Sikh girl kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted with a gun, Foreign Minister Jaishankar raised the issue with Pakistan

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Islamabad: The plight of minorities in Pakistan is not hidden from anyone. Forced kidnapping and conversion of non-Muslim girls is not new in Pakistan. A similar case also occurred last month in August. A Sikh girl was kidnapped and raped in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. After this, the administration married the person who kidnapped her. On this issue, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has now informed the National Commission on Minorities (NCM).

He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has addressed the issue of a Sikh woman’s forced conversion to Pakistan. It is hoped that strict action will be taken against those responsible. A statement from the NCM said it learned of the kidnapping and forced conversion of a Sikh girl in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of ​​Pakistan. NCM President Iqbal Singh Lalpura had written a letter on August 22 requesting the foreign minister to take the matter up with his counterpart so that such incidents do not happen again.

Foreign Minister replied:
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar sent a letter to Iqbal Singh Lalpura on 17 September that the government is aware of the matter and once the incident has been reported, it has taken up the matter with the Pakistani government through diplomatic channels. The statement said such incidents are shocking and reprehensible. He also expressed the hope that the government of Pakistan will investigate the matter fairly and take strict action against those responsible for the incident.
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what was the problem
A Sikh girl was forcibly abducted on August 20 in Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa state. According to the information, the girl was first kidnapped at gunpoint and then raped. The local government helped the person who kidnapped the girl and got the girl married. Following this incident, people from the Sikh community had protested on August 21. The protesters said they went to the police after the girl’s kidnapping, but they did not register an FIR. Also met with the senior officers, but did not get a satisfactory answer. The Sikh community said these people are also partners in the crime. He had threatened the girl.