| Pakistan: Christian women converted to Islam and married off to their kidnappers
| Sunday, February 28, 2016
|“Marry those that please you of women, two or three or four. But if you
fear that you will not be just, then one or those your right hand
possesses…” (Qur’an 4:3).
“Christian women in Pakistan forcibly converted to Islam and married off to their kidnappers,” by Shafique Khokhar, Asia News, February 26, 2016 : Lahore (AsiaNews) – Tahira, 21, and Reema Bibi, 20, are
two Pakistani Christian women who were abducted on 2 December 2015 from
near their home in Sargodha (Punjab) as they returned together from
The two Muslim men who took the two young women, raped them, and then
forcibly married them. Afterwards, they kept them segregated in their
Islamabad home, this according to British Pakistani Christian
Association (BPCA), an activist group that works for religious freedom
in Pakistan, and monitors the continuous violations against minorities,
especially women, which the government does not punish.
Forced marriages have been a scourge in the Muslim nation for years,
one that does not seem close to any resolution. The case of Tahira and
Reema is emblematic. On 11 February, Tahira managed to escape,
but her Muslim “husband” filed a complaint with police, who immediately
arrested six members of her family. The relatives were released thanks
to pressure from human rights groups, but the authorities have ordered
the family to return Tahira to her “husband.”
Read it all here.............
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:45 AM