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Pakistan: 40-year-old man charged with raping, forcibly converting teenage Christian girl in Karachi

The minor's family filed a case against Azhar and his family for kidnapping their daughter and her forcible conversion.

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Karachi Updated on: December 10, 2020 8:57 IST
Pakistan: 40-year-old man charged with raping, forcibly converting teenage Christian girl in Karachi
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Pakistan: 40-year-old man charged with raping, forcibly converting teenage Christian girl in Karachi

A forty-year-old man was charged with raping a minor girl in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi on Wednesday.Syed Ali Azhar  forcibly converted a 13-year-old girl, then of Christian faith, to Islam and married her in October, a judicial magistrate in the city's court (south) was told.

The minor's family filed a case against Azhar and his family for kidnapping their daughter and her forcible conversion.

The magistrate ordered registration of rape charge against Azhar and a case against cleric Qazi Mufti Ahmed Jaan Raheemi, who allegedly performed the Nikah ceremony.

In his 20-page order, the judge noted Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 3 of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013 were applicable against Azhar.

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