GHOTKI: Two Hindu minor girls, who were allegedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, on Sunday approached a court in Bahawalpur seeking protection.
According to the family of the teenage girls, the sisters were abducted from Daharki in Ghotki district of Sindh and forcefully converted to Islam before they were subjected to underage marriages. The incident came to light after the girls’ father and brother revealed the details in videos that went viral on social media.
In a separate video, however, the girls can be seen saying that they accepted Islam of their own free will. Earlier today, the teenagers in question approached a court in Bahawalpur seeking protection, in a baffling twist of events that appears to contradict the family’s claims that they were abducted and converted to Islam and wedded off under duress.
Police have meanwhile arrested a man from Khanpur who is suspected to have assisted in the nikah (marital contract) of the girls.
Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier ordered Sindh government to launch a probe into reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of the two teenage Hindu girls and to take immediate steps for their recovery.
In a Twitter post, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry informed that Prime Minister Imran had issued directives to the Sindh chief minister to look into reports that the girls in question have been taken to Rahim Yar Khan.