Pak Hindu youth’s coffin labelled as ‘kaafir’
Published on August 4, 2010 under News
Islamabad: The coffin of a promising young Pakistani Hindu social worker, killed in the recent airliner crash in Islamabad, has been marked as ‘kaafir’ or infidel, causing anguish and revulsion among his friends and netizens.
Prem Chand, 25, a bright spark from the minority Hindu community, was a member of the National Youth Parliament and was heading to Islamabad from Karachi to attend the organisation’s last session when the Airblue flight crashed into the Margalla Hills on July 28, killing all 152 people on board.
Ehsan Naveed Irfan, a youth parliamentarian who identified Prem Chand’s body, said the coffin was first marked in black with the word ‘kaafir’ and this was then highlighted in red.
After identifying Prem Chand’s body, his friends covered this by writing: ‘We love you? From the youth parliament’.