WION Karachi, Pakistan
Mar 24, 2019, 08.55 PM
Protestors in Pakistan on Sunday called for the implementation of the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014 along-with an immediate recovery of the two Hindu girls who were 'forcibly' married off and converted to Islam in Pakistan's Sindh province recently.
The protest organised by Interfaith Harmony Peace Forum of Pakistan was attended by a large number of people.
The duo aged thirteen and fifteen was abducted by six armed men from their house at Ghotki district in Sindh province on the eve of Holi as per the FIR lodged by the local police.
The police, who refused to register an FIR in the case initially, obliged after the father of the two girls threatened to commit suicide.
Speaking to WION, activist Seema Maheshwary said that they have gathered to demand the protection of all the minorities in Pakistan.
Maheshwary said why two per cent minorities living in Pakistan, can not be given protection by the state.
Rights activist Huma Qureshi said they have gathered against the abduction and forced conversion of the two Hindu girls. She demanded that the government of Pakistan protect the minorities and implement Child Marriage Restraint Act to its fullest.
The family members of the victims of a similar heinous act in the past also attended the protest even as they await justice.
Speaking to WION, grandmother of a Hindu girl who was abducted and forcefully converted said, "It was all on gunpoint, it’s been two months and still there is no progress".
The girl was abducted from Tando AllahYar, a city in Sindh province.