Non-Muslims, especially Hindus in Pakistan had previously faced various problems, including kidnapping and forcible conversions of Hindu girls, as there was no legislation recognizing their marriage.
The new Hindu Marriage Bill, though legalizes Hindu marriages, it does not help in stopping forcible conversions. Instead, some of its clauses encourages conversions. Thus, Hindu grievances remains unaddressed.
Hindu Marriage Bill was a need and Hindus wanted it to be passed but it was neglected for ages. Due to lack of legislation for non-Muslims, they have been facing problems. Hindu and Christian girls have been kidnapped and forcibly converted to another religion (Islam) which is a serious problem in Pakistan. In Sindh, forced conversion…
Polio workers have come under attack on several occasions since it was revealed that the CIA used a polio vaccination campaign as a ruse to get information on Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. commandos in Pakistan in 2011.Those revelations fed into claims by Islamic extremists that the vaccinations are part of a Western plot against Muslims.
An official in Pakistan’s restive Mohmand Agency, Younus Khan, said two workers from the seven-member polio vaccination team went missing after the attack but later returned unharmed. He says security forces are still searching for the attackers.
Jamaatul Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed the attack.
Khan said the bodies of the polio workers were handed over to relatives and their funeral will take place later in the day.
Provincial Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra condemned the attack, calling the polio workers heroes. VOA