Thursday, 7 January 2016

A 18-year-old Christian girl kidnapped

KASUR: A 18-year-old Christian girl from District Kasur in Pakistan has been kidnapped from her parents by a Muslim man along with his accomplices while she was alone at home.The case FIR No.8/2016 has been lodged against the kidnappers at concerned Police Station under section 365-B PPC. 
The brother of the victim girl contacted Sardar Mushtaq Gill,Human Rights Defender, who heads LEAD, and he requested for assistance.LEAD is following the case and providing free legal assistance.
"I have experiences of a number of such cases that the perpetrators often take plea of marriage and conversion to Islam so that they can save themselves from criminal charges of rape and kidnapping",said Sardar Mushtaq Gill,Human Rights Defender.
This is not an only case from religious minorities who are forcefully being abducted.Every year a large number of Christian women fall victims to the gender based religious persecution and the perpetrators enjoy impunity because there is no legislation regarding forced conversion.
"We are at LEAD trying to surface the issue of forced conversion to the authorities and advocating for the proper legislation of forced conversion and also requesting some civil society groups to stand with us in this regard,"added Gill.  
We at LEAD provide free legal assistance and advocacy to those victims of religious discrimination and violence who can not afford to bear heavy legal cost of counsels and it is only possible with your support and our request to support our work for such poor victims. We are grateful for those who are praying for us and financially supporting our work and rescue mission.

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