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Hindu Teenage Girl kidnapped and forced to Convert to Islam


Hindu community took out rallies and held protest demonstrations against a forced kidnap and conversion of a teenage girl named Rani Bagri 

forced conversion of an Hindu Girl
Hindu and other minority women are forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men in Pakistan

According to several hundred Hindus belonging to Bagri Clan, a Hindu teenage girl was kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. They therefore took out rallies, held protest demonstrations against police failure to recover a girl, and encircled the car of a former lawmaker in Jacobabad on Monday.

The family of Rani Bagri continued protesting against the police since the day police failed to locate the missing girl, who sold clothes in the neighborhood. Few days later, family registered a case against Sarwar Abro at the Saddar police station, condemning him for kidnapping and forcing the teenage girl to convert. Abro left his home to escape police seizure.

Sources in the area told that Rani Bagri had accepted Islam at the Dargah Bharchundi Sharif near Daharki town of Ghotki district and had therefore changed her name to Rani Khatoon. But according to the sources, it is not confirmed if she had got married or not.

On Monday, the Bagri clan prepared a huge march from Shaheed Allah Bukhsh Park to condemn the area police and local government against their lack of cooperation and failure in the recovery of the girl.

The protesting crowd marched through the streets of the city and held a sit-in in front of the local press club. They also encircled prior MNA Mir Babul Khan Jakhrani’s car and raised slogans against the police, local administration and government. Thereafter, the protesters blocked the DC Office Road for about two hours causing disturbance in traffic.

Mr Jakhrani spoke to them and held out the assurance that he would do his best to help recover the girl.

Rani’s father, Arjan Das, along with his seven other children, told the media that he had no resentment against Muslims but forcing a girl to convert was against the teachings of Islam and he was therefore against the act of taking away his daughter. He suspected that Abro and his brothers had kidnapped the girl. He further said that the police did filed a case against the suspects but were doing nothing to locate his daughter and arrest them. He thus made a sincere appeal to the significant figures and elected legislatures of the area to help locate his daughter.

The area police told that they had been searching in different places over the past week to arrest the suspect or recover the girl but remained unsuccessful while the Jacobabad SSP, Farooq Ahmed Jamali, could not be reached for his comment