Pakistani Senate declares forced conversions as ‘un-Islamic’

News Desk

A Pakistani Senate committee on Tuesday declared the forced conversion of Hindu girls to Islam as ‘un-Islamic’ and appealed to the government to adopt a comprehensive mechanism for the protection of women belonging to minority communities.

Senator Gian Chand informed the committee that Hindu girls in Sindh are the victims of forced conversions and incidents of forced conversions in Sindh are alarming.

“Forced conversion of girls to Islam is against the teachings of Islam and also a violation of law in the country,” said Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs’ Chairman Hafiz Hamdullah.
According to him, religion was a personal matter of every individual, and an individual cannot be converted by force, reports said.

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