Karachi: After the Sindh government issued an order to distribute ration to daily wage workers and labourers amid the Covid-19 outbreak, thousands of poor people gathered at Rehrri Ghoth in Karachi to receive food supplies and daily essentials. However, shockingly, those who belonged to the Hindu community were told to go back since the rations were only meant for Muslims. Also Read - Coronavirus: In Letter to UNSC, Pakistan Highlights 'Dire Human Rights Situation' in Jammu And Kashmir
Hindus were told that they were not eligible for having food supplies since it was only meant for Muslims, said activists. Not just in Karachi, Hindus in Liyari, Sachal Ghoth as well as all over Sindh are being denied a share in government food and rations if they happen to be Hindus. Also Read - COVID-19: Pakistan Says Situation Under Control as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 1,526
Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, a political activist has warned that the minorities are now faced with a serious food crisis and asked the Indian government to send supplies via Rajasthan to Sindh.
He appealed to PM Modi to intervene without delay to avert a humanitarian crisis in Sindh. There are more than half a million Hindus living in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
Many on Twitter slammed the Pakistan government and further asked the Indian govt for help:
Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan has risen to 1,559.