SC allows Rinkle, Dr Lata to decide their future themselves

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 3:00:25 by

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has given three Hindu girls – who were allegedly forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslims – the right to decide their future themselves, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The girls, Faryal (Rinkle Kumari), Hafsa Bibi (Dr Lata) and Haleema Bibi (Asha Kumari), were allowed to decide whether they want to live with their husbands or their family.

The three-member bench, comprising Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez, ordered the police to provide adequate security to the girls and said that in case of any harm faced by the girls, the police officials will be blamed for negligence. The court added that the girls were old enough to make the right decisions themselves.

The girls are being taken to the Registrar Office where they will announce their decision.

The court had earlier sent Faryal and Hafsa to a shelter home called ‘Panah’ in order to give them time to decide their future without any pressure.

The bench was hearing a constitutional petition moved by the Pakistan Hindu Council.

Dr Ramesh Kumar, patron-in-chief Pakistan Hindu Council, had moved the petition asking for recovery of three females belonging to the Hindu community, including Rinkle daughter of Nandlal (Mirpur Mathello), Dr Lata daughter of Dr Ramesh (Jacobabad) and Asha (Larkana).

Faryal has maintained that she was neither kidnapped, nor converted or married forcibly. She said she converted to Islam and married of her free will, and that nobody pressurised her into doing so. However, her family has alleged that she was abducted and forced to convert and marry.

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