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Sikh girl’s forced conversion to Islam: MEA asks Pak govt to take remedial action


PTI, Aug 31, 2019, 9:41 AM IST

New Delhi: India on Friday said it has raised with Pakistan the issue of a Sikh girl being abducted and forced to convert to Islam in that country and asked for “immediate remedial action”.

A Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in the country’s Punjab province, police in Nankana City said.

In response to a media query regarding the incident, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry has received a number of representations from various quarters of civil society in India, including Sikh religious bodies, at the “reports of the incident of abduction and forced conversion of a minor Sikh girl in Pakistan”.

“We have shared these concerns with the government of Pakistan and asked for immediate remedial action,” he said.

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