Bring middle-class Hindus into politics: Wali Ram Wallabh

Published: August 18, 2012

Says Hindus living in depression and with a sense of insecurity since partition. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD: 

Opportunist Hindus are in politics but the middle-class Hindu has been kept away from it, said renowned Sindh writer and intellectual Wali Ram Wallabh while speaking to Sindh Express.

“It is the need of the hour to correct the political system,” he suggested. “Reserved seats should be abolished. A proper system should be introduced to ensure social harmony.”

Hindus are migrating and are also going for ‘Yatra’ to India, he commented. They have been living in depression and with a sense of insecurity since the partition of the sub-continent, he said.

“Sindhi Hindus are not independent socially and they face problems getting education and jobs,” he added. “A common Hindu is denied participation in political and social activities. These conditions are not stable.”

Wallabh said that Hindus had been migrating for several years but that the issue came to the surface when they started leaving in groups. “Hindus do not live by their own wishes. They even can’t run their businesses according to their own will because they need to see protection from local influentials.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • chandran
    Aug 18, 2012 - 1:01PM

    vote for pakistan hindu party chandan singh group membership drive going on in karachi

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  • JSM
    Aug 18, 2012 - 1:13PM

    I am happy to see a Pakistani Hindu smiling in the above picture.

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  • Falcon
    Aug 18, 2012 - 2:47PM

    Certainly a very valid and respectable suggestion but let’s also hear how? If possible, I would send all middle class representatives to govt. But that is inconsistent with the social structure of the society where elite class has privileged access to resources. For minorities, the issue is specially important since they need to feel secure in a hostile environment. In such cases, people with resources end up serving as a better shield than others, thus creating political space for themselves.

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  • usman
    Aug 18, 2012 - 4:29PM

    Its depend on People party. As we know for last 5-6 general elections PPP come as majority pary in rural sind and anyone who has PPP ticket can win election. About 90% hindu live in rural sind. I am sure if PPP give them ticket they could win election.

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  • 1984
    Aug 18, 2012 - 7:50PM

    I’ve seen this trend in India…
    A muslim can win in a Hindu majority constituency
    whereas,a Hindu can never win in a Muslim majority constituency

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