Forced Marriage, Abduction & Rape

Deaf-Mute Abducted Christian Girl Still Missing

Deaf-mute Christian girl abducted from Lahore’s Manga Mandi area. 15-year-old, abductee Muqaddas is missing while her family pines away in her absence. An FIR has been registered in the Manga Mandi Police Station.

The girl is still missing, as the police have failed to recover her. A local pastor intervened on behalf of the victim’s family and used his influence to get an FIR registered, invoking section of 365 of Pakistan Penal Code. Similar to such cases of abduction of minorities’ minor girls there are probabilities that the girl has been abducted for the sake of coercing her to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.

Few days have already passed, and there is still no clue of the abductee. The local pastor who intervened in the case informed in a social media video that the investigating police officer had assured him to carry our swift and effective investigations in order to recover her. Moreover, he informed that the investigating officer, asserted that the case will be solved within a day.

On this occasion, a local Christian activist and journalist Saleem Iqbal urged the higher authorities, Supreme Court, and the government to take effective action in order to prevent abductions of the Christian girls. The wave of recent incidents of abduction of deaf-mute Christian girls has left Christians apprehensive. Recently, in a different incident, a 22-year-old deaf-mute Christian girl was abducted from Lahore’s Fazalia Colony. Mr. Saleem Iqbal said that the courts convene hearing even at the night time for cases of supreme importance. He said that courts must convene cases of abduction of Christian girls in the same manner, prioritizing their recovery and that justice should be served to the perpetrators.  

By Max Gibson

Max Gibson, also known as Mosheh, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and has competed on his college's crew, cross country and track and field teams. Max co-founded the College Republicans and has run successful businesses, including Apex Web Services, which serves as CTO for non-profits Farrukh Saif Foundation and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved.' He has been in a leadership position in the non-profit sector since 2011. In addition to his business pursuits, Max is a combat veteran of three major wars and is known for his generosity and strong belief in God.