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Thar Hindus not getting appropriate food supplies

Thar Hindus not getting  appropriate food supplies
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ISLAMABAD: There have been allegations of discrimination against Hindus in provision of relief commodities dispatched by the federal government for drought-hit Thar region of Mithi. Sources have said that the bulk of commodities dispatched to Thar include meat products, which are religiously prohibited for the majority Hindus in Thar. The Hindus have been restricted to small portions of lentils, which is an insufficient source of whetting appetites, while vegetables, which are strong source of building immune system, have been ignored. Medical and nutrition experts and chief coordinator of relief services Arbab Ghulam Rahim have also termed this prohibition of meat by Hindu community as the chief cause of Thar’s horrific famine, since many Hindu citizens are said to have fallen ill from continuous consumption of lentils. PPP’s parliamentarian Ramesh Lal has said that about two million Hindus of Thar were suffering due to lack off access to relief goods arriving in Thar. He said though the Sindh government is trying is best to facilitate the Thar people; however, it could not succeeded as it should be. 

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