Former Delhi Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and key Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa alleged that the minorities in Pakistan are being denied food and rations by the authorities there during the period of lockdown initiated due to the Coronavirus.
Sirsa tweeted on Monday alleging that the Hindu and Sikh populations in the Pakistani province of Sindh being denied even basic food and rations.
सिंध में रह रहे हज़ारों हिंदू परिवारों को @pid_gov ने राशन देने से मना किया#COVID19Pakistan के चलते वहां अल्पसंख्यक परिवारों को दो वक़्त की रोटी भी नसीब नहीं@AmitShah जी @DrSJaishankar जी भारत सरकार को ही इन हिन्दू परिवारों की मदद करनी होगी वरना ये लोग भूखे मर जाएँगे🙏🏻@ANI pic.twitter.com/hTL0Jphlx1
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 30, 2020
He called upon Union Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to provide all assistance to them, lest they die of hunger.
This comes amidst media reports of alleged discrimination in Sindh which has denied rations to the Hindu population living in the various villages.
Pakistan’s dismal record on human rights stands exposed with these media reports.
The Country review of the UNHRC had blasted Pakistan for its acts of forced conversion of minorities who are considered second class citizens, anti-blasphemy law and general lawlessness where members of the minority communities are barely allowed basic sustenance.
It also exposes Pakistan as Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks about building a ‘Naya Pakistan’ and also lectures India on its alleged human rights violations.