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MINORITIES AFFAIRS MINISTER ENDORSES FAMILY STANCE ON MINOR GIRL’S ALLEGED FORCED CONVERSION

KARACHI January 22: Sindh Minister for Minorities Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal has telephoned the Mukhi of Hindu Panchayat Jacobabad and assured his full support to the family of 15 year Mehak Kumari who allegedly converted forcibly adding that Sindh government fully endorses the stance of family and Jacobabd Hindu Panchayat in the case of Mehek Kumari.

He said that forced conversion of minor Hindu girls has become business now a days adding that Hindus were the oldest dwellers of Sindh and their lives and death were linked with the soil of Sindh. He appealed to authorities of the state of Pakistan to take notice of such brutality and injustice being committed with the minor girls of Hindu community and take measure for ensuring proper security to the minorities.

The Provincial Minister for Minorities Affairs added that Mehek Kumari was a minor girl and she could not marry before age of 18 years as legislation under Child Marriage Restrained Bill put restriction on early marriages. He said it was a crime as per law.

He appreciated court’s decision for sending Mehek Kumari to Dar-ul-Aman and added that all minor girls in such cases must be sent to Darul Aman instead of handing over to person who was involved in their abduction. He said that they have full confidence in courts and hoped that court will dispense justice in Mehek Kumari case.

HANDOUT NO.0052(FHB)


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