Another 2 newly converted girls approach IHC to seek protection

07:50 PM | 16 May, 2019
Another 2 newly converted girls approach IHC to seek protection
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ISLAMABAD – After Ghotki girls, two more young newly converted women of Sindh province have approached Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek legal protection and security after they turned to Islam and married Muslim boys.

The petitions stated that Dua Fatima (Samrin) and Ghulam Ayesha (Priya Kumari) married to Afaq Ali and Ali Murrad, respectively, and converted to Islam from Hinduism willfully.

Dua Fatima stated in her plea that she got impressed from Islamic teachings during studying in pre-medical education.

The girls further said that they had embraced Islam recently publicly but face death threats by some people including their father.

The petitioners stated that they had married to Muslim boys willfully in front of members of Islamabad Bar Association (IBA).

The petitioners prayed the court to direct the respondents to restrain from harassing and threatening the applicants and interfering into petitioners 'right to life with liberty to profess religion to her choice and her marriage as guaranteed by the Constitution.

The petitioners prayed the court to issue directives to security institutions for ensuring protections to their lives. Secretary Ministry of Interior, IGP Islamabad, girls' father and PPP's MPA had been nominated as respondents in the case.

Dua Fatima belongs to Sakhar while Ghulam Ayesha is the resident of Kherpur, Sindh.