Livid Hindus in Pak demand reinstatement of voting rights

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 07:10 hrs

Members of the Hindu community in Pakistan have protested outside the Lahore Press Club, demanding their due right to vote.

The community demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan to take steps for giving proper representation to Hindus in the electoral process, reports the Daily Times.

The protest was organised by Hindu Sudhar Subha (HSS). The HSS leaders claimed that Hindus made up the biggest minority group, with more than 600,000 members in Punjab, more than 80,000 of which were voters.

They referred to the constitution of Pakistan, which gives all minorities a freedom of performing their religious activities and take part in the electoral process.

The leaders said that Hindus had been deprived of their voting rights since 1992, which they said was an injustice to Punjab's Hindu community. (ANI)

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