A 22-year-aged Sikh lady is abducted in Pakistan’s Punjab province and police have filed a case towards an “unknown abductor”, in line with a media disclose on Sunday.
The incident happened currently in Attock district’s Hassanabdal city, that is place to the well-known Gurdwara Panja Sahib — one of the important sacred shrine in Sikhism.
According to a file posted in Dawn newspaper, the lady stepped out of her residence to throw away waste, and in no way returned. Her father runs a store in Hassanabdal.
The document, however, did now no longer point out the date of the incident.
A case were registered with the Hassanabdal police towards an “unknown abductor” at the grievance of the lady’s father under Section 365-B of the Pakistan Penal Code for kidnapping, abducting or inducing a lady to marry, the document stated, quoting Raja Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, the sub-divisional police officer.
Police have started a hunt for the abducted lady, the officer stated.
Sub-Inspector Tahir Iqbal, the spokesman for district police, additionally stated that a case turned into registered towards an “unknown abductor” straight away after the woman’s father filed a grievance.
The day after she went missing she reportedly despatched a WhatsApp message to her father telling him that she had been brought for wedding of her personal will and transformed to Islam, stated sub-divisional police officer Hassan.
He stated numerous police groups have been searching out the lady in order that she can be produced in the judiciary court of law and her declaration recorded.
General Secretary of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Sardar Ameer Singh additionally showed that the woman had long gone unseen from her father’s residence positioned close to the Gurdwara Punja Sahib, the file stated.
Singh stated the lady’s father and uncle met federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri on Friday — withinside the presence of Punjab’s Minister for Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine and chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Dr Aamir Ahmad — and intimated him about her disappearance.
In reaction to a question, he stated: “At the moment, it’s far untimely to verify that the woman has transformed to any other religion. This can simplest be showed as soon as the woman is traced and her declaration is recorded.”
There were instances of compelled conversion and marriages of non-Muslim women in Pakistan however maximum of them are seen in Sindh province, which has a substantial Hindu population.