Press Esc to close

Mob removes Hindu's body from graveyard in southern Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 8, 2013 (PTI): 19:58 IST
Tension gripped a small village in Pakistan’s Sindh province after a mob dug up the grave of a Hindu within 12 hours of his burial, saying he could not be interred in a Muslim cemetery.

Bhuro Bheel, a Dalit Hindu, died in a road accident on Saturday. He was taken to the Civil Hospital in Hyderabad city where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Bheel's family buried his body in Haji Faqeer graveyard in Badin district on Sunday.
A Muslim mob dug up the body and placed it outside the graveyard on the ground that a Hindu could not be buried in a Muslim cemetery, Express Tribune reported today.
Bheel's body remained exposed to the elements for eight hours as his family and relatives found it impossible to remove it, fearing an attack by the hundreds-strong mob, the report said.

A local landlord later provided space for the body to be buried.

Local residents and Bheel's family told the newspaper that no one had ever objected when dozens of Bheel community members were buried in the same graveyard.
Moti Bheel, a doctor, said the community was warned by some youngsters to remove Bhuro Bheel's body. "We informed the police about the matter," he said.
Announcements were made from a local mosque urging Hindus to take away the body and warning that it would be removed on Sunday morning, he said.

Hundreds of Bheel community members and their supporters from Sindhi nationalist parties and civil society groups thronged the local police station to protest.

Sindh Hari Purhyat Council president Punhal Sario said, "Hundreds of Bheel supporters, including Muslims, have reached Pangrio. However the situation is extremely tense."
He accused religious clerics of instigating Muslims by inviting students from madrassas of nearby towns.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.