Shared our concern over abduction and forced conversion of Sikh girl with Pakistan government: India

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WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 30, 2019, 07.58 PM (IST)

India's ministry of external affairs ministry said today that it had shared its concerns over reports of "abduction and forced conversion" of a minor Sikh girl with the Pakistan government. 

"We have shared the concerns with the Pakistan government and asked for immediate remedial action," External affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.

A Sikh priest's family had filed an FIR after their daughter was allegedly abducted at gunpoint. The girl was later forcibly married, according to reports. 

The priest belongs to Gurdwara Tambu Sahib in Nankana Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province. The town is the birthplace of Guru Nanak Sahib.

According to the FIR, six people abducted the girl at gunpoint on August 27-28.

The foreign ministry had said on Thursday that it had raised the "issue of persecution, abduction, treatment of minorities and conversions in Pakistan" and had asked it to "fulfill" its obligation.

"They must check themselves before saying anything to others, their home is burning, so they must first focus on it," India's foreign ministry spokesman added.