Forced Marriage, Abduction & Rape

Jhelum: Abducted Hindu Girl Recovered A Week Later

A Pakistani Hindu girl who was abducted few days ago has been recovered, from Jhelum. Police claims that the suspect was also hooked who had abducted the girl with an intention to rape her.

On Monday, June 13, the abductee was rescued from the Singhoi area which lies within the limits of the Chotala police station of Jhelum in Punjab province. The girl was abducted a week earlier while she was returning from work. Details emerged that, the girl was kidnapped while she was returning from the hillside. The FIR states that the suspect acted on the directions of his landlord, identified as Raja Zafar. Allegedly Raja Zafar had the plan of raping her.

 Abduction and rape of Hindu girls, in not a new phenomenon in Pakistan. It is estimated that around 1000 Hindu and Christian girls are abducted and raped every year in Pakistan. Usually, the abductees are forced to convert and marry their abductors. There has been backlash against the targeting of Hindu girls, especially in Sindh however no legislation has been actualized in order to prevent such incidents.

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.