Justice Denied, Twice
It has become increasingly obvious that every government institution in Pakistan is paying only lip service to the plight of Hindus and other minorities in the country, as seen in the recent “resolution” of the Rinkle Kumari case. What is more disturbing is that the Indian government seems to have taken no notice of the fact that Hindu, Sikh, and other minority refugees are fleeing to India from Pakistan to escape persecution. These refugees appear to be stuck in a sea of red tape, required to extend visas and renew passports repeatedly, as opposed to having some sort of permanent asylum status that could eventually lead to citizenship. These refugees have already been victimized once by the failure of the Pakistani government to protect them; they are now being victimized again by the failure of the Indian government to recognize their persecution and suffering.