Pakistani Hindus to Miss Holi Celebrations

February 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

The few Pakistani Hindus, who have made the federal capital their home, will miss splashing colours at each other as they brace up for a quiet Holi.

Many of the Hindus, most of whom are businessmen from Sindh province, have taken on Muslim names and lead rather discreet lives here. 

"We have two Eids, too. One is Diwali, the other is Holi. We celebrate both the festivals in Karachi," Kumar, who runs the popular Maharani Handicraft shop in Super Market, told PTI. 

It is not that Kumar or any of his brethren are harassed by the majority Muslim community, yet they like to lie low. 

No one has ever threatened us. But we don't let people know that we are not Muslims," said Kumar, who greeted this reporter in his shop with 'As-salam-alaikum'.