After social media outcry: CJ takes notice of ‘encroachment’ on Hindu properties in Sindh 


Staff Report


The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar, has taken notice of alleged illegal encroachment on the properties belonging to Hindus in Sindh.

The notice was taken on a video released by Prof Dr Bhagwan Devi wife of Prof Dr Baghwan Das that went viral on social media.

Dr Devi had alleged that land mafia was encroaching on lands and properties belonging to Hindus in Sindh.

Bogus “power of attorneys” are prepared especially in upper Sindh that has left many Hindus feeling insecure, she had said in the video.

“Many Hindus are leaving and migrating to other countries and many others are preparing to sell their properties and leave.”

She further alleged that the federal and the provincial governments were reluctant to take action in that regard.

The CJP, while taking notice of the issue, has fixed the matter in the court for hearing on October 18, 2018.

The court has issued notices to the attorney general for Pakistan, Sindh advocate general, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony secretary, Ministry of Human Rights secretary, Sindh chief secretary, Sindh Minority Affairs Department secretary, and Larkana Division commissioner to appear before the court on 18th.