India summoned Pakistani High Commission officials, issued strong demarche

India summoned Pakistani High Commission officials, issued strong demarche

NEW DELHI -India summoned Pakistani High Commission officials and issued strong demarche.

India on January 28 summoned a senior official of the Pakistan link Commission and issued a strong demarche over the abduction of a Hindu girl from her wedding in Sindh province, official sources said.

India also asked the Pakistan government to investigate the matter and take urgent action for protecting and promoting the security, safety and welfare of its citizens including the minority Hindu community there.

It called on Pakistan to take immediate measures to expeditiously bring the perpetrators to justice.

“India summoned a senior official from the Pakistan High Commission and made a strong demarche against abduction of a girl from Hindu minority from her marriage ceremony on January 25, with the help of local police in Hala city of Sindh province,” an official source said.

India also issued a demarche regarding the desecration of Mata Rani Bhatiyani temple in Tharparkar, Sindh province, on January 26.

The 24-year-old Hindu girl was allegedly abducted by armed assailants from her wedding venue and forcibly converted to Islam before being married off to a Muslim man, community members said, in the latest such incident in the neighbouring country.

Sindh Minister for Minority Affairs, Hari Ram Kishori, on January 28 took cognisance of the incident, which took place last week in Hala town of Matiari district in Sindh province, and asked for a police report.