Amidst COVID-19 crisis the ‘barbaric face’ of Pakistan has come to display. Earlier the country mentioned ‘Kashmir’ in PM Modi’s online SAARC summit for COVID-19. Now, it is denying supplies to its minorities. The ‘Hindu’ minorities have been denied the essentials.
The incident has come to light from Pakistan’s financial hub ‘Karachi’. Thousands of poor people gathered at Rehrri Ghoth in Karachi to receive food supplies and daily essentials. Amongst the people who were ‘Hindu’ minorities were told to go back since the rations were only meant for Muslims. Hindus in Liyari, Sachal Ghoth and other parts of Karachi as well as all over Sindh are being denied a share in government food and rations if they happen to be Hindus.
The ration was being distributed on the Sindh government’s order through local NGOs and administration to daily wage workers and laborers. As a huge crowd gathered to get the supplies the ‘lockdown’ imposed by Pakistan looked to come at a standstill. No screening arrangements were provided for nearly 3,000 people who had gathered to collect rations. Dr. Amjad Ayub Mirza, a political activist has warned that the minorities are now faced with a serious food crisis and asked the Indian government to send supplies via Rajasthan to Sindh.