In a horrifying incident in Pakistan, a stillborn baby’s head was cut off and left inside their Hindu mother’s womb during a surgery in rural Pakistan.
In the botched operation, the staff of the rural health center (RHC) in Pakistan’s Sindh severed the head of the newborn and left it inside the 32-year-old Hindu woman, leaving her in a life-threatening situation. The surgery was conducted in the absence of a gynecologist. The botched operation is also suspected to be an intentional act since such cases of sheer hatred against the Hindus in Pakistan have been reported earlier.
The botched operation took place last week at a charity hospital in Pakistan’s Tharparkar district, where she was even filmed while lying on a stretcher. Failing to get any medical assistance and facilities, the victim’s family took her to Jamshoro’s Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science (LUMHS), where the newborn’s severed head was removed, saving the woman’s life.
“The Bheel Hindu woman, who belongs to a far-flung village in Tharparkar district, had first gone to a Rural Health Centre (RHC) in her area but with no female gynaecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her immense trauma,” said Professor Raheel Sikander, who heads the gynaecology unit of LUMHS.
On Sunday, a protest was organized by a Hindu group outside the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi over the tragic incident. The Jai Shree Ram Sena Sanghathan, a youth organization with more than forty-five thousand members, organized the protest to voice their objection against the atrocious crime and requesting the toughest action against the perpetrators.
The Pakistan High Commission was aware of the protest and a large police force was deployed around the area. On approaching the High Commission, the Hindu group was called to the Chanakyapuri Police Station by the police, where they were detained for almost 8 hours. Detainees chanted the Hanuman Chalisa to oppose their arrest by the police of Chanakyapuri police station.
Later that evening, two members of the Jai Shree Ram Sena Sanghatan were permitted, by the Pakistan embassy, to meet the Pakistan embassy’s top officials. Saurabh Jain, National President of the Jai Shree Ram Sena Sanghatan, and Yash Rajveer, General Secretary, met with an official and presented him with a memorandum requesting a heavy compensation to the Hindu woman and quick action from the concerned authorities against the criminals.
“On 21st June 2022, a newborn baby was beheaded and the head was left inside a 32-year-old Hindu woman’s Womb from Bheel community. Jeopardising her life by govt hospital staff in Sindh province, and there has been no action taken by the authorities so far. We demand action over such shameful and life-threatening acts. There are many more incidents which are committed in different areas of Pakistan and no criminal Justice system is set to motion,” read the momentum by JSRS.
The memorandum also mentioned the growing atrocities and forceful conversions against the Hindu community in Pakistan, for which no criminal justice system is set to motion and no action is taken by the government.
“Such incidents of sheer hatred against the Hindus create communal tension in India and create enmity among Hindus and Muslims. If the Pakistan High Commission wants good relationships with India, such incidents need to be dealt with utmost seriousness. I’ve asked the embassy officials to ensure compensation to the victim punishment to the guilty,” said Saurabh Jain.
The Pakistan embassy assured the Hindu group about the strictest action against the culprits and every possible help to the victim at the earliest.