Sikh Girl's Abduction: Families Reach Compromise In Lahore Forced Conversion Case
Days after a Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in Pakistan's Punjab province, the two families reached a compromise on Tuesday.
"We have no objection if she wants to go home with her parents. It's they who are her guardian," the boy's father said, who was present at the Governor's House in Lahore along with the girl's father and brother.
Sarwar said it's upon his request members of both the families arrived here today for settlement. "We are aware that the incident that has anguished the Sikh community across the globe but as the families have reached a compromise, it will comfort them," he said.
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Pakistan Gurudwara Prabandhak committee secretary Gopal Singh Chawla, a pro-Khalistan leader, was also present at the Governor's House.
An FIR was registered on Thursday against six people in the case. Police have arrested one of the suspects named Arsalan, a friend of Mohammad Hassan, who is also the prime accused in the case and currently on a pre-arrest bail. The family of the girl, in a video message, had claimed that Kaur was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam and sought Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's help.
The girl, who is the daughter of a Sikh priest, was on Friday sent to Darul Aman (shelter home) on a court order after she told the judge that she married Mohammad Hassan of her locality with her own free will. Kaur's family alleged that she was converted to Islam at gunpoint and forced to marry a Muslim boy. Her family says she is 18 years of age.
The Sikh community in Nankana Sahib held protests demanding return of the girl back to her family.
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