Pakistan Muslims Dig Up Hindu Grave, Spiking Religious Tensions

Source: VOA via Wasim Sr

A crowd of Islamic fundamentalists dug up the grave of a Hindu man in Pakistan, police said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of growing religious tension in the increasingly unstable province of Sindh.Shouting “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is greatest”, the crowd dug out the body and dragged it through the streets of the southern town of Pangrio in a dispute over the location of the grave.

“Tensions are still running high, but we are in control of the situation,” district police chief Shaukat Ali Khatian said.“The incident was caused by some clerics of the extremist outfit of Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat, but later other Muslims joined in and dug up the body and threw it away.”Hindus and Muslims have lived side by side and shared graveyards in Sindh for centuries, but tension has been on the rise recently as extremists make increasingly aggressive inroads into the rural parts of the province.Sindh is home to most of Pakistan’s small Hindu community, which numbers about 2 million among a population of roughly 180 million.Pakistan’s rocky relationship with neighboring India, a predominantly Hindu country, has fed tension between the two communities in smaller towns, such as Pangrio.The Hindu man, Bhoro Bheel, 30, had died in a road accident and was buried on Saturday, in line with caste tradition. The subsequent desecration sparked demonstrations and forced police to step up street patrols.

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  1. Pakistan Muslims Dig up Hindu Grave.
    all over the world, where there are crisis, Muslims must be the ones to spark it, Muslims all over the world!; what is wrong with this religion that believes in violence. You say Islam is Peace, what is peaceful about Islam. or you are rather telling the world you can only have peace when are a Muslim.

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