IHC orders to take two ‘kidnapped’ girls into state custody
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the deputy commissioner to take the two girls who were allegedly kidnapped from Dharki into his custody.
Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the federal government and Islamabad administration will be the custodian of the girls till the next hearing.
The court also ordered to appoint an SP-rank female office with the girls. The court later adjourned the case till Tuesday.
Talking to the media, both sisters said that they had not embraced Islam under compulsion.
Two girls, their husbands move IHC
On Monday, the two sisters who were allegedly kidnapped from Ghotki and their husbands had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC), stating that propaganda being made about the issue.
The girls pleaded that they were facing threat to their lives. “We were impressed by the teachings of Islam since long, but could not embrace it due to threats to their lives,” they contended. They appealed to court to provide them security.
Kidnapped sisters approach Bhawalpur court for protection
Earlier, two girls who were allegedly abducted approached a court in Bahawalpur seeking protection.
According to details, the girls submitted a plea in the court seeking for their protection.
The parents of girls’ had staged protest in Daharki and the police arrested a man from Khanpur, who is suspected to have assisted in the nikkah of the girls.
The family of teenage girls stated that the sisters were abducted from Daharki in Ghotki district of Sindh, and forcefully converted to Islam before they were subjected to underage marriages. The incident came to light after the girls’ father and brother revealed the details in videos that went viral on the social media.
In another video, the girls can be seen saying that they accepted Islam of their own free will.
PM directs Punjab CM to investigate abduction of Hindu girls
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to immediately investigate into the matter of reported abduction of two Hindu girls from Sindh and their shifting to Rahimyar Khan.
This was by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain.
He said if the reports are true, the prime minister has asked for early recovery of the abducted girls.
Fawad Chaudhry said the Prime Minister has also directed Sindh and Punjab governments to devise a common strategy about the matter and take concrete steps to prevent such incidents in future.
He said white colour in our national flag represents minorities in the country and we love all of our colors. He said protection of the national flag is our national duty.
Hindu girls’ abduction: Pakistan to defend minorities
To another question about the two Hindu girls who were allegedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “We will defend our minorities. “If any injustice has been done, then we will stand with them. We do not have double standard.”