A Sikh girl in Pakistan, supposedly kidnapped and forcefully converted to Islam, came home to her family, police Nankana Sahib said Friday. In connection with the case, eight individuals were detained by police.
The girl, recognized as Jagjit Kaur, 19, was supposedly kidnapped and compelled in Pakistan to wed a Muslim guy. The event came to light on Thursday after an MLA from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Manjinder Singh Sirsa published a family video of the girl saying the girl had been kidnapped and transformed forcefully.
The occurrence attracted Sikhs ' global attention and triggered community anger. The dad of the girl, recognized as Bhagwan Singh, is a Gurudwara Tambu Sahib ' ' granthi '' (priest). In India, the issue had created a furore with several political leaders across sides calling for action against the offenders.
Speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Raveesh Kumar said the ministry made a number of depictions from multiple quarters of civilized society in India, including religious Sikh bodies, on "accounts of the kidnapping and compelled transformation of a minor Sikh girl in Pakistan."
He said we shared these issues with the Pakistani government and asked for instant remedies. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also requested instant action on the issue from the authorities of India and Pakistan.