Amritsar: Living under the awe of Taliban activists, the Hindu families residing in Pakistan are finding it tough to manage their daily family life. A Hindu family which took shelter in India after being chased out from Pakistan has made a request in this regard with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

This family in the wake of constant threat from Taliban was forced to flee from Hussain Gadhi village of district Gohat in Pakistan and took shelter in Amritsar. The plight of Hindu families residing in Pakistan has come to light as Avatari Lal Sharma who arrived in India with his family shared his sorrows with Dainik Jagran.

Expressing his grief, he said, “I was earning my livelihood as a grocer and was earning well. The Talibani forces raised demands which were impossible to meet and thus we had to leave the country.” He alleged that the shops are being looted, women abused and many conditions imposed by the Taliban have made the life miserable for Hindus in Pakistan.

Sharma, who now sells vegetables on the streets said, “We had everything in Pakistan. They took our forefathers’ lands and looted our shops. The dignity of our mothers and sisters was endangered. We were left with no other option but to flee.”

With three of his sisters still unmarried and no money for his mother’s treatment, he has called for help from the district administration and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
“The fate of many other Hindu families in Pakistan is still in the dark,” he added.
 
(JPN/Bureau)