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Pak Fails To Protect Religious Minorities From Forced Conversions: Parliamentary Committee

By NDTV

A parliamentary committee in Pakistan has said that the country has not fulfilled its responsibility to protect religious minorities from forced conversions, according to a media report on Tuesday.

The parliamentary committee on forced religious conversions headed by Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar recently visited parts of Sindh where forced conversions of young Hindu girls have been reported.

During a media interaction on Monday, Mr Kakar said that “the state has not fulfilled its responsibility to protect religious minorities from forced conversions”, The Dawn News reported.

He, however, noted that most of the cases of conversions “have some degree of willingness”.

Replying to a question, Mr Kakar said there are several definitions of forced conversion, and the subject was debated by the committee at length.

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