This Article is From Aug 31, 2019

Sikh Girl Allegedly Kidnapped In Pakistan Returns To Family; 8 Arrested

The incident had drawn the attention of Sikhs worldwide and sparked anger in the community. The girl's father, identified as Bhagwan Singh, is a ''granthi'' (priest) at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib.

Sikh Girl Allegedly Kidnapped In Pakistan Returns To Family; 8 Arrested

The girl has been identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur.

Highlights

  • The 19-year-old was forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan
  • Police have arrested eight people in connection with the incident
  • Incident had drawn attention of Sikhs worldwide and sparked anger
Nankana Sahib, Pakistan:

A Sikh girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her parents, Nankana Sahib police said on Friday.

Police have arrested eight people in connection with the incident.

The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The incident came to light on Thursday after a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA, Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared a video of the girl's family alleging that the girl was kidnapped and forcefully converted.

The incident had drawn the attention of Sikhs worldwide and sparked anger in the community. The girl's father, identified as Bhagwan Singh, is a ''granthi'' (priest) at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib.

The matter had raised a furore in India with several political leaders across parties asking for action to be taken against the perpetrators.