Nowadays Pakistan’s Prime minister Imran Khan talks about secularism in India but he doesn’t talk about secularism in his own country. It is reported that only eight thousands Sikh population are left in Pakistan due to forced conversion to Islam.
The incidents of forced conversion on minorities like Sikhs, Hindus in Pakistan are not new thing but nowadays it has crossed all the limits.
The number of Sikh community is declining rapidly due to forced conversions in Pakistan. Professor Kalyan Singh of GC University, Lahore said that there has been a tremendous decrease in the number of Sikhs in Pakistan in the last 15 years. Now the number of Sikhs in Pakistan is only eight thousands.
Kalyan Singh said, ‘Forced conversion of Sikhs is being done in Pakistan, due to which the number of Sikhs is decreasing rapidly. I blame the leaders of the Sikh community more than the Government of Pakistan for this, because the leaders of the Sikh community do not share views nor raise issues of Sikhs living in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.
Professor Kalyan Singh of GC University of Lahore said that not only Sikhs in Pakistan, but also people of all minority communities including Hindus and Christians are falling victim to forced conversion.
Now the latest case has come about the forced conversion of a Sikh girl. The victim’s name is Jagjit Kaur, who was forcibly converted to Muslim and her name changed to Ayesha. Not only this, Jagjit has also been forced to marry a Muslim youth named Mohammad Ehsaan.
Jagjit Kaur is the daughter of Sikh Granthi (priest) at Nankana Sahib, The birth place of Guru Nanak Dev. father of girl, Bhagwan Singh is a granthi at Gurdwara Tambu Sahib, Nankana sahib.
As you can see in this ‘Nikah’ video of girl which has gone viral, It can be clearly seen that the girl is scared and forcefully sitting alongside Ehsaan(name of the boy).
Not only the Hindu girls are forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan but SIKH Girls also. A daughter of a Granthi of #GurdwaraTambuSahib in #Nankana Sahib was missing for past 3 days has surfaced on Thursday after marrying a Muslim man & embrassing Islam . @MEAIndia @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/Z545P9skLa— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) August 29, 2019
Family of Jagjit Kaur has requested Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Army Chief to act or else the incident could impact both Kartarpur Corridor and Kashmir.
#BREAKING: Family of Sikh Girl Jagjit Kaur who was abducted in Pakistan and forcibly converted to Islam speaks out. Family calls upon @ImranKhanPTI and Pakistan Army Chief to act or else the incident could impact both #KartarpurCorridor and Kashmir. pic.twitter.com/ylgLebujY0— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) August 29, 2019
Punjab Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has also condemned this incident and asked Imran Khan to take action against the perpetrators. He also requested India’s foreign minister Dr. S. Jaishankar to strongly take up the issue with his counterpart at the earliest
Shocking incident of a Sikh girl being kidnapped & forced to convert to Islam in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. Call upon @ImranKhanPTI to take firm and immediate action against the perpetrators. Request @DrSJaishankar to strongly take up the issue with his counterpart at the earliest. pic.twitter.com/hpHvD9kkEJ— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 30, 2019
Ministry of external affairs, India has also shared the concerns regarding Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was forcefully kidnapped and converted, with the Government of Pakistan and asked for immediate remedial action.
R Kumar,MEA: Ministry has received a no.of representations from various quarters of civil society in India,at reports of the incident of abduction&forced conversion of a minor Sikh girl in Pak. We've shared the concerns with Pak govt&asked for immediate remedial action.(file pic) pic.twitter.com/vKGrzrrkfT— ANI (@ANI) August 30, 2019
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