Islamabad: The minorities in the Islamic country of Pakistan continues to live in fear and without any rights to follow their religion or preserve their culture. The latest atrocity against minorities come from Nankana Sahib city, where a Sikh girl was abducted and forced to convert to Islam.
The family of the abducted girl say that she was converted and married of to a Muslim boy. The nineteen year old girl, Jagjit Kaur, is a daughter of a Sikh priest at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib.
The girl was abducted by at gunpoint by six people on the night of 27 August.
In desperation, the family of the girl has appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. They also said that they will self immolate if the girl is not returned to the family.
The family says that even though an FIR is registered, the police have been going slow on the investigations. The abductors had threatened the family of death and asked the brother of the girl to withdraw their complaint.
Later a video emerged in which Jagjit Kaur claims that she is converted to Islam.
Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Delhi MLA, Manjider Singh Sirsa, urged Imran Khan to take action against the perpetrators.
In a tweet he said, ” It is disheartening to see 18-year old girls being converted forcefully to Islam in Pakistan!
We condemn such forceful conversions & urge @narendramodi Ji & @DrSJaishankar Ji to take up the issue of safety of Sikhs in Pak at global [email protected] @republic @ZeeNews @thetribunechd
The history of Pakistani ill treatment of its Hindu, Christian, and Sikh minorities have been cruel and going on for decades. Many are forced to convert to Islam or flee their lands. Girls are repeatedly kidnapped and converted to Islam and later married off to Muslim men.
This has greatly reduced the population of the minorities in the country. Yet, ironically, Pakistan is very vocal about the condition of minorities in India.
Activists have now successfully brought out the minority issues faced in Pakistan in front of the world community. The terrorized lives of ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan is now known to the outside world. Yet the country goes on treating their minority with utmost impunity.