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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pakistani Students Made Protective Shield Around Hindus Celebrating Holi

Members of a Pakistani Students group, the National Student Federation, formed a human shield around Hindus celebrating Holi (Festival of Colours) at Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi. Students showed inter-faith harmony and solidarity with religious minority in Pakistan.
The NSF leveraged social media to spread information about the event, extending e-invitation to others who share their outlook on religious tolerance and wish to participate in the demonstration.
Hindus who make up around two percent of Pakistan's population of around 180 million , are the largest minority in the country. Most of them live in Sindh and Punjab provinces.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also greeted Hindus on Holi, in his Holi message.
PM said that all communities are entitled to equal rights and privileges in Pakistan
He described Holi as colourful occasion symbolising verve and energy of life celebrated by Hindu community.

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