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Pakistani Christian girl kidnapped, forcedly converted and married to Muslim man
ICC Note:
Rebecca Masih, a 22-year-old Christian nurse, was abducted on her way to work before being forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man on October 2, the Pakistan Christian Post reports. Rebecca is only one among hundreds of Christian women and girls in Pakistan that have been abducted, forced to convert to Islam, and forced into marriage over the past several years.
Kidnappings are often accompanied by acts of extreme violence, including rape, beatings, and other forms of physical and mental abuse.
By Abbas Kassar
10/10/2012 Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post)- A Christian girl Rebecca 22, resident of Mariam colony Sukkur was kidnapped by armed men of Mian Aslam son of Mian Mithoo Member of Parliament of Pakistan (National Assembly) while on her way for duty of nursing on October 02, 2012 and made captive in Bharchoondi the Haveli of Mian Mithoo the politically influenced Pir of the area and after forcibly converted to Islam was married to one Manzar Dahar a disciple of Pir Mian Mithoo.
When the parents of converted girl came to know about her kidnapping and forced conversion, they were threatened by Mian Aslam the son and main kidnapper of Rebecca to keep silence otherwise face more dangerous consequences. It may be recalled that ruling Pakistan People’s Party MNA Mian Mithoo is notorious in kidnapping non-Muslim girls and after keeping them in his Haveli (fort) married them to his disciples or servants.
Hindu girl Rinkel Kumari was also kidnapped by Mian Mithoo and then married to his follower. The Chief Justice Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Chowdhry also did not rescue the Hindu girl Rinkel and handed her to her kidnappers. He seemed helpless in matters of violence against non-Muslims in Pakistan.
The parents of Rebecca had held protest demonstration in front of press club Sukkur and tried to lodge report but police refused to file the case.
Rebecca daughter of Yunus Masih was working as nurse in a welfare hospital Sukkur and was kidnapped when on her way to hospital at noon on October 2, 2012. After marrying her with a Muslim man she was renamed as Kalsoom.

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