Sushma Swaraj demands justice for Pak Hindu girls forced to convert to Islam, marry Muslim men
The sisters from Ghotki in Sindh, were forcibly converted from Hinduism to Islam and married to Muslim men on the eve of Holi
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has demanded that the two minor Hindu girls who were abducted and forcibly converted to Islam and married Muslim men, “should be restored to their family immediately”.
Taking a dig at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Smt Shushma Swaraj tweeted, “Forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan: The age of the girls is not disputed. Raveena is only 13 and Reena is 15 years old. Even the Prime Minister on Naya Pakistan will not believe that girls of this tender age can voluntarily decide about their conversion to another religion and marriage.” Imran Khan used to invoke ‘Naya Pakistan’ slogan in his public speeches.
Meanwhile, the Pak media reported that Islamabad High Court ordered the government to ensure protection to the minor girls and take over their custody.
The sisters from Ghotki in Sindh, were forcibly converted from Hinduism to Islam and married to Muslim men on the eve of Holi. The news came to public knowledge after the father and brother of the minor girls posted videos on social media explaining the shocking incident. Later, the two sisters stated in a video which has gone viral on social media, that they were forcibly converted to Islam despite their strong resistance.
According to ANI, the local police detained at least seven people in connection with the case on Monday. One of those held was the ‘nikah khwan’ (marriage officiator), the agency said.