Hindus of Pakistan – A Genocide Forgotten
Dr. Omendra Ratnu, Nimmitekam, India
Partition of Bharat in 1947 has been a traumatic event for the Indian subcontinent. Over a million people were slaughtered as people from both sides migrated across the border. Since partition, Pakistan has slowly slipped into a Jihadi mindset which has continued to torment the remaining Hindu population, causing them to seek refuge in Bhaarat.
At the time of partition, Hindus and Sikhs represented about 15% of Pakistan’s total population. Today, thanks to religious conversions and migration, they count for just 2% of the population or about 5 million people. Roughly 60% of these 5 million are extremely poor, working in menial jobs or as bonded labour.
Nimmitekam is a registered NGO which acts as interface between the Hindu refugees from Pakistan and the government agencies. Since 80 % of the refugees coming out of Pakistan are extremely poor, they have to be helped and given support once they arrive in Bhaarat. Hindu organizations like VHP, RSS or BD are involved with the rehabilitation of these Hindus. Nimittekam attempts to create awareness on this issue and tries to facilitate their assimilation into the Hindu maintream.
About the presenter…
Dr. Omendra Ratnu is an ENT surgeon from Jaipur. He runs an NGO ‘Nimittekam’ which helps displaced Hindus from Pakistan to integrate into mainstream Hindu society in Bhaarat. He travels around the world to raise awareness about these Hindus and raises funds to support them.