The Sikh girl who went missing three days ago from Kartarpur in Pakistan has been traced and sent back to India, revealed Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder S Sirsa in a video clip on Tuesday, December 3.
Sirsa had taken to Twitter to share a video message, giving details of the incident and cautioning visitors to Kartarpur in Pakistan about honeytrap.
Thanking Almighty that Manjit Kaur of Haryana was sent back to India otherwise her fate would have been same as other Sikh or Hindu girls in Pakistan who are forced to convert to Islam
I want to caution visitors of Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pak; pls be aware about this honeytrap 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/pgo5QLDkzN
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) December 3, 2019
Revealing that the girl, Manjit Kaur, “was in touch with a man from Pakistan through social media, who lured her to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib via Kartarpur Corridor and meet him”, Sirsa noted that many incidents of girls being trapped this way had occurred.
With his video message on Twitter, he also wrote, “Thanking Almighty that the girl from Haryana was sent back to India otherwise her fate would have been same as other Sikh or Hindu girls in Pakistan who are forced to convert to Islam.”
“I want to caution visitors of Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pak; pls be aware about this honeytrap”, he added.
Manjit Kaur, who belonged to Rohtak, Haryana, had gone missing after she went to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur in Pakistan with a religious jatha. The police in Pakistan had arrested four men from Lahore and Faisalabad cities in connection with the matter.
The terrorist state of Pakistan which remains a dangerous place for minorities has witnessed numerous cases of kidnappings and forced conversions of Hindu and Sikh girls recently.
In September this year, Sirsa had released a video on Twitter through, which he confirmed that Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forcefully converted to Islam, returned to her family.
The 19-year-old Kaur was forcibly converted to Islam and made to marry a Muslim man. The daughter of a ‘granthi’ (priest) at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib was allegedly converted on gunpoint. Reportedly, the Pakistan man, who forcibly converted and married Sikh girl is affiliated to 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s proscribed terror outfit Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD).
Pakistan is notoriously known for its persecution of not only religious minorities but also ethnic minorities within their own country. The forceful conversion programs have often been unleashed against the minorities especially Christians, Sikhs and Hindus living in Pakistan with utmost brutality. There have been many such cases reported in the recent past.
Recently, a report released by the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) threw light on the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan. The report claims that around 1000 girls from religious minorities are forcibly converted to Islam every year. The numbers might be higher as many cases are not even reported.