Forcefully converted Hindu minor handed over to police in Pakistan’s Sukkur
A minor Hindu girl who was kidnapped and forcefully converted to Islam, was handed over to the police of Kandhkot-Kashmore district by the management of a shrine, located in Daharki town of Ghotki district of Pakistan.
According to media reports, the girl, Kaweeta Odh was handed over to the police on Tuesday. Her parents and relatives say that she is 13.
Her counsel, Advocate Saeed Ahmed Bijarani, however, told reporters outside a civil court, that she had recorded her statement in court and that she had “embraced Islam and adopted her new name, Umme Hina.”
Last week, a gang of armed men barged into a Hindu family’s house in Jarwar locality in Tangwani town of Kandhkot-Kashmore district and kidnapped the girl at gunpoint.
Police arrived in the locality after being informed of the incident, collected information from Takhat Odh’s family and lodged a report against as yet unknown suspects for kidnapping Takhat’s daughter Kaweeta.
Later, police raided houses of Behalkani community in the locality over suspicions they might have kidnapped the girl but neither the girl nor the kidnappers were found there and police had to return empty handed.
Pakistan has been repeatedly slammed by the international community for not taking stringent measures to protect its minority communities, despite the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan vowing to protect them on numerous occasions.
Many members of the minority communities in Pakistan – the Ahmadis, Hindus, Christians and Sikhs are charged with blasphemy law. Many of them are languishing in jails on the false charges of disrespecting the Quran. Hindus and other minorities in Pakistan are facing atrocities in the hands of Muslims and the government authorities.