Two more Christian girls abducted

By – Shamim Masih

ISLAMABAD: force marriages and forced conversion to Islam is a common practice in Pakistan. I see, if there is not an organization like World Vision in Progress – WVIP protecting Christian faith, the below mentioned two Christian girls might have gone under curtain. It’s a story of two districts Rahim Yar Khan – R I Khan and Dera Ghazi Khan – D G Khan, both districts are house of banned organizations like Sipha Sahabha and Jeyshe Muhammad.

On March 04, 2014; Komal Yousaf 15 was rapped and married forcefully and was converted to Islam. Yousaf and Rubina, parents of the girl work in a factory, Mohammad Aslam Shah one of the co-workers often asked them convert them to Islam but they refused saying that they are happy with Christian faith. He didn’t stop there but on February 24, he went to their house with some of his armed companions and asked them to embrace Islam or ready to face dire consequent. On the same day, when the parents went to work, he came to their house and kidnapped the young girl Komal Yousaf. When the couple went to the police station for the registration of the First Investigation Report FIR against the suspect Mohammad Aslam Shah but police didn’t cooperate. Instead police claimed that young girl has been converted to Islam and married to Mohammad Aslam. Providentially, the parents came to WVIP and requested for help in this issue. WVIP immediately went into the court and asked the accused to produce the girl in the court. The girl told the court that she has been forcefully married and was threaten to sign on marriage agreement. She also told the court that she was sexually assaulted during these days.

The same case is with the young Sobia, 19 from D G Khan. She used to work with her mother in different houses as maid. One day she went to Adil Zulifqar to work but the owner forcefully married her and shifted t Lahore. WVIP came to know through a reliable source that he has sold the girl to a rich family in different city. The said organization is dealing with these two cases to rescue these girls. Farrukh H Saif, chief of WVIP said that Muslims in Pakistan believed that Christian girls are commodities not human beings. Its common practice that is the reason; around 2000 Hindus migrated to India and many Christians are seeking refuge status in different countries.

This is observed that on-going violence against minority women has increased and minorities are seeking for safe heaven. Tania, Rebecca, Palwisha, Sonia were abducted earlier and now it came to Sobia and Komal’s turn.