Pak Rights Body Raises Concern Over Forced Conversions Of Girls

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In its annual report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated the federal government has completed little up to now to cease such pressured marriages and requested the lawmakers to cross efficient laws to finish the observe.

In its annual report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated the federal government has completed little up to now to cease such pressured marriages and requested the lawmakers to cross efficient laws to finish the observe.

Pakistan’s unbiased human rights watchdog on Monday raised considerations about incidents of pressured conversions and marriages of Hindu and Christian women, saying round 1,000 such instances had been reported simply within the southern Sindh province alone final yr.

Stating that no genuine information is on the market on pressured conversions and compelled marriages in Pakistan, the report stated that the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013 has not been enforced successfully and the state’s response to pressured marriages has been combined.

“Around one thousand instances of Hindu and Christian women had been estimated within the province of Sindh alone in 2018. The cities the place such instances occurred incessantly included Umerkot, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Karachi, Tando Allahyar, Kashmore and Ghotki,” stated the 335-page report titled ”State of Human Rights in 2018”.

“If not accomplices, police are insensitive and detached at greatest most often,” the report stated.

It stated that the “minorities continued to face harassment, arrest and even dying for merely residing their lives in accordance with their beliefs in Pakistan in 2018.”

The two Hindu women had been allegedly kidnapped by a gaggle of “influential” males from their residence in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. Soon after the kidnapping, a video went viral through which a cleric was purportedly proven soleminising the wedding of the 2 women, triggering a nationwide outrage.

The report got here lower than every week after the Islamabad High Court declared that the 2 Hindu teenage sisters – Raveena, 13, and Reena, 15, – weren’t forcibly transformed from Hinduism to Islam, and permitted them to dwell with their spouses.

The Hindu group members took out large demonstrations looking for strict motion in opposition to these liable for pressured conversion and marriages of Hindu women.

Prime Minister Imran Khan additionally ordered probe to determine if the 2 women had been kidnapped and forcibly transformed and married.

The counsel for the ladies’ dad and mom, nevertheless, asserted that the case pertained to pressured conversion.

A five-member fee probed the matter and concluded that it was not a pressured conversion.

A Hindu lawmaker from Prime Minister Khan’s party final month moved two payments in Parliament looking for enhancement of punishment for these concerned in pressured conversion and for making youngster marriage a cognisable offence.

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