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Forced conversion, marriage of Hindu minor again ignites concerns

Forced conversion, marriage of Hindu minor sparks concerns again

A 14-year-old Hindu girl, allegedly abducted by her tutor at gunpoint, was presented in court today. The accused claims she is 18 and converted to Islam to marry him of her free will, however her father's has evidence which proves otherwise.

Rights Watch | 9 March 2023

Hindu Girl Who Converted to Islam Allowed to Go with Father, Karachi Court Rules A Karachi court has given custody of a Hindu girl who...

Around 100 reported cases of abductions, forced conversions, child marriage of Christian girls &...

A report on the state of minority women’s rights in Pakistan launched by Voice for Justice in Collaboration with Jubilee Campaign highlights the state of women and girls from the Christian community in Pakistan.

NCHR seeks reports over Sikh woman’s alleged forced conversion, desecration of Ahmadi graves

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu notice of alleged forced conversion of a Sikh woman in KP and desecration of Ahmadi graves in Punjab.
Rights Watch | 15th July 2022

Rights Watch | 15th July 2022

Mobina Town police on Thursday registered a case under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act against a man accused of murdering his wife and boiling her body in a pot in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Wednesday.

Rights Watch | 28th March 2022

The Kolhi community on Sunday blocked the Khipro-Umerkot highway in protest against the abduction of Gori Kolhi and the Khai police’s refusal to register an FIR. This is the fourth such incident of the kidnapping of Hindu women and girls in the past eight days

Kumari’s murder proves prevalence of forced marriages and conversion: lawmaker

The gruesome killing of Hindu girl Pooja Kumari in Sukkur debunks any notion that girls from minority communities voluntarily chose to marry and convert to another religion and are not subjected to any coercion, says a minority lawmaker.

EXPLAINER: Child rights panel calls for legislation on forced conversions

In a policy brief, the National Commission on the Rights of Child has urged federal and provincial governments to immediately enact laws on the prohibition of forced conversion to protect children, especially girls from religious minority communities.

Parliamentary panel rejects draft bill on forced conversion

The Parliamentary Committee on forced conversion on Wednesday rejected the Human Rights Ministry’s draft of forced conversion bill

Minister, minority lawmakers lock horns over forced conversion bill

A proposed draft bill against forced conversion remains deadlocked between the religious affairs ministry and minority lawmakers, thwarting hopes for a long-awaited legislation to stem such incidents in the country.