Thu. Jan 21st, 2021

Basic problems of minorities in Balochistan

Minorities are living in Balochistan since centuries. They are comprised of Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, and Bahaies. They are leading a well life. Balochistan is a tribal area, according to Baloch tribal traditions, minorities are considered as Bahot (person seeking refuge) and according to these traditions there should be given complete protection to Bahot. Therefore, because of these traditional norms and values, minorities are leading a peaceful and prosperous life in Balochistan.

In 2010, the situation in Balochistan remained quite tensed as incidents of kidnapping for ransom were common, besides Muslims, people belonging to minorities were also being abducted for ransom. Because of these incidents, many people belonging to Hindu community had to migrate from Balochistan to Karachi and other parts of Sindh.

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