NEW DELHI: Condemning the forced conversion of two Sikh girls in Pakistan, India on Sunday asked Imran Khan-led government to take immediate “remedial action” against the growing menace.
“The civil society and the people of India have strongly condemned the recent deplorable incidents of forced abduction, conversion and marriage of two Sikh girls in Pakistan. We have reflected these strong concerns with Pakistan and have asked for immediate remedial action,” ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
The civil society & the people of India have strongly condemned the recent deplorable incidents of forced abduction… https://t.co/Q3ORuWTA4U
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) 1567332904000
Recently, two incidents of forced conversion surfaced in Pakistan indicating the miserable conditions in which minorities are living in the country.
Jagjit Kaur, 19, who went missing several days ago, was found on Thursday after she was forcibly converted to Islam and made to marry a Muslim man. Daughter of Bhagwan Singh, a ‘granthi’ (priest) of Gurudwara Tambu Sahib, she was converted to Islam at gunpoint.
On Saturday, it was reported that another girl identified as Renuka Kumari was abducted from her college in Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan.
The incidents have sparked a furore in India, with several political leaders across parties seeking action against the perpetrators.
Last month, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada raised the issue of suppression of religious freedom by China and Pakistan in the United Nations and slammed the two Asian nations for “persecuting and repressing” their religious minorities.