case brought to fore another example of deplorable conditions of minorities in the state of Pakistan. A mob led by members of Pakistan's radical Islamist party demolished a Hindu temple Wednesday after setting it on fire in a deeply conservative northwestern town, a senior police official said. A mob in northwestern Pakistan attacked and set ablaze a century-old Hindu temple on Wednesday, officials said, prompting condemnations from the Muslim-majority country's Hindu community. Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard. A growing number of urban Hindu youth in Pakistan associate themselves with ISKCON society. The Bill was effectively blocked by the Islamist groups and parties like the Council of Islamic Ideology and Jamaat-e-Islami. As of 2010, Pakistan had the fifth largest Hindu population in the world and PEW predicts that by 2050 Pakistan will have the fourth largest Hindu population in the world. [29][30], At the time of Pakistan's creation the 'two nation theory' had been espoused. The mob also desecrated Hindu scriptures. The Pakistan Hindu Panchayat, Pakistan Hindu Council and the Pakistani Hindu Welfare Association are the primary civic organizations that represent and organise Hindu communities on social, economic, religious and political issues in most of the country, with the exception of the Shiv Temple Society of Hazara, which especially represents community interests in the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in addition to being the special guardians of the Shiva temple, at Chitti Gatti village, near Mansehra. Before partition, according to the 1941 census, Hindus constituted 14% of the population in West Pakistan (currently Pakistan) and 28% of the population in East Pakistan(currently Bangladesh). [52], The Constitution's Article 51(2A) provides 10 reserved seats for non-Muslims in the National Assembly, 23 reserved seats for non-Muslims in the four provincial assemblies under Article 106[53] and four seats for non-Muslims in the Senate of Pakistan. 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