A Hindu child of one and a half years has been kidnapped by an unknown rickshaw driver from Karachi near Thanwi Mosque in the jurisdiction of Brigade Police Station on June 2, 2023. The child’s name is Krishna and his parents are Anarkali and Mithu.
The parents have appealed to the Chief Minister of Sindh and the Inspector General of Police to recover their missing child. They have also alleged that the police have not registered a First Information Report (FIR) despite their repeated requests.
According to the parents, the police and the concerned authorities failed to recover the child and even they didn’t fulfill the basic procedure of registering the report of the crime.
The family contacted the Sarim Burney Trust to highlight the issue. When Eurasia Media Network contacted to Sarim Burney Trust Chief Chairman Sarim Burney said: “This family reached to me to find their kidnapped child. Police is not registering any First Investigation Report (FIR) for which they are legally bound to do.” Sarim says that the family also appeared to the Chief Minister and Inspector General (IG) Sindh to recover this child.
Kidnapping and forced conversion of Hindu children and girls in Pakistan have become a common occurrence, especially in Sindh province where most of the Hindu population lives.
According to a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), at least 31 cases of abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls were reported in Sindh in 2022.
The report also stated that the police often fail to register FIRs or take action against the perpetrators, while the courts often side with the abductors and ignore the age and consent of the victims.
It is also pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is among those countries where the police is one the most corrupt institution and it’s very hard to get justice.