Weekly Hindu Persecution Digest: 17 August 2014 – 24 August 2014

1. Forced conversions torment Pakistani Hindus

Report: Hindu families in Pakistan are living in fear as girls from their community are being forcibly married while no conscious effort is made by the  government to resolve the issue of forcible conversions.

Link: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/08/forced-conversions-torment-pakistan-hindus-201481795524630505.html

 2.Murders of Hindu nationalist leaders in Tamil Nadu linked to terror group Al Ummah

Report: Investigations by the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police forces have revealed that a series of public hackings of prominent nationalist Hindu leaders, which have occurred in different parts of Tamil Nadu over the past two years, were terrorist operations involving careful and elaborate planning.

Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/murders-of-right-wing-leaders-in-tamil-nadu-linked-to-terror-group-al-ummah/99/?utm_content=buffer9b1df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

3. Speakers show concern over targeted killing of Sikhs

Report: Sikh leaders at a seminar in Peshawar on Monday expressed concern over the targeted killing of several Sikh traders and demanded of the government to protect the minorities.

Link: http://www.dawn.com/news/1126293

4. Jaipur Police alleges Muslim industrialists of funding Mosques in Hindu slums

Report: A letter written by the Rajasthan’s Additional DGP (Intelligence) to Jaipur’s civic and police authorities, stated that a group of Muslim industrialists have been funding construction of Mosques in Hindu dominated slum areas of the city by fraudulent means.

Link: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-20/news/53028825_1_industrialists-jaipur-police-pink-city