Two Pakistani hindu sisters converted to Islam, rejected Indian propaganda of forcible conversion

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*KARACHI - T*wo Pakistani hindu sisters have claimed that they had converted to Islam. “No one has forced us, we have embraced Islam at will,” the two maintained.

However the Hindu community in the Daharki taluka of Sindh’s Ghotki district staged a sit-in on Thursday to protest the kidnapping and forcible conversion of two underage girls.

Following the incident, a video snippet went viral on social media in which the two girls claimed that they had converted to Islam. “No one has forced us, we have embraced Islam at will,” the two maintained.

Hailing from a scheduled caste, Hindu community leaders alleged that two underage sisters had been abducted by people from the Kohbar and Malik tribes on the eve of Holi.

“It was not free will and the girls were in fact kidnapped and forcibly converted,” said Hindu community leader Mukhi Shiv Menghwar.

The FIR, number 76/2019, of the incident was registered in Daharki Police Station on behalf of the victims’ brother, Shaman Das, son of Hari Das Meghwar.

The FIR includes sections 365-B [kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel for marriage], 395 [punishment for dacoity], 452 [house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint] and 506-B [punishment for criminal intimidation].

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