Dalbir Kaur Slams Imran Khan's Silence Over Pak Sikh Girl's Abduction

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Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh called out 'traitor' Imran Khan over the alleged abduction and forced conversion of a Sikh girl into Islam in Pakistan. 

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh called out 'traitor' Imran Khan over the alleged abduction and forced conversion of a Sikh girl into Islam in Pakistan. Angered over Imran Khan's lies, cowardice and deceit, Dalbir Kaur appealed to Indians to come out on the streets and protest the wrongdoings against the Sikh girl and minorities in Pakistan. Furthermore, questioned the silence of 26/11 mastermind, Hafiz Saeed's aide Gopal Singh Chawla. 

She said, "I'd like to appeal to Indians that they must come out on the streets because in Pakistan a very repulsive, deplorable and shameful incident has taken place against a Sikh daughter. Forcing the Sikh girl to convert and get her married is extremely shameful." 

"Today we are surprised that Imran Khan's friends Gopal Singh Chawla and others have maintained their silence. This is saddening. Today I'd like to ask Chawla and Sidhu, why did you not condemn the incident? Why are you quiet? I'd  like to ask Imran Khan, who is a liar, coward, and a traitor. There's a difference in his talking and doing," Dalbir Kaur added. 

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Sikh girl 'forced to convert,' alleges family

Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Sirsa on Thursday shared a video where a Sikh family alleged their relative, an 18-year old woman, was abducted and forcefully converted into Islam. The family sought help from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over the matter. The family has alleged that she was converted by coercion. They said that she was threatened that her brothers and father would be shot if she did not convert to Islam.  

"The woman who was abducted yesterday is my sister she was threatened that her brothers and father would be shot if she did not accept Islam," said one of the brothers who identified himself as Manmohan Singh in the video. "I request Imran Khan and Army Chief of Pakistan (Qamar Javed) Bajwa to help us in bringing the girl back so that it does not backfire on them on the Kartarpur and Kashmir issues," he added.  Sirsa posted the video on Twitter and appealed to Pakistani Sikhs to seek help from Imran Khan. He also urged PM Narendra Modi and EAM Dr. S Jaishankar to raise this issue at global level Sikhs were angered over forced conversions in Pakistan and threatened the religion.

'Pakistan should act': MEA Raveesh Kumar 

The abductee is the daughter of a granthi of Gurdwara in Nankana Sahib. Earlier in the day answering a query about alleged kidnapping and forced conversion of a minor Sikh girl of Nankana Sahib, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India has from time to time raised the issue of treatment of minorities in Pakistan. "We have talked of harassment, violence, forced abduction, forced conversion, persecution of minorities. I feel that the minorities who are there, they have some obligations, which Pakistan should fulfill," he said. 

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Imran Khan on forced conversations

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on July 29 termed the practice of forced conversions as "un-Islamic" and said there was no precedent in Islamic history for forcefully converting others. Addressing an event in connection with National Minorities Day at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (President's House), Imran Khan had vowed to protect and develop worship places of minorities in Pakistan and also facilitate them to the maximum level to perform them religious rituals. Imran Khan's powerful message came amidst growing cases of conversion of Hindu girls in Sindh province. 

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its annual report in April raised concerns about incidents of forced conversions and marriages of Hindu and Christian girls, saying around 1,000 such cases were reported in the southern Sindh province alone last year.

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(With PTI inputs) 

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