Tharparkar address: JuD chief hits out at Modi for inciting exodus of Hindus from Sindh

Published: April 22, 2014

Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. PHOTO: EXPRESS

HYDERABAD: 

Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed vowed that Pakistan will not allow Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to encourage members of the Hindu community to migrate from Sindh.

Addressing a gathering in Tharparkar’s Mithi town on Monday, he criticised the BJP frontrunner Narendra Modi for his provocative statements inciting members of the Hindu community to migrate across the border.

“The BJP leader has incited members of the Hindu community in Sindh to migrate to India, but I want to remind him about the Ahmedabad and Gujarat carnage. Such orchestrated incidents have never taken place in Pakistan,” the JuD chief said.

While Tharparkar is known for harmonious coexistence of Hindu and Muslim communities, last month Hindu places of worship were subjected to a series of attacks in the area.

Reassuring the Hindu community, Saeed said that conspiracies aimed at stoking religious or ethnic disharmony will not be allowed.

The JuD chief blamed India for the water shortage in the country. The tail-end areas of Sindh are dealing with severe water scarcity as India is building dams in Kashmir, he added.

Saeed also said that the JuD does not discriminate between Hindus and Muslims while working for their relief.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2014.

Reader Comments (27)

  • Mirza
    Apr 22, 2014 - 10:12AM

    With his proven track record he still think he is better than Modi?

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  • Abdul
    Apr 22, 2014 - 10:34AM

    @Mirza i wish u were in gujrat during the Modi rule.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 22, 2014 - 10:36AM

    @Mirza:
    He is way better than Modi.

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  • Prakash
    Apr 22, 2014 - 11:37AM

    “Such orchestrated incidents have never taken place in Pakistan”
    Agreed. Because that part of Pakistan is now called Bangladesh.

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  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Apr 22, 2014 - 12:58PM

    The way these Mullahs use the Blasphemy law against the minorities, no wonder the Hindus would want to leave Pakistan. Even Muslims would love to leave if they could. So dont crib if you use fake blames.

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  • AJZ
    Apr 22, 2014 - 1:03PM

    @Mirza.. He is much better than Modi..

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  • naam me kya rakkha hai
    Apr 22, 2014 - 1:17PM

    if he is way better thn modi.. thn I wish almighty… provide many Hafiz saeed to pakistaan…

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  • Akash
    Apr 22, 2014 - 1:18PM

    @Abdul:
    I wish you were in India during the Mughal rule.

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  • Apr 22, 2014 - 2:10PM

    @Mirza:
    It is his insult to compare him with mass murderer Modi.

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  • Parvez
    Apr 22, 2014 - 2:28PM

    Who would have thought that along with violence and hatred…..he would have a sense of humour as well.

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  • Islooboy
    Apr 22, 2014 - 2:58PM

    What Modi said was that we must allow Hindus from Pakistan and Bangladesh, because there is no other country for them. So, what is wrong in that? Will the stress free countries like Saudi and Dubai keep those Hindus? When they are not providing citizenship to the Muslims, what can be expected of them?

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  • goldconsumer
    Apr 22, 2014 - 4:16PM

    @Akash:
    India progressed because of the Mughal rule and then the British rule. We (Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) had nothing constructive to offer to the world except spices!

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  • Gratgy
    Apr 22, 2014 - 4:22PM

    Such orchestrated incidents have never taken place in Pakistan

    hmmm.. East Pakistan is so easily forgotten. What about the thousands of Shias and Ahmedis murdered due to their faiths?

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  • someone
    Apr 22, 2014 - 7:17PM

    Mr. Saeed, you can incite the Indian Muslims of Gujrat to move to Pakistan and see if someone moves.Wait, did the Muslims from Gujrat moved to Pakistan at all despite the riots? I don’t think so. However, if India allows and help the rehabilitation of Hindus/Sikhs of Pakistan in India, I think most of them would move. Now it is not for Indians to ponder over but Pakistanis that why the minorities of Pakistan are moving to India.

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  • gp65
    Apr 22, 2014 - 7:44PM

    When exactly did Modi encourage an exodus of Muslims? There should be a limit to the lies that people can state.

