Gov’t to prevent child marriages of Hindu girls

KARACHI: Pakistan Hindu Council, during its meeting of Managing Committee, has urged the government to devise a solid strategy in order to tackle the unwanted incidents of forced conversions and child marriages of Hindu girls on urgent basis.
According to a press release issued on Sunday, the meeting was attended by Patron-in-chief Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, President Gopal Khamuani, VP Raja Bhawan Lohan, General Secretary Parshotam Ramani, Joint Secretary Paman Lal Rathi and others.
The meeting was held in the context that an important bill related to forced conversions, moved by Patron-in-chief Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, is scheduled to be presented before the National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday (February 3, 2020).
On the occasion, the recently-launched report by the US on religious freedom in Pakistan, and other issued related to the FATF and protection of minorities’ rights were also discussed. In this regard, Dr Ramesh Kumar, who is also a prominent Hindu parliamentarian, briefed the members of managing committee regarding his efforts to raise the voice of vulnerable Hindu community at every platform available.
Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani informed that he has also written detailed letters to the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice and the Army Chief to present recommendations in order to criminalize forced conversions.-Agencies