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Missing Hindu woman, six children 'convert' to Islam in Karachi

02:45 PM | 19 May, 2023
Missing Hindu woman, six children 'convert' to Islam in Karachi
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KARACHI – A Hindu woman and her six children, including two adolescent daughters, 'converted' to Islam on the day they were reported missing to the police by the woman's husband.

Radha (36), her daughters Mira (16), Pira (15) and Piya (14) and sons Amar (10), Jay Ram (7) and Gopal (4) went missing on Sunday (May 7). Radha's husband Ramji Meghwar was informed nine days later that his wife and children have converted to Islama and a local seminary provided the certificate of conversion.

Ramji found his wife and children missing when he returned home from work at 4:30pm on May 7. He tried to call his wife and the eldest daughter on their phones, but found their phones switched off. He filed an FIR with the Gulbahar Police Station. A low-income suburb called Gulbahar, also known as Golimar, is located close to the Lyari River.

Radha was working as a domestic help at a home in the affluent neighbourhood of Clifton, around 15 kilometres from Gulbahar. Ramji inquired about Radha at her place of work but couldn't find her there too, according to his statement to the police.

According to the FIR lodged by Ramji, an unidentified person or persons lured his wife and children away with the intention to rape them. The FIR was filed under Section 496-A of the Pakistani Penal Code.

Ramji came to know about the "conversion" of his wife and children for the first time when he received a copy of the conversion certificate issued by the Jamia Binoria Aalamia, a renowned seminary in Karachi.

The New Muslim Foundation, a subsidiary of the Jamia Binoria Aalamia, stated in the conversion certificate that Radha and her six children had converted to Islam "of their own free will" on May 7.

The certificate revealed the converts' dates of birth as well as their old and new names. It said that Mira had changed her name to Fatima and Radha to Rida. Piya became Nimra and Pira became Mah Noor. Jay Ram became Ayan, Gopal became Zeeshan and Amar became Umar.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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