Sikh girl's forced conversion to Islam: MEA asks Pakistan government to take remedial action

A Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in the country's Punjab province.

Published: 31st August 2019 12:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2019 12:53 AM   |  A+A-

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India on Friday said it has raised with Pakistan the issue of a Sikh girl being abducted and forced to convert to Islam in that country and asked for "immediate remedial action".

A Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in the country's Punjab province, police in Nankana City said.

In response to a media query regarding the incident, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry has received a number of representations from various quarters of civil society in India, including Sikh religious bodies, at the "reports of the incident of abduction and forced conversion of a minor Sikh girl in Pakistan".

"We have shared these concerns with the government of Pakistan and asked for immediate remedial action," he said.

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