Islamists abduct yet another Hindu girl in Sindh

Abducted 15 year old Chanda Maharaj (Photo: News Intervention)

On 11 Oct , a 15 year old Sindhi Hindu girl was abducted from Hyderabad in Sindh. Her parents complained that she was on her way back home and was forcefully abducted by men in a white car at Fateh Chowk area of Hyderabad. The accused is Shaman Magsi,who is reported to have been harassing her for quite sometime.An FIR has been lodged with the police and SSP Hyderabad but so far no action has been taken. Series of kidnappings of Sindhi Hindu girls are on the rise in the area. The incident has sparked off ire ire among the Sindhis.

Copy of the FIR (Photo: News Intervention)

Pakistan’s forced abductions and conversions have been known to put minority women at risk. Young girls are abducted, converted into Islam and forced to marry or are kept as sex slaves or raped. The government has been unsuccessful to implement the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 and the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013, which raised the legal minimum age of marriage to 18 in Sindh province. The victim girls are largely left in the custody of their kidnapper throughout the trial process, where they are forced to claim that the conversion or marriage was consensual.

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