FIR lodged against former Nazim for forcibly converting Hindu girl to Islam in Pak

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Karachi, Sept 15 (ANI): In the latest development in an incident involving policemen refusing to register a case of forced religious conversion of a 13-year-old Hindu Dalit girl in Lyari Town of Pakistan, the first information report (FIR) has now been registered in Chakiwara police station.

The girl's father Dahrho Mal lodged FIR No 244/10 under section 361, against the kidnappers and the main accused- former UC Nazim Baber Sultan, the Daily Times quoted the duty officer at Chakiwara police station, as saying.

However, Sultan did not repent the act, as he said that the Dalit girl- Poonam- had been converted to Islam at Binoria and was now a Muslim named Mariam.

"I fulfilled my duty as a perfect Muslim and knew that an FIR was lodged against me", he added defiantly.

Poonam was kidnapped from the neighbourhood in Lyari Town last week and the neighbours informed her family of her presence at a Madrassa in the town.

When the family went to the Madrassa, they found out that "she was very scared and under the influence of maulvis. She told us they will not let her go, so she will stay with them as a Muslim," her uncle Bhanwroo revealed.

The family tried to lodge an FIR of kidnapping at Chakiwara Police Station, but the policemen refused to register the case.

Commenting on the issue, SP Lyari, Khadim Hussain Rind, had said that lodging an FIR would not make any difference, as it would be cancelled during proceedings of the court. (ANI)

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