Pak Hindus rally to support Jamaatud DawaDecember 16th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad(Pakistan), Dec. 16 (ANI): About 200 Pakistans Hindu women protested here today against restrictions on Jamaatud Dawa.
Pakistan has a Hindu minority, many of whom are impoverished agricultural workers, but the women in Hyderabad rejected what they called pressure by mostly Hindu India to ban the Jamaatud Dawa charity.
The Dawn quoted, Biga Ram, a 40-year-protester saying, How can an organisation be terrorist if its been providing food and water to us despite knowing that were not Muslims?
Theyre friends of humanity. We condemn the ban. Its unjust, she said.
The protesters gathered outside here press club chanting slogans in support of the charity and holding banners with messages such as: Jamaat-ud-Dawa is not terrorist and We condemn the banning of Jamaat-ud-Dawa under Indian pressure.
The charity played a major role in providing help to victims of an earthquake that killed 73,000 people in northern Pakistan in 2005.(ANI)