Islamabad: The Hindu community in Pakistan remains unconvinced with the steps taken by the Pakistan government to stop forced conversions in the country.
President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah to make an amendment to the Constitution against forced conversion of minorities in the state, but the Hindus are still sceptical.
“If the Constitution gives us full projection, then why is the state not protecting us when minor girls are kidnapped and kept in confinement without a marriage contract?,” The Express Tribune quoted Babu Mahesh Lal, the president of Hindu Panchayat Jacobabad, as saying.
“Why is the marriage of a 12-year-old girl solemnised after she is kidnapped?” he added.
Sham Kumar, a writer and an activist of Hindu community, raised the question why Hindu girls are not converting at seminaries, but only at marriage ceremonies.
“Why only Hindu girls are embracing Islam? Why not our boys?” he said, adding that these are only cases of forced conversion.