原文标题：Hindu boy converts to Islam on TV in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani television show broadcast live a Hindu boy converting to Islam, prompting a leading daily to say that it sent "a clear signal that other religions don't enjoy the same status in Pakistan as Islam does".
An editorial in the Dawn on Friday said that it's been apparent for a while now that the country's electronic media will go to extreme lengths to spice things up and "religion is now fair game too".
"In yet another example of how the industry's commercial goals trump ethics, open-mindedness and common sense, on Tuesday a television show broadcast an imam leading a Hindu boy through a live conversion to Islam carried out in the studio as part of the show, complete with the audience joining in to suggest Muslim names for the new convert.
"There is no reason to think the boy was not converting of his own free will, but the whole event had the distinct air of being carried out to give viewers something new and different to watch, even if that meant dragging an intensely personal and spiritual experience into public view," the daily said.
The editorial said that "more disturbingly, what the channel obviously didn't stop to consider is the message this broadcast would send to the country's minorities".
"The joy with which the conversion was greeted, and the congratulations that followed, sent a clear signal that other religions don't enjoy the same status in Pakistan as Islam does. In a country where minorities are already treated as second-class citizens in many ways, this served to marginalise them even further," it rued.
The daily observed that the problem with Pakistani media is that "it is missing a responsibility chip, hurtling ahead with what seems like exciting content without stopping to consider the ethical implications or appropriateness of its programming, or the message it will send to all Pakistanis, not just those it considers the mainstream".
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Bhaskar Mittal (Canada)
What else did World expect from Pakistan? For them progress, technology, religious tolerance is just a joke. Converting a person to Islam reserves them a place with 72 virgins. Height of insanity!
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no one (delhi)
disgusting. thank god i am indian.... the best nation, the best people, the best culture....
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lakxi (ap) replies to no one 8 hrs ago
Something went terribly wrong either with your head or your As s, or a combination of both
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Dharmendra Gupta (Mumbai)
Pakistani girls seems to be getting desperate with most of thier male conterparts more interested in virgins waiting for them in heaven
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Ramnath (New Delhi) 8 hrs ago
Let us hope the so called secularists of India learn some lessons from this episode. It shows the sensitivity of Islam towards other religions.
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Partha (Brussels) replies to Ramnath
SO, what are we supposed to do? Show live conversion of Muslims to Hinduism? India is secular and thats why you are still called citizens of a civilized nation.
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raj.dada (Calcutta) replies to Ramnath
Pretty soon these so called secularists will be beaten up in public....
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Analis t (Italy)
The whole porkistan is a bunch of jokes..nothing new. They have crossed all the limits. Even animals live in better way than porkis...
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DM (Bangalore, India) 8 hrs ago
I think it's no point in wasting our time in talking about Pakistan. I really pity the condition of Hindus there.
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Why don't they convert all the Hindus of Pak in one go ?
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Existence in Hinduism (Islamabad, Pakistan) 8 hrs ago
Hindus all over the world should united against muslims. We apeal all Hindus in India, Nepal, Morisas, Latin America, Srilanka, Bhutan etc convert all muslims to Hindusim and then attack Pakistan and Bangladesh. Be united all hindus against muslims. Protect hinduism.
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lucky notimeforlove (mumbai)
Muslims in India should thanks the Hindus and Sikhs for allowing them to leave in peace. If you rattle any of them, you know the consequences.
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kapil garg (delhi)
For us it does not makes a difference whether the boy was hindu or muslim. For us he is a pakistani..... Country should comes first and then (if required ) religion.
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Varun Hegde (Bangalore)
The biggest mistake of partition of the country was it was incomplete. The Hindus who could not migrate to this part are suffering as second class citizens, killed, maimed, raped and brtalised where as Muslims stayed back in India became a pampered lot, a nefarious vote bank and a virtual security threat to the nation!
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DR GB RAO (hyderabad) 8 hrs ago
WHAT MORE DO WE EXPECT FROM COUNTRY LIKE PAKISTHAN AND RELIGION LIKE ISLAM
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RAJ (DELHI) 8 hrs ago
This Pakis want everyone in this world to be Muslims. I hate this kind of attitude.
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Religion is a faith. It is a belief that help develop the right behavior which produces the productive results. Unfortunately some of the people does not understand the core definition and instead play with the sentiments with others. Does not matter which religion you belong or convert to, it is important to behave like a human first and always.
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Vote for Narendra Modi in 2014!!! You cannot reason with idiots!!!
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rano (surat) 8 hrs ago
I think the same should be done with a muslim in india. Then surely they will understand what shameless act they have done.
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Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
Thank you Britishers, you have proved, you did good to this sub continent when you left this part of the world, and were instrumental for division of this big country called INDIA!
