A Hindu girl, Arti Chawla, who was kidnapped nearly a week ago from Larkana district, appeared in Karachi court as a converted Muslim with Md. Fawad.
Allegedly, Mohammad Fawad kidnapped her, forced her to convert, and married her while she was on her way to a nearby parlor.
This is the eighteenth case of reported forced conversion in Pakistan in the last 60 days alone.
The Human Rights Council of Pakistan has published that cases of forced conversion are exponentially increasing. A 2014 report by the MSP (Movement for Solidarity and Peace) has announced a list of about 1000 women who were forcefully converted to Islam.
Hindu girls living in Pakistan are forcibly converted after being kidnapped and married to old Muslim men.
According to the PHC (Pakistan Hindu Council), every year around 1000 Hindus and Christian minority women are converted to Islam and then married off to their rapists or abductors. This practice is being reported increasingly in the districts of Umerkot, Tharparkar, and Mirpur Khas in Sindh.