External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.
In a tweet, Swaraj, while tagging a media report about the incident, said she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on the matter.
On Wednesday two teenage Hindu sisters, 14 year old Reena Kumari & 16 year old Raveena Kumari, were abducted from the town of Daharki in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh.
The local Hindu population of the district took to the streets and blocked the local highway protesting the abduction.
Hindu community leader Mukhi Shiv Menghwar said that “it was not free will and the girls were in fact kidnapped and forcibly converted”.
India has been raising the issue of plight of minorities, particularly the Hindu community in Pakistan.