US-based Hindu group donates tents to Pakistani refugees
Posted on: 02:24 AM IST Aug 04, 2013
A US-based Hindu community organisation has donated tents as part of relief efforts for Pakistani Hindu refugees who are camping at Jodhpur in Rajasthan after fleeing persecution in Pakistan. Hindu Maha Sabha of America (HMSA) donated a total of six tents providing accommodation to eight out of 33 families residing in the camp.
Along with HMSA, two other American Hindu organisations have also pitched in to offer assistance. The donation was coordinated with help from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal leaders in Jodhpur. Hundreds of families arrived recently from Sindh Province of Pakistan as the exodus of Pakistani Hindus has exponentially increased in past two years in the face of rising human rights violations against the minority community.
Several Hindu groups are uniting to help Pakistani Hindu refugees in India and along with relief efforts, they are also creating awareness of the grave human rights abuses in Pakistan, the HMSA said in a press release. The rising number of refugees desperately need help in terms of groceries, tents, water filters, cooking items and medical assistance, the release said.