MITHI: The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the humiliation of a Hindu boy by an official of a mining company, directed the DIG Mirpurkhas region to take strong actions.
Advocate Veerji Kolhi, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for the human rights department, talking to this reporter strongly condemned the incident and said that an accused had not only insulted a Hindu boy but also hurt the religious sentiments of all Hindus and people believed in secular values of Thar.
Kolhi informed that the Chief Minister after taking the notice has directed the high-ups of police officials to arrest him as soon as possible. According to the video clip, which has gone viral on the social media, one Abdul Salam aka Abu Dawood, who is said to be the driver of a mining company engaged in the coal extraction in Block-1 of Thar Coalfields could be seen forcing a Hindu boy Mukesh Bheel to call names to his god.
The accused after humiliating the boy went on to force him to abuse and denounce his god ” You people (Hindus) have already created the mess in Thar ” he could be seen utterung highly words and remarks against the boy and his religion.
The rights activists, members of the civil society and the people of the civil society took to the social media and expressed their anger, indignation, exasperation and resentment over the unabated atrocities of the officials of the mining firms and they demanded the actions against such elements, who according to them, had turned the peaceful desert region in the living hell for Tharis. The educationalist Partab Shivani in his tweet observed that a person from Rahim Yar Khan employed by the officials of the mining firms had hurt the sentiments of Hindus in Tharparkar by forcing a young boy to pass abusive remarks about his god and religion.
Mr Shivani said that such ugly acts would only create unrest among over 50 per cent Hindus living in Tharparkar. The PPP MNA from Tharparkar, Dr Mahesh Kumar Malani condemning the incident asked the SSP Tharparkar to take strong actions against such elements adding he made it clear nobody would be allowed to create such lawlessness and humiliate Hindus and their religious sentiments. He said that it was a very condemnable and unacceptable incident by a worker of the mining firm.