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Virtual Event | The Plight of Pakistan’s Hindu Minority

Virtual Event | The Plight of Pakistan’s Hindu Minority

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Join Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande and Nina Shea and expert panelists Daud Khattak, Deepali Kulkarni, and Farahnaz Ispahani for a discussion on the difficulties faced by Pakistan’s Hindu minority.

Hindus comprise approximately 2 percent of Pakistan’s 210 million population and live primarily in the southern province of Sindh, which for centuries has been a religious melting pot. In recent years, reports by civil society organizations, international human rights groups, and even the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have documented a rise in the forced conversion of Hindus in Pakistan—especially by targeting young Hindu girls through forced marriages and kidnappings. What can be done to stop this religious persecution? Join Hudson Institute for this important discussion.


Daud Khattak

Senior Editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Mashaal

Farahnaz Ispahani

Senior Fellow, Religious Freedom Institute & Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Deepali Kulkarni

Director of Human Rights, Hindu American Foundation

Nina Shea

Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute

Aparna Pande (Moderator)

Research Fellow and Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, Hudson Institute

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