Hindus and Sikhs forced to flee from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Islamabad (Pakistan) – Many families from minority communities in the turbulent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan have fled to other parts of the country or abroad due to deteriorating security conditions, according to a Hindu activist. As of the end of April this year, there have been at least 179 terrorist incidents in the province, which borders Afghanistan.

1. Haroon Sarbdiyal of the Pakistan Hindu Temple Management Committee stated that Hindu, Sikh, and Christian families have mostly moved to Punjab and Sindh provinces, while some have fled abroad. The worsening law and order situation has forced Hindu and Sikh traders to leave their ancestral homes. Most Hindus and Sikhs from tribal areas, Peshawar, Swat, and some hilly regions have abandoned their ancestral lands.

2. In recent years, there has been an increase in targeted killings in the province. This has led many Sikh families to leave Mohalla Jogan Shah, one of the oldest Sikh settlements in Peshawar, which houses a historic gurdwara and a Sikh community school. Approximately 6,000 Sikhs lived in Mohalla Jogan Shah.

3. Local resident Pradeep Singh mentioned, “This area is where our ancestors lived. Here, we preserved our culture, traditions, and educational system.”

This incident underscores the ongoing plight of minority communities in Pakistan, highlighting the need for a fundamental change in how minorities are treated in the region.

Editorial Perspective

For over a thousand years, Hindus have been forced to flee due to fanatical Muslims, whether in India or Pakistan. To change this situation, India must be declared a Hindu nation !