New Law May Help With Forced Conversions of Pakistani Hindu Girls

VOICE OF AMERICA | on Mon, Mar 20, 12:04 PM

ISLAMABAD —  A new law designed to protect the marital rights of Pakistan’s minority Hindu community is also expected to help prevent what Hindu activists say are forced conversions to Islam of teenaged Hindu girls.The law makes it illegal for Hindus to marry before they turn 18. According to journalist and rights activist Jai Prakash Moorani, that takes away the incentive for forcefully converting underage girls.“If those who are forcing these girls to convert cannot marry them, then they wo...

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