Pakistan Hindu Council appeals to Supreme Court against increasing forced conversions

“Five thousand Pakistani Hindus are being forced to migrate every year,” said Pakistan Hindu Council patron-in-chief Vankwani. “Remaining a poor community, they have no other option but to keep quiet.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 18, 2017 8:36 pm
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The Pakistan Hindu Council has approached the Supreme Court to take suo moto notice of the increased cases of kidnappings, forced conversions and forced marriages of teenage Hindu girls to Muslim men in Sindh. A meeting of the council in this regard was held on Sunday, a week after the forced conversion and marriage of 16-year-old Ravita Meghwadh from Tharparkar to a Muslim man in Umerkot who was double her age.

“The situation in the area from where Ravita was kidnapped is still very tense and the victim’s family is reportedly [being] forced to leave home,” a statement released by the council said.

Ravita needs to be rescued, demanded Pakistan Hindu Council patron-in-chief and MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, adding that the social crimes are on rise in Sindh. However, he mentioned that the council had never opposed to conversion to Islam if it is done willingly by the person.

“But the situation in Sindh is entirely different where the focus is only to convert kidnapped Hindu girls with the sole purpose of marrying them without their consent,” he added.

“Five thousand Pakistani Hindus are being forced to migrate every year,” said Vankwani. “Remaining a poor community, they have no other option but to keep quiet.”

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  1. K
    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:07 am
    Please don't insult India by comparing it with Pakistan If Pakistan is a democratic nation it is his responsibility/ to take care of minority's Even, If it is Islamic nation it is his responsibility to safe guard the minority's. The issue must be raised to diplomatic solution, And punish the culprits. The victims must be protected by force. May Allaha be with the innocent.
  2. A
    Jun 20, 2017 at 12:21 am
    It is interesting to note that western religions are highly unstable, their sole purpose is conversion, jews to christians to muslims to who knows what next! It seems their God shows dissent on his older prophet after every few centuries.
  3. A
    Jun 19, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    Very painful, liberal democrats should raise their voice in pak india for these attrocities..
  4. S
    S/Major/Hony Lt
    Jun 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    In India Muslims are upper religion. They can do anything. Love Jihad. It is reverse in India. Majority community girls are cajoled and married to muslim. Sad to think of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Let us help them.