KARACHI: This refers to the recent cases of the three Hindu girls who ‘converted’ to Islam and got married to Muslim men. A PPP MNA has, according to several media reports, been instrumental in such cases, facilitating the ‘conversion’ of Hindu girls to Islam. After the recent decision of the Supreme Court under which the girls were allowed to go with their husbands, the legislator organised celebrations on the return of the girls to their new homes and distributed sweets, claiming that the girls had married of their own choice.
I have a very simple question to ask of the MNA. If any young girl from his family decides to get married of her own accord, even if it is to a Muslim boy against her parents’ will, what will be his reaction?
Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.