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BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa meets MEA Joint Secy, requests to summon Pak envoy over abduction of Sikh woman in Pakistan

BY ANI, Aug 22, 2022 4:16 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Manjinder Singh Sirsa meets MEA Joint Secy JP Singh (Photo : ANI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday met the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs JP Singh and requested him to summon the Pakistan High Commissioner with regard to the kidnapping of a Sikh woman teacher in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

This comes as a Sikh woman Dina Kaur was forcibly abducted and converted to Islam on the evening of August 20 in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Following the incident, the Sikh community organised massive protests in the province. Dina Kaur, daughter of Gurucharan Singh, was reported to be abducted on gunpoint, raped and married to her abductor with the help of local administration and police.

"Sikh delegation met Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs JP Singh to share our concerns regarding human rights violations of Sikh/Hindu girls in Pakistan in light of the recent event of kidnapping, forceful conversion and Nikah of Dina Kaur in Pir Baba Town," he said.

"We have urged the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to raise the issue of security of minorities in Pakistan at a global level. JP Singh Ji has assured us of quick action in this regard," the BJP leader added.

Sirsa while sharing the plight of the abducted father said that Kaur was kidnapped on Sunday and married to an illiterate rickshaw puller. "Later her father went to the police station but the police did not take any action and later, after four hours, it was being said that the woman has been married," he told media.

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