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Converted Muslim sisters flee persecution in Pakistan

ICC Note:

“While the conversion of girls belonging to minority communities into Islam and their marriages with Muslim boys have been lauded in religious circles in Pakistan, two Muslim-turned-Christian girls and their husbands are on the run in Punjab province,” Rediff News reports.

4/25/2012 Pakistan (rediff news) – While the conversion of girls belonging to minority communities into Islam and their marriages with Muslim boys have been lauded in religious circles in Pakistan, two Muslim-turned-Christian girls and their husbands are on the run in Punjab province.

The conversion of two Muslims girls falls under the act of 'Murtad' and according to Islamic teaching the minimum punishment for such persons is lifetime imprisonment or simply the death penalty.

The conversion case took place in Narang Mandi Sheikhupura in Punjab province, where two Christian brothers -- Amin Masih and Qaisar Masih -- married Shehnaz and her sister Gulnaz respectively, after the sisters converted to Christianity.

The couple remained safe for more than two years, as they had not disclosed their previous religious background to neighbours. "But when it was disclosed that our wives were Muslim-turned-Christians, the local Muslims turned violent and asked us to return our wives to them," Amin Masih told rediff.com.

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