Pakistan: 1000 girls and boys converted to Isam every year, claims report
Islamabad: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has released a report where it showed around 1,000 girls and boys are converted to Islam every year, showing the dark moments minorities are facing in the country.
The National Commission of Justice and Peace, Movement for Solidarity and Peace, and the Pakistan Hindu Council also say that around 1,000 Christian and Hindu women are converted to Islam and forced to remain with their abductors and attackers, reports Naya Daur.
“[Many] Hindu girls have been kidnapped and frequently converted. It is difficult to gather the exact count,” Amarnath Motumal, the former vice-chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told the newspaper.
A recent case of atrocities against minorities in the country became evident when a man in the Thar region was arrested for forcing a Hindu worker to curse his deities and chant Islamic slogans.
Politician Haresh Chopra told Naya Daur that converting vulnerable children is a business.
He pinned the blame of forced conversions on institutions like Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board and their dealings with religious properties belonging to minorities.
“The PETPB is acquiring properties and selling them to builders for higher prices. No one is doing anything against them,” he said.
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