    Pravin Togadia is not a politician , is not contesting elections and if the allegations against him are proved, he will be convicted since Indian laws do not permit such intolerance.

    Last but not least, Pravin Togadia actually campaigned against Modi in the last elections.

    In any case, Pakistanis should be concerned about fellow Pakistanis rather than worrying about Indians. FOcus on stopping the use of blasphemy act to bully minorities. Stop using forced conversion of minorities and the constitutional discrimination against Ahmadis preventing them from practicing their faith.

    Check how many Muslims from Pakistan (Shias – particularly Hazaras, Ahmadis) seek asylum in foreign countries vs. how many Muslims form India. That will prove where eople are more secure about practicing their faith.

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  • gp65
    Apr 22, 2014 - 7:48PM

    @Abdul: Were you in Gujarat in the last 12 years when there were no riots, when Muslims prospered even more than their Hindu brethren and when they actually voted for BJP in the 2012 elections?

    Pravin Togadia who is accused of making the provocative statements is not a member of BJP by the way. Modi has NEVER made statements asking Muslims to migrate to Pakistan. If you or anyone can find such statements, please provide a link.

    In fact Pravin Togadia campaigned against Modi in the last election.

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  • Raza
    Apr 22, 2014 - 9:06PM

    @Prakash:
    And because Parts of India are now Pakistan and Bangladesh. And soon there will be a Khalistan, Kashmir, Hyderabad, Nagaland aswell!

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  • Javed
    Apr 22, 2014 - 9:15PM

    @Gratgy:
    You better talk about the way you treat minorities in your country and bring those responsible for Gujrat, 1984 incident and Babri mosque destruction, genocide of Kashmiris to justice first, before talking nonsense about Pakistan.

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  • Jogi
    Apr 22, 2014 - 11:37PM

    @goldconsumer:
    If India progressed because of the Mughals then Uzbekistan (from where Mughals came), would have been a deveoped country not such a sh*thole!!!! The fact is that Mughals came to India because of prosperity of India which they could not dream of in their home. People migrate to a better place not a worse one!!!!

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  • goldconsumer
    Apr 23, 2014 - 10:56AM

    @Jogi:
    People migrate to the better place becase the people living in the better place are unable to develop the resources of that better place. Gives a chance to others to come and show them how its done.
    And I was refering to the past and not the present. At thjat time, central Asian and in general Muslim states where well educated, financially and militarily very very strong. Muslim empire was bigger than Roman Empire Sir geeRecommend

  • Reddy
    Apr 23, 2014 - 2:28PM

    we should let this wacko speak as much as possible…let the world hear for what he is, let him be the face of pakistan and to the large extent he and his ilk are the face of the pakistan …..

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  • Reddy
    Apr 23, 2014 - 4:00PM

    @Raza: probably the cheapest or the only best available option for pakistanis at this moment and for the foreseeable future is dreaming ..i would not condemn you for that….let the horses fly as you couldn’t even fly kites for real in pakistan ….

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  • someone
    Apr 23, 2014 - 5:54PM

    @goldconsumer:
    Ok so you mean, people move to US/Europe from south Asian countries because the people of US/Europe are not able to manage the resources. Hmm..I wonder if they were not good at managing the resources, how would it be a better place?

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  • someone
    Apr 23, 2014 - 5:59PM

    @goldconsumer:
    Well, you should have done more research on the contribution of India to the world in maths, science, astrology, medicine etc. Don’t be such an ignorant in this era of information. As far as the Mughal contribution to India, well its only building/monuments/tombs/poetry/religious bigotry etc. nothing more.

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  • goldconsumer
    Apr 24, 2014 - 10:57AM

    @someone:
    Well comparing immigration with invasion is somewhat moronic
    obviously when country has negative birth rates and is on a stage of running out of manpower then its forced to attract it from abroad

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  • rama
    Apr 30, 2014 - 10:49AM

    Mass murder , @Pakistani:

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  • lummy
    May 4, 2014 - 12:45AM

    @someone:
    Mathematics was from arabs and It is no coincidence that Algebra and Algorithm are Arabic words not indian.get ur facts straight. . Recommend

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