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Illegal encroachments on Hindus' properties in Pak: Chief Justice takes cognizance

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's Saqib has taken cognizance of alleged illegal encroachments of the properties of Hindus after a protesting woman appealed to him, saying the minority community was facing the "worst lawlessness and mismanagement" in the country.

Justice Nisar, known for his judicial activism, issued notices to federal and provincial authorities after watching a video message by retired Dr

His office said that he has decided to take up her plea and fixed October 18 for the hearing.

The court issued notices to the for Pakistan, general of Sindh, of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, of human rights, chief secretary, of Minority Affairs Department, government and the district

DawnNews TV reported that Devi, in the video, said that the Hindus of Sindh were facing "the worst lawlessness and mismanagement" in the country.

"Situation similar to that of native Americans was being created for the local Hindus," she claimed.

Devi said that the land mafia was forcibly dispossessing Hindus of their properties in different parts of Sindh, especially which is the home town of former

"Many Hindus of have sold their properties and are ready to leave (Pakistan), while many have already left," she claimed.

The had been protesting before the Press Club for the past 15 days with husband Bhagwan Das, a paediatrician and professor.

In her video, she appealed to the and the world to take notice of the plight of Hindus in Sindh.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:15 IST