Kidnappings, Abductions, Forced Conversions of Christian Girls in Pakistan Continue
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Aug 08
For the last several years, there has been an alarming increase in kidnappings and forced conversions of Christian girls in Pakistan, with several reports making the news in recent months, the Pakistan Christian Post reports. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, last year 1,800 Christian and Hindu girls were forcibly converted to Islam, with police hardly registering any cases against the Muslim kidnappers and sometimes even supporting them. In some instances, courts used Islamic law in favor of the perpetrators. Recently, police in Rawalpindi refused to register a man's case against his daughter's two kidnappers, and police in Faisalabad failed to give a Christian man any information about his kidnapped wife. In Chunian, a pastor's sister was raped and forcibly converted to Islam after being kidnapped by some Muslim men while returning home from college. Despite her family reporting the incident to the local police station, no investigations have been conducted and her abductors have presented a report to the court attesting to the girl now being Muslim and legally married.