Christian husband pays 45000 Rupees to Muslim feudal lord to free his relatives but they still bonded at farms in Larkana, Sindh. (PCP report)
26 Jun 2002
A Hindu convert to Christianity in 1989 and working in Christian institution in Hyderabad Sindh province from last ten years is now in hiding in different cities of Pakistan due to potential threat of life from a Muslim feudal lord in the home distri
The Christian husband sold out his all assets and paid the sum of 45000 Rupees in 2000 to the Muslim landlord and waited for the release of his wife and family but till this day that family is in custody of that feudal lord as bonded labour. There are many other Hindu families as bonded labour in the same village at the same farms with the family of this Christians wife from last 17 years and they are not allowed to visit their relatives nor any of their relatives to visit them in those farms.
The brother of this feudal lord is deputy superintendent of police in the Sindh province and with his help the landlord has filed many false cases against Christian husband of abduction and kidnapping of her wife who fled from tight security of guarded farms and reached to her husband at Karachi. The superintendent of police and brother of landlord have allegedly directed police to file charges against him under blasphemy which have made the Christian husband to more fears of life.
According to sources it was revealed that the Muslim feudal lord have threatened to convert all the Hindu families living and working in his custody to Islam to trade the marriages of all young women to Muslim influential persons of the same sub district to recollect his loan and same was taken on by their thumb impressions on some documents of loan at the time of loan when these illiterate poor people were not aware of any such clause in the loan agreement. The Muslim feudal lord claims that this Christian was not entitled to marry without his permission and the loan of 45000 rupees given by him has been rounded up to half million rupees.
Talking to PCP this Christian husband said that" I am very much upset and I have given Rs: 45000.00 to Landlord for freedom of my relatives. But Landlord said I would not leave them to go. The brother of Landlord is DSP in Sind Police". He further said that" The family who works for him in his filed was my relative, he was my uncle. So, I told to Landlord why I cannot come to my relatives? He said they have taken much loan and now I am going to convert them from Hindu to Islam".
The Christian husband added that "I was living in Karachi in the beginning and then I came to Hyderabad, These days Landlord decided to make other kind of cases like: blame of talking against Islam, etc". Expressing his thoughts he said "We have been facing too many problems from our majority people for 3 years"
When PCP team asked him what he plans he simply said "I kindly request you that please pray for us and help us as we could live freedom, We are always in difficult time when we hear some thing from people here. We could not go to our relatives too".