Two Hindu girls kidnapped, converted to Islam in Pakistan, six arrested after PM Imran Khan orders probe
Islamabad, Mar 25 (IBNS): Amid reports that two minor Hindu girls were allegedly kidnapped and forcefully converted to Islam, six people have been arrested after Pakistan PM Imran Khan directed to investigate the matter, media reports said on Monday.
The incident took place in Rahim Yar Khan area of Pakistan.
The two minors, who were sisters, were allegedly kidnapped from Sindh.
They were identified as Raveena and Reena.
Father of Raveena and Reena Hindu girls who held protest at police station.— Veengas (@VeengasJ) March 23, 2019
“You can kill me, I had the patience, but now I won’t leave.”
I spoke to his son Shaman who said that “Madam - we are not citizen of Pakistan.” “The police kept changing statements.” pic.twitter.com/ODWfIalnyJ
As per Samaa report, their family, which belongs to Ghokti’s Dharki, had registered an FIR over their kidnapping and forced marriage. The FIR identified the two girls to be 14 and 16 years.
No child in Pakistan can be married under the age of 18 under the Sindh Child Marriages Act, local media reports said.
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced online where the father of the two girls could be seen protesting and refusing to move from the place unless the police help him find his daughters.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that she has directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send report on the matter.
"I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on this. @IndiainPakistan Two Hindu girls abducted on Holi eve in Pakistan's Sindh," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
Mr.Minister @fawadchaudhry - I only asked for a report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad about the kidnapping and forced conversion of two minor Hindu girls to Islam. This was enough to make you jittery. This only shows your guilty conscience. @IndiainPakistan— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 24, 2019