Murky details: All well in Mirpur Mathelo after Rinkle records statement

Published: March 27, 2012

Faryal (Rinkle) in veil coming out of Supreme Court of Pakistan after recording statements regarding her marriage status at the hearing of “forceful conversion of Hindu girls” case on Monday. PHOTO: Muhammad Javaid/Express Tribune

Rinkle’s uncle Raj Kumar said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan had asked everyone to leave the room before recording Rinkle and Lata’s statements. PHOTO: NNI Rinkle's mother (right). PHOTO: NNI Faryal (Rinkle) in veil coming out of Supreme Court of Pakistan after recording statements regarding her marriage status at the hearing of “forceful conversion of Hindu girls” case on Monday. PHOTO: Muhammad Javaid/Express
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SUKKUR: All the bazaars in Mirpur Mathelo were shut down, in anticipation of the violence that might erupt after Faryal’s (Rinkle) statement in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday.

The police DIG in Sukkur sent a heavy contingent of police, Rangers and commandos to patrol Ghotki, and set up 22 police pickets in Mirpur Mathelo.

Although the city was mainly deserted, a small number of people could be seen walking around and asking for news updates. Some claimed that Rinkle gave a statement in favour of her parents, while others disagreed and said it was in favour of the husband.

While speaking to The Express Tribune, Rinkle’s uncle Raj Kumar said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan had asked everyone to leave the room before recording Rinkle and Lata’s statements.

“Lata said that she had converted because she wanted to do so,” he said. “However, Rinkle wants to go back to her parents.” Kumar’s lawyer Noor Naz Agha confirmed the statements made by her client.

“Rinkle started to cry and almost fainted,” she said. “The chief justice said that both girls were depressed and needed some time to think.”

The court sent Lata and Rinkle back to Darul Aman in Karachi, and said that they should be presented before the court on April 18.

The pir of Bharchoondi, Sharif Mian Aslam told The Express Tribune that he was there in court with his father MNA Abdul Haq alias Mian Mitho.

He claimed that Rinkle had confessed to converting to Islam on her own and wanted to live with her husband but when the court allowed her to meet her mother she became emotional and changed her statement.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 27th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Hassan
    Mar 27, 2012 - 3:51PM

    tribune you guys are disgusting. I am a Pakistani but the media needs to be non-biased it is pretty clear these women were put under pressure to convert to Islam and were targeted. Stop trying to make it out that she is a Muslim under forced conversion. Is this what Allah wants? is this the spirit of Islam to force conversions? What happened to Allah being the one who opens hearts and seals hearts? Religion is a curse.

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  • Parkash Lal
    Apr 12, 2012 - 11:02PM

    It is great tragedy with Minority( Hindus) , whose innocent girls are being kidnapped afterward they are being got married with so called kidnapper muslim who never know the ABC of islam teaching and illegal /unlaw full support is to be given by uneducated local wadera.who threaten to peace lover Hindues by huge firing even in side court .
    After such a illegal conversion these mis track girls are being sold so many examples are available in shikar pur and sukkur and khairpur who are passing their miserable life.
    it is great conspirecy with sindhi Hindus ,May God advise suprem court judges toaward decesion without any religious discremination.

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