Hindu Dalit employee in depression in Pakistan after discrimination and threatA Dalit Hindu reporter working with Pakistan's state-run news agency says he has slipped into depression after facing discrimination from his Muslim boss. Sharing his ordeal over telephone from Karachi, Sahib Khan Oad, who works with the Associate Press of Pakistan (APP), said his agony began when his Bureau Chief and colleagues realised in May that he was not a Muslim but a Hindu, that too a Dalit.
He said the situation in his office "drastically changed" after his religious identity became known. He alleged that Bureau Chief Parvez Aslam told him to use separate utensils for eating at his work place. Oad has now gone on indefinite leave on the advice of a doctor after suffering from depression. "I am a Khan but I am not a Muslim," Oad said.
Oad further informed that he was now being pressured by his boss to retract his statement. "He wants me to say that all such reports circulating in the media are lies," he said, adding that Aslam had even threatened him, saying: "If you can take extreme measures, so can we." Of course Parvez Aslam has denied any discrimination.
I am astonished how these people can point fingers on Hindus on the issue of casteism!