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Sushma sends warning to Pak, wants immediate justice for 2 Hindu girls | TheYouth report

In the latest development, External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday took to micro-blogging platform to demand justice for the two minor Pakistani Hindu girls who were forced to marry to elderly men and convert to Islam. She also asked the Pakistan administration to reunite the minor girls to their families.

Sushma Swaraj said that such religious conversions cannot be accepted by any means considering the age of the girls and also added that such pressure cannot be acceptable even to the PM of Pakistan.

Following the video of the forced religious conversion went viral on social media, the external affairs minister took this matter very seriously and asked the Indian High Commission in Pakistan to lodge a report in this regard.

On Monday, a man had been detained in the country for allegedly helping in officiating the wedding of the two girls, who had approached a court in Pakistan’s Punjab province seeking protection after they were reportedly kidnapped and were forced to go through the religious conversion.

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The shameful act of kidnapping two teenage Hindu girls- 13-year-old Raveena and 15-year-old Reena on Holi to forcibly convert to Islam and then to marry them off to older Muslim men in Pakistan’s Sindh province stunned the people from across the world.

A recent heart-wrenching video of the father of girls went viral on social media, in which he can be seen crying for help and pleading in front of the police to file their complaint and take action against the accused who had forcibly kidnapped and converted his daughters.

The father of Raveena and Reena cried and protested in front of the police station. According to the video, the father can be heard saying, “You can shoot me, I had the patience, but now I won’t leave until my daughters are back”.

While the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an investigation into the issue, the Hindu community came out on the streets to protest, seeking strict action against the accused and also reminding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan of his assurance to minorities in the country.

Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan and as per the official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan and the majority of Pakistan’s Hindu population is in Sindh province. As per the media reports and outlets, 25 forced marriages take place every month only in Umerkot district in Sindh province.

(With inputs from PTI)

Written by Chaithanya G

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.

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