Imran Khan admits Hindu girls being forcefully converted to Islam in Pakistan

This is the first time that any politician has commented on the issue of forceful conversions in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has admitted that forced conversions of young non-Muslim girls are carried out in the country.

While addressing a minority convention, the cricketer-turned-politician condemned the forced conversions of Hindu girls to Islam in Sindh, reports Dawn.

“There is an ayat (verse) in the Holy Quran [that] there is no coercion in Islam. This is Allah’s commandment. Whoever forcefully converts a non-Muslim is disobeying Allah,” he was quoted as saying.

This is the first time that any politician has commented on the issue of forceful conversions in Pakistan.

Though there have been several reports of forced conversions, especially of minority Hindu girls, the governments and politicians in Pakistan have remained silent on the practice so far and have done little to address the issue.