Hindu teen girl abducted in Pakistan
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A 14-year-old Hindu girl has been kidnapped from Pakistan's Sindh province, triggering concern among the minority community and reports of its apparent exodus.
Manisha Kumari was kidnapped from Jacobabad in Sindh, which has a sizeable Hindu population, on Tuesday, Pakistan Hindu Council chief Jethanand Doonger Mal Kohistani said Thursday.
"Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has taken notice of the matter and asked provincial Minority Affairs Minister Mohan Lal to visit Jacobabad to look into the issue," Kohistani said.
The kidnapping of the girl and abduction of 11 Hindu traders from Balochistan and Sindh over the past few months has added to the Hindus' concerns, Kohistani said.
Meanwhile, TV channels said 250 Hindus from Sindh and Balochistan had decided to migrate to India because of forced conversions, extortion and abduction. They were travelling on 30-day visas for a pilgrimage to Haridwar and Vaishno Devi but many were not expected to return
Taking notice of the reports, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the Hindus would be stopped from going to India untill a probe.
The Indian High Commission should explain why visas were issued to the 250 Hindus, Malik added.
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