The Sikh girl, who was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted into Islam in Pakistan, has not been returned to her family, one of her brothers said dismissing reports of the girl being sent back or making any arrests in the case.
The family has once again appealed to Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar to ensure justice.
There were reports that the girl had been sent back to her parents and Punjab’s Nankana Sahib police had arrested eight persons in connection with the case.
The Governor of Punjab province in Pakistan, had earlier in the day met the father of the girl.
The girl’s family has alleged that she was forced to marry a Muslim boy after bring forcefully converted to Islam.
In a video shared by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder S Sirsa on Thursday, the family of the girl has alleged that the girl was forcibly converted into Islam under the threat that her brothers and father would be shot otherwise.
In the post, Sirsa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take up the issue of safety of Sikhs in Pak at the global level.
Sirsa further appealed to the Sikh community across the world to stand against forced conversions in Pakistan.
The girl is the daughter of a granthi of Gurdwara in Nankana Sahib. According to reports, the woman was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted by a gang of local Muslim boys.
Meanwhile, India had on Friday asked for “immediate remedial action” by Pakistan in the case of the minor Sikh girl being forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said it has received a number of representations from various quarters of civil society in India and members of Sikh religious bodies on the incident of abduction and forced conversion to Islam and marriage of the minor daughter of a Sikh granthi from Nankana Sahib, in Pakistan.
“We have shared these concerns with the Government of Pakistan and asked for immediate remedial action,” the MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
India’s reaction came as Pakistan was reported to have constituted a 30-member committee in the case.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has also voiced shock over the incident. He also sought Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s intervention in the matter.
He also urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take up the issue with his Pakistani counterpart at the earliest.