by Yudhvir Rana
Jagjeet Kaur, the Pakistani Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted, converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man, will continue to stay at the Lahore-based Darul Uloom (an Islamic education centre and shelter) for the next one week, even as her family and community representatives are pressuring the Imran Khan government to send her home.
The girl couldn’t be produced in court on Monday and the court fixed September 9 for the next hearing of the case, Pakistan media reports said. Jagjeet, who claims to be 19 years old, had married Muhammad Hassan, reported to be a member of Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa, on August 28. While her family has maintained that she was kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam, the girl has said in court that she embraced Islam and married Hassan on her own will. She also claimed that her family had concocted the story of her abduction.
Sources said Sikh leaders were likely to hold a meeting with Pakistan PM Imran Khan. “It’s surprising Jagjeet was sent to Darul Uloom, whose main objective is to spread education of the Quran, prepare specialists in Islamic and modern studies, make students aware of Jamia Darul Uloom Islamia, and prepare scholars to preach Islam,” said the sources in Pakistan. Times of India