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Pakistani girl saved from alleged religious conversion, forced marriage

Added 11-03-20 02:18:03pm EST - “A 13-year-old Pakistani girl has been rescued after being abducted and forced to convert from Christianity to marry a 44-year-old Muslim man, according to a report. The teen's parents said she was ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Pakistani girl saved from alleged religious conversion, forced marriage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A 13-year-old Pakistani girl has been rescued after being abducted and forced to convert from Christianity to marry a 44-year-old Muslim man, according to a report.

The teen’s parents said she was abducted on Oct. 13 in Karachi by Ali Azhar, who allegedly got her converted to Islam and married her, the BBC reported.

The courts failed to take action initially because they accepted the girl’s claims that she was 18 and had gotten hitched of her own free will, according to the news outlet.

The girl’s father was informed that Ali had produced a marriage certificate stating that she was an adult and had converted to Islam – but the family claimed the document was fake.

On Oct. 27, the Sindh High Court granted custody to the alleged abductor, who also received protection from the girl’s family.

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