Karachi, Pakistan (CHAKRA) —In the town of Lyari in Pakistan, a 13-year-old Dalit girl, Poonam, has been abducted and forcibly converted to Islam.
According to Poonam’s uncle Bhanwroo she went missing last Wednesday and was not seen until neighbours spotted her at a Madrassa in the town and informed her parents. When her parents went to the Madrassa to bring her back, they said that she seemed very scared and was under the influence of the imams there. She reportedly stated that they would not let her go and that she was ready to live at the Madrassa as a Muslim.
When the family turned to police for help, they immediately refused and stated it was not a big enough case to be officially registered. Poonam’s parents were told by the police that there was no point in lodging a complaint or report because as soon as the court proceedings would take place the report would become null and be cancelled.
Poonam’s parents are left hopeless and have no where or means to turn to by which they can get their beloved daughter back. And their crime for such a punishment was nothing.