Bangla Hunt Desk: The shocking news of the persecution of minorities in Pakistan has come to light. According to the United States, Pakistan is selling Hindu and Christian girls as slaves in China. They are being forced into marriage in China. The situation of minorities in Pakistan is getting worse, said Samuel D Brownback, an official with the Department of Religious Freedom in the United States. Hindu and Christian girls are being taken to China and sold.
“The situation for minorities in Pakistan is getting worse, and China is helping them,” said Samuel, an official with the U.S. Department of Religious Affairs. He said Pakistan was selling its Hindu and Christian girls as slaves in China. And they are being forced to marry Chinese men. And this is being done because there is no one to stand by the minorities in that country. He said religious discrimination and persecution of minorities in Pakistan was on the rise.
The United States has already listed Pakistan and China as “countries of alarming status” (CPC) for deliberate and arrogant violations of religious freedom. The U.S. government took the step on Monday.
At the same time, Pakistan and China were added to the CPC's list of 10 countries by the US State Department that are failing to curb oppression and discrimination against religious groups. It is to be noted that there are always reports of persecution against the religious minorities of China and Pakistan.
In an official statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Myanmar, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan have been added to the CPC list under the International Religious Freedom Act (1997).
Pompeo added that Comoros, Cuba, Nicaragua and Russia have been placed on a special watch list. There are serious allegations of religious freedom violations in these countries as well. He said the United States will continue to work to end religious abuse and oppression around the world and ensure that everyone has the right to live in accordance with the dictates of conscience.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, too Additionally, al-Shabab, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Houthi, ISIS, ISIS-Greater Sahara, ISIS-West Africa, Jamaat-e-Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimeen, and the Taliban's 2017 Frank and Wolf International Listed as a “particularly concerned organization” under the Independence Act.
He added that Sudan and Uzbekistan had been removed from the special monitoring list in light of significant progress made by their governments last year.