Sunday, February 16, 2020
ADVT 
International

Pak Hindu Girl Abducted From Wedding, Forcibly Converted To Islam, Married To Muslim Man

Darpan News Desk IANS, 28 Jan, 2020
  • Pak Hindu Girl Abducted From Wedding, Forcibly Converted To Islam, Married To Muslim Man

A 24-year-old Hindu girl was allegedly abducted by armed assailants from her wedding venue in Pakistan's Sindh province and forcefully converted to Islam before being married off to a Muslim man, community members said, in the latest such incident in the country.


Sindh Minister for Minorities Affairs, Hari Ram Kishori, on Tuesday took cognisance of the incident, which took place last week in Hala town of Matiari district in Sindh province, and asked for a police report.


The All Pakistan Hindu Council (APHC) on Sunday said Bharti Bai was abducted from her wedding ceremony last week and then married off to a Muslim man, named Shahruk Gul, after forcibly converting her to Islam.


Bharti is of 24 years, her father Kishore Das said.

 

According to local media reports, the girl was abducted by armed men, some of whom were in police uniforms.


Meanwhile, Gul has posted pictures of documents on social media showing that Bharti was converted to Islam in December 2019 and had taken the name Bushra.


According to documents, her conversion took place at the Jamiat-ul-Uloom Islamia in Banori town.


Police are investigating whether the girl travelled to Karachi around the dates mentioned in the certificate.


Hindus, which comprised approximately 2 per cent of Pakistan's population, are mainly concentrated in Sindh province. There have been periodic reports of their forced conversion to Islam.


Earlier this month, a 15-year-old Hindu girl was allegedly abducted from Jacobabad district in Sindh and forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man.


The girl was later sent to a women protection centre following a court order.


In a similar incident, two Hindu minor girls were reportedly abducted from a village in Sindh province on January 14.


India has expressed its concern over the abduction of minor Hindu girls in Pakistan.


A senior official of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was summoned on January 17 to lodge a strong protest over the recent cases of abduction of minor girls belonging to the Hindu community in Pakistan.

MORE International ARTICLES

78-Year-Old Surrey Private Instructor Nader Abdulaziz Charged With Sexual Interference Of Two Students

78-Year-Old Surrey Private Instructor Nader Abdulaziz Charged With Sexual Interference Of Two Students

SURREY, B.C. - The RCMP say a private instructor has been charged with sexual interference after allegedly abusing two former students in Surrey, B.C.

 

 

78-Year-Old Surrey Private Instructor Nader Abdulaziz Charged With Sexual Interference Of Two Students

As 106 Reported Dead From A Virus Outbreak, Countries Look To Evacuate Citizens

As 106 Reported Dead From A Virus Outbreak, Countries Look To Evacuate Citizens

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new form of coronavirus, with 106 deaths.

As 106 Reported Dead From A Virus Outbreak, Countries Look To Evacuate Citizens

Khalsa Liberation Force Chief Harmeet Singh AKA ‘Happy PhD’ ‘Gunned Down' Near Lahore

Khalsa Liberation Force Chief Harmeet Singh AKA ‘Happy PhD’ ‘Gunned Down' Near Lahore

Singh was a resident of Chheharta in Amritsar and had a doctorate that earned him the alias “PhD”. He was living in Pakistan for two decades.

Khalsa Liberation Force Chief Harmeet Singh AKA ‘Happy PhD’ ‘Gunned Down' Near Lahore

Quarantine Of An Entire City Would Be Inconceivable, Unenforceable And Illegal In Canada: Expert

Quarantine Of An Entire City Would Be Inconceivable, Unenforceable And Illegal In Canada: Expert

Placing an entire city under quarantine to prevent the spread of a virus is inconceivable, unenforceable and ineffective — and in Canada would be against the law, experts say.

Quarantine Of An Entire City Would Be Inconceivable, Unenforceable And Illegal In Canada: Expert

Obama Decries Trump's Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Obama Decries Trump's Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel-Efficiency Standards

TORONTO - Efforts by the Trump administration to undo fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles are a setback to the battle against climate change, former U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday.

 

 

Obama Decries Trump's Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Canada Applauds International Court Decision On Myanmar Rohingya Genocide

Canada Applauds International Court Decision On Myanmar Rohingya Genocide

OTTAWA - Canada is urging Myanmar to fully comply with an international court ruling calling on the South Asian country to protect its minority Muslim Rohingya population from genocide.

 

 

Canada Applauds International Court Decision On Myanmar Rohingya Genocide

PrevNext