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.
Sikhs of Pakistan seek help from @ImranKhanPTI— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 29, 2019
I urge @narendramodi Ji & @DrSJaishankar Ji to raise this issue at global level bcos forced conversions happening in Pakistan have angered all the Sikhs
This issue must be taken up at @UN as it threatens Sikhs freedom of religion pic.twitter.com/lsDsKg4ZHZ
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