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2 Sikh girls allegedly converted in Kashmir, outrage among community

Last Updated on June 28, 2021 at 12:36 pm

After two Sikh girls were allegedly abducted and converted into Islam in Kashmir, highest Sikh religious body Akal Takhat on Sunday demanded an anti-conversion law in the UT. This is similar to those implemented in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to prevent such cases. 

Akal Takhat has taken a serious view of reports of Sikh girls falling victim to love jihad and has written to Jammu & Kashmir’s Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha to make a law to prevent such forceful religious conversions.

There has been an outrage in Sikh community because of the double case of forceful conversion.

 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Manjinder Singh Sirsa arrived in Srinagar on Sunday to lead protests in the UT as well as know the ground situation and also met with the J&K L-G Manoj Sinha.

In their letter written to the L-G, the Akal Takhat officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has informed that there have been repeated cases of abduction of Sikh girls in J&K and then their forceful conversion of religion and marrying them with Muslim men.

L-G Sinha assured the return of the Sikh girl who was forcibly converted to Islam, to her family.

As per reports, 18-year-old Sikh Girl from Budgam district was forcefully converted to Islam at the gunpoint. The family of the girl has claimed that she has been married to a 62-year-old man.

Whereas another girl after attending a function of her Muslim friend has been missing, was later found married to a boy who was present at the same function but is still missing.