Forced Conversion Allegations: IHC orders protection order for ghotki girls

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered protection for two underage sisters from Ghotki.

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A day earlier, Reena nad Raveena from Daharki in Ghotki district of Sindh had approached the IHC seeking protection and steps to restrain the government, police and their family from forcing them to return “and their forceful reversion to Hindu religion”.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard their petition and directed that the two teenage girls be protected.

In their petition, the two girls had said that they converted to Islam of their own free will and “false propaganda” is being done in the media regarding their alleged forced conversion. Owing to the alleged propaganda, the lives of the girls and the men they are married to are under threat, the petition added.

According to the petition which nominated Interior Ministry, Sindh Chief Minister, IG Sindh and Punjab, MNA Ramesh Kumar and Hari Lal, the girls and their purported husbands first moved to Rahim Yar Khan and upon finding out about a police operation being launched against them, they later moved to Islamabad.

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