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BM (India) 8 hrs ago
Next thing he will do is to get terrorist training and then blow himself up, in the expectation of 72 virgins in heaven!
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Lal Khan (pk) 8 hrs ago
There is nothing wrong of being a religious state, like Israel, Iran, etc. Officially Pakistan name is Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Islam is official religion and therefore get preference. and state is responsible for spreading and preaching Islam. Other religions are allowed individually.
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Rahul (S) replies to Lal Khan 8 hrs ago
Yes True even in India we should follow same and allow our Muslims brothers to convert into Hindu and convert this Country to a Hindu Country. We should apply Hindu laws to all the people living in India.
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Analis t (Italy)
I think that boy wants to marry a mozlim girl. So he decided to convert to pi$$lam instead of being finished in honor killing. If this is the case, then after some years he will convert back to Hindu.
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Ali (Pak) 8 hrs ago
Most pakistanis are against this act. Although Islam is official religion of pakistan but other religion also got constitutional protection. This act was dont to get cheap rating
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NE-Hindu (Imphal) 8 hrs ago
Muslims say secular,equal to all religion when they are minority but when they are majority they do the reverse.See sikhs and hindus in pakistan and hindus in kashmir.Time for hindus brothers to support Hindu Bodos and send back bangladeshi Muslims back to their country.
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Ryberg (Mumbai) 8 hrs ago
May this boy burn in hell for selling his soul to the devil.
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phill (delhi) 8 hrs ago
Because of Pakistan's achievements, we have to go through many channels of security check around the world's airports. Sorry to say but muslims have made earth practical HELL!
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Athaullah Riaz (Abbottabad) 7 hrs ago
Whether it has happened on TV or not, Its really good for the boy, who willfully embraced Islam and accepted Almighty Allah as his god. Now he will get all blessings from the Almighty, which a Infidel won't get. To other Infidels, friends please don't talk stupid things without knowing the power of the Almighty Allah, I urge you all to read Quran once, then you all will know the truth and believe in Allah. Islam is the only true religion, so please don't talk ill of it without knowing it.
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secular Akbar (mumbai) 9 hrs ago
I dont find anything wrong with it ! Pakistan was created with religion in mind.. and India was meant to be secular. I am proud nobody can convert me to Hinduism in India !
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Manohar (Bengaluru) 9 hrs ago
INDIA SHOULD LEARN FROM PAKISTAN AND CONVERT ALL THE NON-HINDUS TO HINDUISM AS HINDUISM IS THE PUREST AND CLEAN RELIGION ON EARTH.
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Naufal (Singapore) replies to TM 2 hrs ago
I am an Indian Muslim and proud to be one. Hindusim may be the earliest religion, but it is not the true religion. Hinduism is a religion where everything is GOD, which includes human beings, cows, stones i.e. statues, sun. moon, etc. However, in Islam, everything is considered GOD's. That means everything was created by GOD for his creations. In Hinduism, Hindus themselves have admitted that they have mediatiators or middle men to contact their Creator. But in Islam, individuals are in direct contact with their Creator at least five times a day. That is the beauty of Islam.
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Abhijit Sanyal (kolkata) 2 hrs ago
I am glad I am an atheist. All religion should be banned.
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s a (delhi) 5 hrs ago
Why blame pakistan? People from different faith are regularly converting to Islam across the world. Even in India every day hindus are converting to Islam, though these are not highlighted by Indian Media.
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******* (*******) 9 hrs ago
I am a chamar by my cast and want to convert to brahman. any one can suggest me how to proceed?
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bipul kumar (Bangalore)
If "free will" has any value in Islam then thousands of Muslims will convert to Hinduism today. They can't because there is nothing called "free will" there.
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Manohar (Trivandrum) 6 hrs ago
Why Allah allowed Mohammed to have many wives and concubines whereas restrict Muslims to have only four ? Why this partiality ? Why Allah allowed Mohammed to marry the widows of his soldiers whereas not allowed Muslims to marry his widows ?
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Ananthanarayanan Subramanian (chennai)
Hindus are paying for being the most tolerant religion on Earth
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The biggest advantage of Hinduism is the freedom of thoughts associated with it. You can challenge any belief in Hinduism and take which makes sense to you. But in Islam, its forbidden not to believe. You can either be a believer or a Kafir. No chance to explore your spirituality. Muslims, correct me if I am wrong. No offence.
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Had it been a muslim boy converting to Hinduism or Christianity, then Peace loving religion would have issued a fatwa or Honour killing of poor boy
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Hinduism doesn't enjoy the same status in India as Islam or other religions do. Irony is that we are in majority.
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Mr. Modi is an answer to this kind of problems
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