HRCP concerned over kidnapping of Hindus in Sindh, Balochistan
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to recover Dr Rajesh Kumar who was abducted from Quetta on February 13.
In a meeting on Monday, the commission expressed concern over the kidnapping for ransom of Hindus in Sindh and Balochistan.
The kidnappers have demanded Rs 20 million ransoms from his family. Dr Kumar is son of Dr Nand Lal, a member of Quetta Chapter of HRCP and member of the Pak-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIFPD). A First Information Report (FIR) was registered but he has not been traced so far. It is worth mentioning that many Hindus have been kidnapped for ransom in the recent past from Balochistan and Sindh.
The HRCP office-bearers demanded the government take appropriate steps for the immediate recovery of Dr Kumar. They said that it should be made sure that he was not harmed during captivity. They also urged the government to take appropriate measures to stop the kidnapping of Hindu traders.