15-year-old Christian girl forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan’s Punjab province

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Lahore: In yet another incident of forced conversion in Pakistan, a 15-year-old Christian girl was allegedly converted to Islam by her teacher in the Punjab province.

According to a complaint filed by the girl’s father Mukhtar Masih, the girl, named Faira, was allegedly taken to a seminary in Sheikhpura City, some 50 kilometers away from Lahore, by her school principal Saleema Bibi and was forced to embrace Islam.

Faiza was in the seminary and her parents were not allowed to meet her. They later took the matter to a Punjab minister and an FIR was lodged.

The conversion took place on Monday and Faiza was rescued by the police on Wednesday. She was shifted to Dar ul Aman and Will be handed over to the family.

This is the third incident of forced conversion reported from Pakistan in a week.

Earlier in September, a Hindu girl was allegedly abducted from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Sukkur in the Sindh province of Pakistan and was forcefully converted to Islam. The undergraduate student, identified as Renuka Kumari, was abducted from her college.

Sources also added that Renuka was forcefully converted.

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