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Forced conversion, marriage of Hindu minor again ignites concerns

Forced conversion, marriage of Hindu minor sparks concerns again

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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.

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

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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.
Rights Watch | 21st July 2022

Rights Watch | 21st July 2022

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Two sisters of former Special Assistant to the Sindh Government, Ismail Dahiri, told reporters on Wednesday that their brother was planning to kill them in order to gain possession of their share of inherited property.
Rights Watch | 18th July 2022

Rights Watch | 18th July 2022

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A-Division police on Sunday arrested a motorcyclist who made sexually explicit gestures at a woman traveling via rickshaw after the victim uploaded a video of the incident to social media.
Rights Watch | 1st July 2022

Rights Watch | 1st July 2022

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The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), along with the Hindu community and civil society organizations held a protest against the June 28 abduction of an eight-year-old son of a Hindu trader and non-cooperation of police in registering a case.

Rights Watch | 9th June 2022

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The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed Dua Zehra to choose whom she would like to go with, and ruled that the case did not warrant kidnapping charges. However, her father alleges she wanted to record another statement and return home.

Rights Watch | 7th June 2022

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Recording her statement before the SHC, Dua Zehra refused to return with her parents, prompting the court to order an ossification test to determine her age.

Another missing underage girl turns up married

Another missing minor girl turned up "married" to her abductor in Mansehra, with her nikahnama recording her age as 18. However, unlike in Dua Zehra's case, the court ordered a medical examination to determine her real age.

Rights Watch | March 2nd 2022

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While hearing a case of abduction and marriage of a 16-year-old girl, Sawira Javed, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Babar Sattar, declared that marriage of under 18 girls is illegal under any circumstances.

Rights Watch – 15th January 2022

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A 10-year-old boy was killed after being raped by unknown suspects in Nasirabad, Balochistan. An autopsy found torture marks on the victim's neck and chest. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.