Hard to believe, but facts prove that some sections of Pakistani society are going insane in their pursuit of “one religion syndrome”. The word “force” logically does not fit in any lingo related to any religion where all preach humanity, freedom and respect for each other. But some orthodox forces seem capable of changing this rhetoric and tradition while kidnapping people and forcing them to convert to Islam. If we want Islam to become the most dominant religion and rule the world even then this approach is irrational and unaccepted.
Through such gestures, we will further push people away from us rather bringing them closer. Unfortunately, it hurts a religion the most where such forces voluntarily represent it and mostly in a bad way. Same is happening to Islam which is at the mercy of these orthodox who have even exploited law to hide behind its shield. The victim families when approach police often face disappointment and threats and no justice in the end. Same happened in the story pasted below, but the question is how far we can go in expressing our helpless attitude in front of every injustice. Let’s start raising our voices for things which are just. Let’s defeat these religious fanatics. Let’s join hands in making this country for Pakistanis not for Muslims, Hindus, Christians or Sikhs.
Below is the story:
Karachi, Pakistan (CHAKRA) —In the town of Lyari in Pakistan, a 13-year-old Dalit girl, Poonam, has been abducted and forcibly converted to Islam.
According to Poonam’s uncle Bhanwroo she went missing last Wednesday and was not seen until neighbours spotted her at a Madrassa in the town and informed her parents.
When her parents went to the Madrassa to bring her back, they said that she seemed very scared and was under the influence of the imams there. She reportedly stated that they would not let her go and that she was ready to live at the Madrassa as a Muslim.
When the family turned to police for help, they immediately refused and stated it was not a big enough case to be officially registered. Poonam’s parents were told by the police that there was no point in lodging a complaint or report because as soon as the court proceedings would take place the report would become null and be cancelled.
Poonam’s parents are left hopeless and have no where or means to turn to by which they can get their beloved daughter back. And their crime for such a punishment was nothing.