Hindu girl abducted, converted in Pakistan; police looks the other way


New Delhi: A 16-year-old Hindu girl`s alleged abduction and conversion in Pakistan has created an uproar among the minority community. RavitaMeghwar had been abducted allegedly by the Syed community of Wanharo village near Nagarparkar in the southeast Sindh province on June 6. Later, she along with her `husband` Nawaz Ali Shah, met with local journalists in Umerkot to ``inform`` them of her consent in the conversion and marriage.

The girl, demanding protection for herself and husband, said that she had not been kidnapped but had eloped with Shah. However, the Hindu community, along with the girl`s family, has insisted that she was kidnapped and forced to convert.

Her father Satram Das Meghwar alleged that influential members of the Syed community had kidnapped his daughter after giving sleeping pills to the family.He alleged that despite frequent appeals, Thar police did not take any actions to trace the girl till she was forced to convert.

According to the marriage certificate issued by the preacher, the  girl is 18 years old, can marry the person of her choice and her Islamic name is Gulnar but her primary school certificate shows that Ravita is only 16-year-old as she was born on July 14, 2001.

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