Christian leader condemns kidnapping of minor Christian girl and forced conversion
19 Nov 2012
Karachi: November 19, 2012. (PCP) A Christian Girl Timiar Shahzadi 14 was kidnapped in the twin city of Islamabad / Rawalpindi on 22-10-2012 and doubted she would have been raped and forcibly converted to Islam.
Timar Shahzadi on Monday afternoon, 22-10-2012, with her friends, was kidnapped by some Muslim men while returning school.
It’s doubted that the girl could be forcefully converted to Muslim and married, if the immediate step is not taken. Her family reported the incident to the police station Koral, Islamabad, but police have not conducted any investigation. Malik Muhammad Nawaz Sub Inspector is investigating the matter.
Her father Amjad Masih told that the girl is a minor and according to the law, marriage is not permitted to minors. But if the kidnapper did in its powerful ways and manages to also bypass this legal measure.
MPA Saleem Khokhar in his statement strongly condemn the kidnapping of Timar Shahzadi 14 Christian Girl. He demanded to the Government for immediate release of Timar Shazadi as well human rights and women rights organization to help Mr. Amjad Masih in finding her daughter
The practice of forced conversion and forced marriage is widespread; rich and powerful Muslims take advantage, especially in rural areas and girls are victims of religious minorities”.
He further said that the parents from religious minorities are in fear, and most of the parents have discontinued their daughter’s education due to the fear of kindling, forced conversion and forced marriages.
He once again requested to Minister Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Federal Minister for National Harmony, Minister for Religious Affairs Government of Sindh, Minister for Minorities, Government of Sindh to take immediate measures upon his recommendation for Bill on Forced Conversion and Forced Marriages and the said Bill may be passed as soon as possible.