Hindu conversion: Judge rules couple free to go

Published: December 14, 2011

The woman said that she had not been kidnapped.

SUKKUR: A Daharki judge threw out an FIR against a couple and ordered that they were free to go after the wife testified that she acted out of choice.

On Tuesday, Hindu doctor Sulachni Bai, who eloped with her dispenser Tariq Leghari, converted and married him on December 6, appeared before Daharki’s civil judge Attaullah Shaikh with her husband and Mian Jawed of Bharchoondi Sharif.

The newly named Dr Gul Sana testified that as she acted of her own free will, the question of a kidnapping did not arise. And now that she had become a Muslim, she didn’t want to live with her parents.

Given her statement, the judge ordered the police to quash the FIR that was lodged by her brother. He ruled that the couple should be allowed to live together.

A day after they married, a resident of Qureshi Muhalla in Daharki called Prem Chand lodged a case at Daharki police station against five men including Tariq Leghari and his cousins Shakir Leghari, Allah Diwayo Leghari, Mohammad Ibrahim Leghari and Abdul Rasheed Leghari for what he said was kidnapping his sister.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Mir Agha
    Dec 14, 2011 - 10:56AM

    Conversion means forgetting your parents? Lady, that’s not right in your new found faith.

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  • Ash
    Dec 15, 2011 - 6:04AM

    One day she will cry for the very parents and family she decided to turn a blind eye to after marriage. Karma has a wicked way of biting people in the arse when they least expect it.

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  • Ahmed
    Dec 18, 2011 - 10:26AM

    Well if you believe this story then I have a bridge to sell. A clear case of kidnapping and forced conversion, but the lady has no choice now as no other male will marry her. Our society is bad.

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  • English Desi
    Jan 1, 2012 - 6:09AM

    Soon there won’t be anyone left to convert. It’s strange, you are converting others to islam yet still killing each other.

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  • Jai
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:12PM

    When they have nobody else to forcefully convert, they will turn on each other, accusing each other of not being muslim enough. But that too happens already.

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