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Pakistani court revokes minor Hindu girl’s marriage

The girl’s father filed an FIR and claimed that the Muslim boy had abducted and married her forcibly

By PTI in Karachi
  • Published 20.02.20, 3:25 AM
  • Updated 20.02.20, 3:25 AM
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The judge directed Larkana’s senior police officials to take action against all those involved in conducting, facilitating and abetting the child marriage. (Shutterstock)

A Pakistani court has revoked the marriage of a minor Hindu girl who was converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man in Sindh province.

Mehak Kumari, a class IX student, was allegedly abducted from Jacobabad district on January 15 by Ali Raza Solangi who later married her.

Her father filed an FIR, claiming that Solangi had abducted and married her forcibly. He also said that her daughter was 15-years-old when she was abducted.

Additional session judge Ghulam Ali Kanasro ruled that Mehak, who took the name Aliza to marry Solangi, was underage. The couple, however, claimed that Mehak embraced Islam.