13-yr-old Christian girl Arzoo Raja is kidnapped in Karachi,converted & married to a 44-yr-old man. A court, on basis of affidavit signed under duress, sent her with him, despite docs confirming her age. Many even celebrate. Who’ll take us seriously when we’re drenched in hypocrisy?
Forced conversion and marriage ceremony of already married Kavita to her Muslim abductor. This is the everyday case with minorities in Pakistan. But, no step has been taken.
An advocacy forum in Pakistan has called on the country’s parliament to investigate the growing number of abductions, forced marriages, and forced conversions of religious minorities in the country’s Punjab province. This request was made in a letter sent to the Parliamentary Committee for Protection from Forced Conversion on August 31.
According to the Center for Social Justice (CSJ), they have documented at least 74 cases of abduction and forced conversion of girls from religious minority communities in Punjab since 2014. This included 55 Christian girls, 18 Hindu girls, and one girl from the Kalashiya community.
“The abuse of religion and law is a growing phenomenon in Punjab,” a press statement by CSJ and the People’s Commission on Minorities Rights said. “Minorities feel insecure due to the incidents of forced conversions, particularly of young Christian and Hindu girls.”
“It is wrong to say that only the Sindh province is affected by the abuse of religion and law,” the press statement continued. “This misconception may be due to the fact that the Sindh Assembly passed a bill in 2016 to address the issue but that failed because the governor of Sindh refused to give assent due to pressure from extremist groups.”
According to a 2014 study by The Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan, an estimated 1,000 women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian communities are abducted, forcefully married to their captors, and forcibly converted to Islam every year. The issue of religion is also often injected into cases of sexual assault to place victims from religious minority communities at a disadvantage. Playing upon religious biases, perpetrators know they can cover up and justify their crimes by introducing an element of religion.
Authorities should take immediate action to ensure the safety of Maria Shahbaz and her family. She was abducted, raped, converted, married and escaped from her abductor and now receiving death threats.
In order to stop force conversion of citizens belonging to the minority communities, Senate Standing Committee To Protect Minorities from Forced Conversions has decided to study a few cases to identify key areas to stop this practice.
The Senate body under the chairmanship of Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar adopted rules of procedures for the parliamentary committee and discussed possible avenues of moving forward in the administrative approach.
The members decided to take a few cases and study them in detail to identify key areas where gaps were needed to be filled and measures taken to improve the administrative structures so that the citizens belonging to religious minorities are not forced to convert to any other religion.
According to the members of the Senate body, the issue of forced conversion was not a religious, but social. They agreed that steps needed to be taken to strengthen the weak areas to stop this unlawful practice. It also decided to take input and data from the provincial departments and other experts.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), which released its latest State of Human Rights 2019 report on April 30, underlined that on average over 1,000 cases of forced conversions take place in the country every year. A majority of these are suffered by the Hindu community in Sindh
Once again, one more family lost their daughter to religious extremism. A minor Hindu girl, Bubli Jogi from Mirpurkhas is forcibly converted and married to her abductor Mohammad Shakil in Sindh. But, the media will not cover this issue because for them it is not important
Muslims in Pakistan continue to subjugate minorities; recently they have converted 102 Hindus, men, women and children, to Islam in forced conversions. The Hindus were converted in a town called Golarchi in the Sindh district. Furthermore, the Hindu temple was converted into a mosque and all the idols were destroyed, in order to demonstrate to the Hindus that they are inferior. As the Koran states, it’s the Muslims’ religious duty to get rid of “fitnah” (Surah 8:39), which is “affliction,” “conflict,” or “strife”.
All of these barbaric practices and the Islamic aim of global domination originates from the Koran and its hatred of non-Muslims. In the past, Jihadis such as Aurangzeb conquered and enslaved Hindus. A great book to read on this subject is Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. The Koran repeatedly states that non-Muslims are the worst of creatures (8:55 and 98:6). The Koran states that Muslims have to “kill the polytheists wherever you find them’’ (9:5). The only way religious groups such as Hindus, Sikhs and others who believe in multiple Gods can live securely in an Islamic state is through conversion to Islam. If they reject an invitation to convert to Islam, then the penalty is death. This is unlike the situation of the People of the Book, such as Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians: polytheists are not given the option of paying the jizya. They only have one option, to convert or face the Islamic zulfiqar (sword) and be beheaded.
Moreover, Islam also commands that Muslims wage war against those who worship idols, because they are the “allies of Satan” (4:76). The message of domination and tyranny within Islam is quite clear. Muslims have to ensure that Islam prevails and that “fitnah” is destroyed. Muslims are rewarded for killing disbelievers, as it is an act of “sunnah,” accepted practice as established by the Koran and the teachings of Mohammed. The aim of Jihad is very clear: its goal is to kill or subjugate anyone who is considered to be opposed to the will of Allah.
Meanwhile, in the case of mass conversion and the rape of religious minorities that is all too often perpetrated by Muslims, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been silent. He is a terrorist sympathiser himself: he was allied with the notorious Taliban and referred to Osama bin Laden as a “martyr”. In addition, Imran is also gradually preparing the Pakistani Jihadis to infiltrate and destroy India, in order to complete Mohammed’s prophecy of Ghazwa -E-Hind. Imran Khan supports terrorism himself, but is enraged about heroic freedom fighters such as Geert Wilders drawing a cartoon of Mohammed; Imran is trying to enforce blasphemy laws in Europe. The mentality of the Jihadi is never to compromise in working to fulfil Islam’s aim of global Jihad in order to impose Sharia everywhere. The forced mass conversion of Hindus and other religious minorities is horrific, yet none of the international mainstream media will focus upon or even highlight this barbaric issue, because of political correctness. They don’t want to appear ‘’Islamophobic’’, so there is no outrage against this Jihad.
Forced conversion is a curse on minorities. A 14 year old minor Hindu girl Kariman Bheel from Sanghar, Sindh has been abducted, raped, converted and married to her abductor on 30th June. Any outrage? No, because she is a minority.
A 16 year old minor Sikh girl, Reshma was abducted on 16th June, forcibly converted to Islam and Married in Jacobabad, #Sindh. Through intimidation, the minority girls r forced to record their statement in favour of the culprits.
A senior Pakistan Army official is accused of proselytizing UN mission employees in his official capacity in Congo, where Islam is a minority religion. a Pakistan Army colonel tasked with UN duties in Congo has been found to be converting UN mission employees to Islam in the country. Islam is the minority religion within Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the large majority is affiliated to various Christian sects. According to local sources, Colonel Saqib Mushtaqi, Pakistani contingent deputy commander part of United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), is accused of proselytizing. The Pakistan Army official reportedly approached a few Christian UN mission employees, asking them to convert them to Islam.