Kidnapped teen age Hindu sisters shifted to Punjab:Nominated accused at large


KARACHI (By Lala Hassan) Sindh police have failed to recover the kidnapped two teen age sisters even after registration of First Information Report (FIR) against known accused told civil society representatives.

According to details teen age sisters Raveena Kumari (Bai) and Reena Kumari (Bai) were kidnapped on the day of Holi from the limits of Daharki police station of Ghotki district in Sindh province.

The father of girls Hari Das alias Hari Lal and others staged protest demonstration at police station as police could not recover his daughters. He in a video that went viral on social media was asking police officials to shoot him or recover his daughter as he cannot save his daughters.

However police had claimed to recover both girls within 24 hours but yet to recover the girls.

DSP Obaro Izhar Lahori arrived at the venue of protest and assured the protesters that the perpetrators will be arrested soon.

Shaman Das, brother and the complainant’s statement in FIR said, some time ago, he had a brief altercation with Barkat Malik and Huzoor Ali Kobhar, who used to stand outside his home. The two had been upset with him for asking them to go away.

NADRA certificate showing the ages of Reena and Raveena Bai, kidnapped on Holi.

On Wednesday, Das told that he was at home in Village Hafiz Suleman along with his family members when six persons, armed with pistols, entered their house. He identified three of them as Safdar Ali, Barkat Malik and Ahmed Shah. Among them, the latter was a resident of the same village as Das. The three other men were unknown to the family, said the complainant.

The complainant said that the six men took the family members hostage on gunpoint. At one point, Safdar Ali and Barkat Ali caught both their sisters and dragged them outside the house.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Shah and his three unidentified accomplices rummaged through the cupboards to find valuables. According to the FIR, the accused robbed gold and cash as well.

According to Das, Safdar Ali, Barkat Ali and Ahmed Shah drove away with his sisters in a white Toyota Corolla, while the three unidentified men took off on their motorcycles.

Moreover a video was released in which both teen-age were shown reciting Kalma and saying that they have embraced Islam and, married with their free will.

According to reports both accused men are already married and have children.

Shaman Lal, Kanji Ram, Chandan Lal and others said the video of conversion and marriage by girls was shared on social media and, if so then why girls were not presented in any court yet?

They said girls are in teen age and were being forced for such statements.

The Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013 forbidden the marriage of under 18 years old person even performed with free will. In one incident court had allowed such marriage only because of conversion and marriages performed in the past.

According to civil society representatives, who took to social media “Ghotki’s Mitho and Sarhandi of Tando Allahyar districts with planning have been supporting the forced conversion in the name of marriages of Hindu girls particularly since long time but government failed to take any action against them.

“They are using name of Islam and defaming Pakistan by such act of force” wrote further Rights activists.

According to sources girls have been taken to Punjab and may be produced in any court for marriage as Punjab Law allows marriage of over 16 year old person.

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