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Conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan: Indian government voices concern

Conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan: Indian government voices concern

| @indiablooms | 01 Sep 2019, 10:53 am

New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): India has raised concerns with Pakistan over the recent episode of abduction, forced conversion and marriage of two Sikh women in Pakistan.

India's Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said Indian people and civil societies have condemned the incidents.

"The civil society & the people of India have strongly condemned the recent deplorable incidents of forced abduction, conversion & marriage of two Sikh girls in Pakistan. We have reflected these strong concerns with Pakistan and have asked for immediate remedial action," Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The family members of Jagjit Kaur, who was allegedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, have rejected reports that their girl has returned home.

A family member (brother) was quoted as saying in a video that was shared by Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa: "Our sister has not returned home."

"These are wrong reports," he said.

He said no arrests have been made in the case so far.

"I appeal to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief and Punjab Governor to ensure justice to us," he said.
Sirsa also highlighted the plight of one Payal Devi who had faced similar fate as Kaur.

Sirsa tweeted: "This seems to be a trend in Pakistan; girls of minority group are abducted & converted to Islam and then forced to admit it on video that they did it with free will Sharing the sad story of Payal Devi D/O Manghoomal Watwani from Sindh who met same fate as Jagjit Kaur, 2 mnths ago."

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