Pakistani Sikh family allege daughter abducted by Muslim man, police ‘reluctant’ to lodge complaint – Times of India

AMRITSAR: The family members of a Pakistani Sikh woman have accused the Pir Baba town police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK) of refusing to lodge a complaint pertaining to her “abduction” by a Muslim man.
The family of Deena Kaur (25) on Sunday alleged that they are not being allowed to meet their daughter, even as the police rescued her. Mother Asha said they came to know that the police found both Kaur and the Muslim man, Hesbullah, and that they were in the police station. “But they (police) are not allowing us to meet her.”
According to sources, Kaur, a teacher, allegedly eloped with Hesbullah but the local police in Buner district refused to lodge the family’s complaint of abduction, which triggered protests in a number of districts of KPK by Sikh, Hindu and Muslim community members alike, demanding to allow the family members to meet her.
Sant Singh, granthi of the local Gurdwara, alleged that the Buner district administration was behind the “abduction of Kaur who was forced to sign a ‘nikahnama’ and other documents”. “We will not tolerate the highhandedness of the Buner district administration. We appeal to the global Sikh community to support us and exert pressure on the Pakistani government to deliver justice.”
Meanwhile, in India, BJP Sikh leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has urged external affairs minister S Jaishanker to take up the issue of the alleged abduction and forced marriage of Kaur with his Pakistani counterpart and ask him to ensure her release.
Gurcharan Lal Gandhi, father of the woman, said that Kaur was engaged to one Munish Kumar and was about to get married. “I have three daughters and a son. My family is under immense strain and has been anxious since the abduction,” said Gandhi, a medical technician.
Ajay Soran Singh, Buner’s Pakistan Tehereek-e-Insaf party president, confirmed that the family claimed that the woman had been abducted by Hesbullaha, a daily wage earner, and that the police were not allowing them to meet her.

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