THEY had fled to India across the Western border to escape the nightmare that haunts Pakistani Hindus. Seven-year-old Raj Nandini, who crossed over last year from Sindh, is one of them. She and 200 others are now living in a shanty town in Rohini Sector 11. Her desire is to escape the grim poverty in the refugee camp and find success in the promised land. Her prayer was answered in the form of 19-year-old Pareedhi Bhatnagar, a student of Kasturi Ram College, and an aspiring journalist.
According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, up to 1,000 women—700 Christians and 300 Hindus—are forcibly converted to Islam every day in Pakistan. For Pareedhi, meeting the little refugee girl was the beginning of a new endeavour. She was determined to improve the future of the refugee families. She now teaches pro bono 50 refugee kids living in the camp. Most of them go to government schools nearby, but are unable to spell, count or write.............Read more
Source: The New Indian Express