Pak Hindu community moves court against forced conversion of Hindu girl

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Asia, newsletter-asia, Pakistan, Persecution

Pak Hindu Community ProtestPakistan, March 8, 2012: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today ordered the police in Sindh province to take steps for the early recovery of Hindu girls who had been kidnapped.

The court was informed by Ramesh Kumar, Patron-in-Chief, Pakistan Hindu Council that during the few past days, three girls from the Hindu community – Rinkle Kumari and Lata kidnapped from Karachi and Poja Devi from Larkana Larkana have been abducted and the whole community feels insecure, as a result they have lodged a protest in Karachi.

He prayed that necessary directions be issued to the government for recovery of these girls on the next date of hearing, a Supreme Court statement said.

The Court directed Inspector General of Police Sindh to take all necessary steps for effecting recovery of the three girls of the Hindu community and produce them before the court on the next date of hearing on March 26.

The order was issued by a three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Attorney General for Pakistan appeared on behalf of respondent and requested for some time to seek instructions from the concerned quarters.

A lawyer for the Hindu Council recently said that the Hindu girls are abducted to force them to change religion and also to exert pressure on them for marriages.


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