Condemning the killing of three Hindus in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the US has demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
"We have seen the reports of these murders. We understand that an investigation is underway and we look forward to seeing the perpetrators brought to justice," the State Department said in a statement.
Three Hindus, including a doctor, were killed near Shikarpur town in Sindh province on Monday. Responding to questions about the killing of the three Hindus, the State Department slammed the targeting of religious, ethnic and other minorities. "We condemn all violence directed at religious, ethnic and other minorities. We call attention to the issue of sectarian violence in the Human Rights Report and the International Religious Freedom Report, issued annually by the Department of State," it said.
Since the funeral of the three Hindus killed allegedly by the Muslim Bhayo community, the Hindus been observing an indefinite strike in many parts of the province. The community members closed down their businesses in protest and announced an indefinite strike till those responsible for the killing are brought to book. President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered an inquiry into the incident.