Fourth Hindu girl abducted, converted to Islam in Pak’s Sindh in 36 days

Wednesday 24th March 2021 06:45 EDT

Islamabad: In a fourth incident of its kind in the Sindh province in Pakistan in the past 36 days, a 13-year-old Pakistani Hindu girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam. Pakistan’s Hindu Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said Pooja Meghwar was allegedly abducted from Husri town of Hyderabad district.

“We have got an FIR registered, but the facts would be revealed only after Pooja is rescued by police,” said MNA. Sources said Pooja’s father Chetan Meghwar, a textile mill worker, tried to lodge a complaint about the abduction, but police didn’t listen to him. The FIR was registered only after the intervention of Hindu politicians, they added.

Earlier, three minor girls, Aarti Meghwar, Kavita Odh,and Reena Meghwar had been allegedly abducted and converted to Islam. Kavita, 13, was forcibly converted to Islam on March 11. “Living in Sindh has become a nightmare... And the government does nothing other than watching every incident like a mute spectator and even trying to hide such incidents from the media,” said a Hindu resident of Karachi who didn’t wish to be identified.

Vankwani said so far, no one had approached Pakistan Hindu Council to hold a meeting with the parents as mutually agreed between PHC and Islamist clerics Pir Mohammad Ayub Jan Sarhani, Mian Mitha in the recent past.

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