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Pak official summoned, India calls for ‘safe return’ of abducted Hindu minor girls

Pak official summoned, India calls for ‘safe return’ of abducted Hindu minor girls

NEW DELHI, Jan 18: A senior official of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was summoned on Friday here to lodge ‘strong protest’ and share serious concerns about the recent cases of abduction of minor girls belonging to the minority Hindu community of Pakistan.

India has asked for ‘immediate safe return’ of the girls to their families.

Government sources said here on Saturday as per reports, two minor girls, Shanti Meghwad and Sarmi Meghwad, belonging to the minority Hindu community were abducted on January 14, 2020.

“They belong to Umar Village, Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan. In another incident, a minor girl, Mehak, also belonging to the minority Hindu community, was abducted from the Jacobabad district of Sindh province in Pakistan on 15 January 2020,” the source said.

Pakistan has been conveyed the grave concerns as expressed amongst various quarters of the Indian civil society at such a “shocking and deplorable incident involving minor girls” from the minority Hindu community in Pakistan.

The incidents have been strongly condemned and asked for immediate safe return of the girls to their families, the source said.

(UNI)

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