Hindu Traders in Balochistan receive threats: A threatening leaflet was pasted on the sign board in the market and copies of it were also thrown inside the shops.
symbolic picture. Twitter (Zakira Baloch)
Hindu shopkeepers are being threatened in Balochistan, Pakistan. A Hindu businessman was recently murdered here in Vidh area of Khujdar district. After this pamphlets are being distributed here, in which it has been said that women should not be allowed to enter their shops. The pamphlet clearly threatens that if anyone allows women to enter his shop, he himself will be responsible for its consequences.
It is not yet known which organization has distributed these pamphlets. Where is this organization from? A threatening pamphlet was pasted on the sign board in the market and copies of it were also thrown inside the shops. Threatening pamphlets were also thrown at Muslim shopkeepers. After this incident, there is an atmosphere of fear among the Hindu communities here. Hindu shopkeepers say that they have not harmed anyone, then why are we being targeted.
what is written on the leaflet
According to a BBC news, Mohammad Aslam Shaikh, general secretary of the Private Medical Stores Association in Vidh, told that this leaflet has been pasted on the sign board on a sign board. Threat is written on it with hand and there is a sword under it. ‘Caravan Saifullah’ is written on it. But the name of any organization is not written on this leaflet. The name of this organization has not been heard before.
Threatening pamphlets distributed in #wadh #Balochistan after businessman’s #AshokKumar murder. The pamphlets warn #Hindu community traders not to allow local women to enter their shops, otherwise they will face consequences. pic.twitter.com/HnKiART1q9
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) June 7, 2021
Women’s roaming spoils the environment
Threats are written on it that they should not let their women out of their homes unnecessarily. Especially stop them from roaming in the markets. The atmosphere is spoiled by the roaming of women in the market. It has also been said in this pamphlet that women go to the shops of people of the Hindu community more. They are requested not to allow women to enter their shops. If you do this, then be ready to face the consequences. However, local people say that it is very rare when women come to the market. She also comes with her husband.
Hindus living for centuries
People of Hindu community have been living in this area for centuries. Incidents of unrest have increased here since 2011. However, this is the second case of a threat leaflet. Extremist organizations often harass Muslim businessmen including Hindus here with various excuses.
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