Religious rights: Hindus demand action against forced conversions

The leaders of the Pakistan Hindu Council appeals to the government.


Our Correspondent March 01, 2012

KARACHI:


The leaders of the Pakistan Hindu Council appealed to the government at a press conference on Thursday, to take action against forced conversions of Hindu girls to Islam in rural Sindh.


The council’s ladies wing president, Mangla Sharma, spoke on the alleged abduction of Rinkle Kumari, a 17-year-old Hindu from Mirpur Mathelo, who converted to Islam and got married to a Muslim boy, Naveed Shah, on February 24.

Sharma claimed that the girl was forced to convert. “We want the government to hand the girl over to her parents as per her request.”

Sharma said that the community has not objected to other cases of marriages between Hindu girls and Muslim boys as they were free-will unions. She alleged that during the judicial hearing, Rinkle was forced to change her statement.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2012.

COMMENTS (23)

shakuntla | 9 years ago | Reply

@Pakistan politics: Nobody converts his or her beliefs as Muslims believe that Allah is one in the same way we also strongly have our own religious concepts which should not be distracted.No, she did not convert on her own she must be forcefully made to change.this does not mean that she is going to be pronounced a Muslim .ONE CANNOT CHANGE THE BELIEFS ONE IS BORN WITH.EVEN IF SHE THINKS ONCE OF HER PREVIOUS PATH WHAT CREDIT WILL THE CONVERTOR GET .i strongly condemn this .Hindus must be given protection against all such evil attempts.

Pakistan politics | 9 years ago | Reply

these hindus lie, she did it on her own will

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