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Yet another forced conversion

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Princy, a 14-year-old Christian girl from Haripur was allegedly abducted, forcibly converted, and married off to a local Muslim boy

Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced conversion and marriage

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A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.

Rights Watch | 7th May 2021

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Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 23rd April 2021

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A sessions court rejected an appeal filed by Syed Ali Azhar for the custody of his underage 'wife' Arzoo Raja. The Sindh High Court on November 9, 2020, held that Azhar had violated provisions of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and was expressly barred from meeting the 14-year-old. For more human rights​ news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 8th April 2021

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Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi West Gul Zamir Solangi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Rehan Baloch and his wife Sundas, who stand accused of facilitating Rehan's brother Imran in abducting, raping, forcibly converting, and marrying an underage Christain girl in 2019. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
Kavita Oad being converted in the presence of a cleric purported to be Mian Mithu

Should the state oversee religious conversions?

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While denying any involvement in the case of Kavita Oad's abduction, forced conversion and possibly underage marriage, notorious Barelvi cleric Mian Mithu of the Bharchundi Shareef Dargah has stated that he has never solemnized the nikkah of a minor due to the Child Marriage Act, which he considers contrary to Shariah law.
Father of alleged bride denies marriage to JUIF MNA

Father of minor girl denies reports of marriage to JUIF MNA

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February 24th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; The father of the alleged 14-year-old bride of JUI-F MNA Maulana Salauddin Ayyubi denies reports that any such marriage took place in an affidavit to Chitral police

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

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In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.
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Rights Watch | 28th January 2021

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A junior doctor of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a woman. Khairpur police arrest 20 people for trying to marry a minor couple in Pir Goth, case registered under the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. Lahore High Court acquits two death row inmates, who had been languishing in prison for the past nine years, over insufficient evidence.
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Rights Watch | 24th December 2020

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A Lahore sessions court magistrate has summoned Meesha Shafi and seven others to appear in court for a January 18 hearing on the defamation suit filed against them by Ali Zafar. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep scrolling.