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Pakistan Hindu Council Chief Meets FM To Discuss 11 Deaths In India


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

22nd Sep, 2020. 09:06 pm
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Pakistan Hindu Council patron-in-chief Ramesh Kumar Vankwani called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and discussed the killing of 11 Pakistanis in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, during the meeting, Ramesh Kumar apprised the Foreign Minister of the anxiety within the Hindu community in Pakistan over the incident.

The statement said that Shrimati Mukhi, daughter of the head of the victim’s family, had lodged a First Information Report (FIR) in which she had named the RSS and BJP for their involvement in the incident.

It may be recalled that on August 9 this year, the bodies of 11 people belonging to Pakistan were found in a field in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India.

Reports said that the affected family had migrated from Pakistan to India and only one member of the family of the Bheel community survived.

A statement from the Foreign Office said that she told the Foreign Minister that his father, mother and other family members were killed by the Indian intelligence agency RAW for refusing to make anti-Pakistan statements.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the head of the Pakistan Hindu Council that Pakistan had raised the issue with India through diplomatic channels in Islamabad and New Delhi.

The Foreign Minister assured Ramesh Kumar that the safety and security of the citizens was the responsibility of the government and the victim’s family was Pakistani and the government should be fully aware of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of its citizens.

Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said the Hindu community would take strong action against the incident and to record its protest against the Indian government’s transparent investigation and failure to bring the accused to justice.

Earlier, Pakistan had summoned the Indian Foreign Office to express its deep concern over the ‘mysterious’ killing of 11 Pakistani Hindus in Jodhpur last week.

The Foreign Office said in a statement that it was “informed that the Indian government has failed to provide concrete information on the circumstances and causes of the deaths of Pakistani Hindus.”

The Indian charge d’affaires was told that “justice for the affected family and the safety of other Pakistanis in India requires that the Indian government clarify this unfortunate incident.”

He was urged that “the victims of the Jodhpur incident were citizens of Pakistan so it is the responsibility of the government of Pakistan to have information about the deaths of its citizens in India”.

Shrimati Mukhi had on September 6 requested the government of Pakistan and the International Court of Justice to ensure that the mysterious death of her family members to be investigated on forensic grounds.

She believes that RAW has killed his father and other family members for failing to make statements against Pakistan and prepare them to spy on Pakistan.

“My father and family moved to India in 2012 and settled in the state of Rajasthan where they were surrounded by the Indian intelligence agency,” she said.

Shrimati Mukhi had claimed that various privileges were being offered to her family for making anti-Pakistan statements.

The report said that the bodies of 11 members of a family who migrated from Pakistan and settled in India eight years ago were found in a field in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan and only one member of the family survived. ‘

“Police have received indications of the use of pesticides at the scene,” the report said.

Police official Rahul Barhat had said that “forensic experts have started an investigation into the matter while the initial police investigation said that the cause of the incident may be an internal problem of the family.”

“All those killed belonged to the Bheel community who left Pakistan for India eight years ago and never returned,” the report said.