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Protests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Sikhs

PESHAWAR: Members of the Sikh community protested for a second day in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province against a woman’s alleged abduction, forceful conversion and marriage.

“Dina Kumari, 25, a government teacher, went on duty on Saturday and did not return,” Dawn news quoted Sanat Singh, a relative of the woman, as saying. He added that the family had started a search for her but it was in vain.

He said the victim’s family members, along with other community members, had gathered in front of Pir Baba police station on Saturday, in whose limits the incident happened, and demanded the registration of the alleged incident, but the police refused to do so.

“When police showed reluctance to register an FIR, the family staged a protest outside the police station,” he said, adding that subsequently, the police had assured them of recovering the missing woman, Dawn reported.

The Sikh community again approached the police who informed them that she was recovered and she had married her neighbour, a Muslim man, in court. “She was engaged and her marriage was planned for next month,” Singh said, alleging that she was forcibly converted to Islam and married, Dawn reported.

Tags: Pakistan