Incidents of religious atrocities against Hindu, Sikh and Christian minorities living in Pakistan continue to increase. A 13-year-old Christian woman, Arju Raja, was kidnapped by a middle-aged 44-year-old man in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province. After which, he forcibly converted the girl and married her.
Protests in Karachi and Islamabad
Not only that, the accused obtained a fake marriage certificate stating that the girl was 18 to escape the police. He said this girl is 18 years old and has accepted Islam voluntarily. Demonstrations also took place in Karachi and Islamabad after the affair arose. The girl’s family members also contacted the court about the case, but were not relieved.
The court did not help the girl’s parents
The Pakistani court refused to render a ruling against the marriage. The court said that according to the girl’s husband, she made this marriage on her own. Therefore, we cannot eliminate it. The age of the girl is also listed in the diary. It is also said that in court, the young girl tried to accompany her mother but her husband forced her to stay with her.
Sindh is known for his religious conversion
This is not the first incident in Sindh, infamous for the atrocities committed against minorities. According to the report from the last week of June, there was a case of Hindus converting to Islam on a large scale in Sindh province. 102 Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam in Badin, Sindh. According to our Times Now affiliate channel, these people included children, women and men.
Over 1000 girls convert each year
According to the human rights organization Movement for Solidarity and Peace (MSP), more than 1,000 Christian and Hindu women and girls are abducted every year in Pakistan. After which they are converted and converted into Islamic rituals. Most of the victims are between 12 and 25 years old.
Numbers may be higher
The human rights body also said the numbers could be even higher as police fail to register most cases. Most of the abducted girls are associated with the poor. Who has no news taker. As a result, negligence also manifests itself at the administrative level.
Many cases have also occurred before
Let us know that before that, Huma Yusuf, a 14 year old Christian girl, was kidnapped from Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab. Whose religion was converted and a Muslim boy got married. Apart from that, such incidents also happened with girls named Sana John, Mahvish, Farzana and Seharish.