Summoning a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission on Friday, India lodged a strong protest over the recent cases pertaining to the abduction of minor girls belonging to the Hindu community in Pakistan. As per the sources, the grave concerns of the civil society in India were conveyed to the official. Shanti and Sarmi Meghwad and Mehak Kumari, all minor girls belonging to the Hindu community were abducted in the Sindh province in the last three days. India has demanded the “immediate” and “safe return” of the abducted girls to their respective families.
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SAD MLA raises the issue
The move comes after Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa brought to notice the plight of these girls. Earlier in the day, he sought an appointment with the Ministry of External Affairs regarding this issue. Finally, he led a delegation to Joint Secretary Deepak Mittal. Mittal was informed about the situation faced by minor girls belonging to the minority community.
The MEA Joint Secretary assured the delegation that the matter would be taken up with the Pakistan High Commission on Friday itself. Sirsa has also highlighted the case of other such girls. On the microblogging website Twitter, he compiled a list of 50 girls who were allegedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam.
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Met up with Joint Sec Deepak Mittal Ji on problems & atrocities faced by minority girls in Pakistan in light of abduction cases recently reported of Shanti Meghwad, Sarmi Meghwad and Mehak Kumari— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) January 17, 2020
He has assured us of taking up the matter with Pak High Commission today only @ANIpic.twitter.com/B6xWVcggPl
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14 साल की महक कुमारी जिसे पाकिस्तान में 4 बच्चों के बाप अली रजा ने अगवा किया— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) January 17, 2020
इसके माँ बाप इंसाफ के लिये दर दर भटक रहे है
महक को न्याय चाहिए और पाकिस्तान की इन 50 लड़कियों को भी जिन्हें पिछले कुछ महीनों में ज़बरन अगवा करके धर्म परिवर्तन किया गया@ANI@republic@PTI_News@TimesNowpic.twitter.com/lJldWAURbQ
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(With PTI inputs)