Sikhs, Hindus Unite In Protest Against Persecution, Forced Conversion of Minor Hindu Girls In Pakistan

Sikhs, Hindus Unite In Protest Against Persecution, Forced Conversion of Minor Hindu Girls In PakistanRepresentative Image. (Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via GettyImages) 

A large number of members of the Pakistani minority groups, Hindus and Sikhs, facig persecution, gathered in Jacobabad city of Pakistan's Sindh province to raise their voice against the forced conversion of Hindu girls by Muslims, reports Business Standard.

A Hindu teenage girl was abducted by her teacher Kamran Soomor from Thatta in Sindh. The protesters are demanding justice for the abducted girl and are urging the government to bring in strong anti-conversion law.

The protesters blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan for being silent on such grave issues.

Yash Deep Singh, a Sikh protester said, "Before being elected as the Prime Minister, Imran Khan promised to work against terrorism and against forced conversion of Hindu girls. Where are his thoughts now?"

"400 years ago, Aurangzeb forcibly converted Hindu girls into Islam. Sikhs made a lot of sacrifices to protect Hindu girls and the same situation is arising today. We all need to be united. We will continue to protest. Only then things will be solved. If we sit at home, the issues will not be resolved," added Yash Deep.

He went on saying, "We want to tell the Sikhs around the world that our Guru, Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his own children to protect the Hindus. The Sikhs around the world should unite to protest and save Hindu victims."

The notorious misuse of the blasphemy law along with the unabated, forceful conversion of Hindu girls had even made a large number of Hindu women take the streets of Islamkot town in the province, to protest against the brutality.

In February and March this year, Pakistan's Hindu leaders had highlighted the issue of the kidnapping of two sisters, both minors, Raveena and Reena. They were kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam and then married to men in their forties in Dhaka town of Sindh's Gotki district.