A senior official of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday (17 January) to lodge strong protest and share serious concerns about the recent cases of abduction of minor girls belonging to the minority Hindu community of Pakistan.
Sources in Islamabad said that two minor girls, Shanti Meghwad and Sarmi Meghwad, belonging to the minority Hindu community, were abducted on 14 January. They belong to Umar Village in Sindh, Pakistan.
In another incident, a minor girl, Mehak, also belonging to the Hindu minority community, was abducted from the Jacobabad district in Sindh province on 15 January.
Official sources said Pakistan has been conveyed the grave concerns as expressed amongst various quarters of the Indian civil society at such shocking and deplorable incidents involving minor girls belonging to the minority Hindu community in Pakistan. The incidents have been strongly condemned by India, which has asked for immediate safe return of the girls to their families.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.