ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday allowed the Ghotki sisters to reunite with their husbands.
A excessive court bench led by Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah made the choice in gentle of a five-member fee report within the alleged abduction, pressured conversion and marriage of Reena and Raveena – two teenage Hindu ladies from Sindh’ Ghotki district.
The ladies and their spouses, Safdar Ali and Barkat Ali, had filed a petition in search of safety. Of their plea, the ladies maintained that they belong to a Hindu household of Ghotki, Sindh however transformed willfully as they have been impressed by Islamic instructing.
The incident got here to gentle when a video surfaced on-line displaying the youngsters’ father and brother claiming the ladies have been kidnapped and forcefully transformed. It was adopted by one other video snippet during which the 2 ladies claimed that that they had transformed to Islam. It was reported that the ladies have been moved from Sindh Ghotki district to Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab.
In the course of the listening to, the inside secretary mentioned that members of the fee, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and National Commission on the Standing of Girls chairperson Khawar Mumtaz, held a gathering with the ladies and their spouses individually.
“This can be a delicate matter and we probed it accordingly. The ladies accepted Islam on their very own to marry their lovers,” Mumtaz instructed court docket.
“This doesn’t look like a pressured conversion case. It looks like it has change into a tradition within the space,” mentioned the inside secretary. “The medical checks proved the ladies are adults aged 18 and 19.”
Taking discover of the incident, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Sindh and Punjab to research the matter and get well the ladies if the forceful conversion allegation was right.
He mentioned the Sindh authorities had additionally submitted findings of a fee headed by DIG Sukkur and the fee sought a report from DCO Rahim Yar Khan.
Justice Minallah requested advocate IA Rahman, one other member of the fee, his opinion. The lawyer suggested regularising centres the place the conversions happen. He lamented that there aren’t any legal guidelines stopping pressured conversions. The excessive court chief justice expressed confidence in parliament to legislate such issues.
In gentle of the fee report, the bench allowed the ladies to reunite with their husbands.