Pakistan denies food supplies to Hindus, Christians as coronavirus rages

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KARACHI: The world is united in fighting against Covid-19 pandemic but for Pakistan, religious discrimination remains a top priority amidst this global crisis.

The country’s Hindus and Christian minorities are not being given food supplies by authorities, saying they are meant for the Muslims.

“Authorities are not helping us during the lockdown, the ration is also not being provided to us because we are part of a minority community,” a Hindu man lamented.

Scores of marginalised people gather at Karachi’s Rehrri Ghoth to receive food supplies and daily essentials as shops remain shut to curb the spread of coronavirus. But those belonging to the Hindu community are told to go back since the rations are only meant for Muslims.