In yet another disturbing incident from Pakistan, a minor Hindu girl named Komal has gone missing from her home in the Ghotki town of Sindh province. The family members suspect that she may have been kidnapped, and have reported the matter to the local police station.
Many girls are abducted from their home and after a few days their video statement is shared on social media, mostly by the Sufi dargah of Mian Mithoo (Bharchundi Sharif in Ghotki district) or Pir Ayub Jan Sarhandi dargah in Samaro tehsil of Umerkot district. Most of the missing/abducted girls are converted at these two dargahs and married off to men twice or thrice their age, and the clerics issue the conversation certificate and nikhahnama (marriage contract).
According to the details of the case, Komal, a resident of Mehran Colony in Ghotki city, went missing from her home. Her family members have expressed deep concern over her disappearance and fear that she may have been kidnapped. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter, and claim that efforts are being made to locate Komal and ensure her safe return.
The incident has sparked widespread concern and outrage among the Hindu community in the region, who have been demanding that the government take immediate action to protect the rights of minority communities in Pakistan. Cases of abduction, rape, forced conversion to Islam and marriage of minor girls, and other persecution of minorities have been on the rise in recent years, and the government has been criticized for failing to take effective measures to address the issue.
“Hindu women and girls in Pakistan are increasingly vulnerable to violence and discrimination. The government must take immediate action to protect their rights and ensure that they are able to live in safety and security,” said a spokesperson for a human rights organization.
Meanwhile, the family members of Komal are appealing to the authorities to take all possible measures to locate her and ensure her safe return. They are also urging the government to take immediate action to address the issue of violence against minority communities and ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.