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Pakistan: Nearly 1,000 Christian, Hindu women fall victim to forced conversion every year, say rights activists

Atrocities against minority women has now become common in Pakistan and according to recent data around 1,000 women belonging to Christian and Hindu communities are forced to convert to Islam every year. Forced conversion is a hot topic. Ashiknaz Khokhar, a human rights activist noted that kidnapping of minor girls from religious minorities is commonplace in Pakistan, reported Greek City Times. “The (Pakistan) government is not taking this issue seriously and parliament recently refused to pass the bill on forced conversion,” Khokhar said. “Every year about 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls are forced to convert to Islam. There is a dire need for a dedicated law to protect minority girls.” Citing another incident from Pakistan’s Punjab province, the publication reported that one more Christian girl was abducted by a Muslim in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Forced conversion frequent 12-year-old Meerab Abbas …

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