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Christian family claims Pakistani police fail to recover their abducted daughter

According to Asia News, police in Faisalabad, Pakistan have failed to recover a teenage Christian girl who was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to her abductor in July.


On the 22nd of July, fifteen-years-old Saneha Kinza was abducted by a Muslim man named Saeed Amanat in Faisalabad. According to Saneha’s family, Amanat forcefully married Saneha and forcefully converted her to Islam after the abduction.

One week later, Saneha’s family filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Jhang Bazar Faisalabad Police Station against Amanat. Unfortunately, authorities in Faisalabad have taken little action on behalf of the Christian family.

According to a 2014 study by The Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan, an estimated one thousand women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian communities are abducted, forcefully married to their captors, and forcibly converted to Islam every year.

The issue of religion is also often injected into cases of sexual assault to place victims from religious minority communities at a disadvantage. Playing upon religious biases, perpetrators know they can cover up and justify their crimes by introducing an element of religion.



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