New Delhi: At least 60 Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam in the Malti area of Sindh province in Pakistan.
The converts, including 23 women, all belong to the Bheel community and have been working on the agricultural lands of the former Malti municipal committee chairperson Abdul Rauf Nizamani.
The Hindus were made to recite the Kalimas (Islamic oath of allegiance) in the presence of the municipal chairperson.
Municipal chairperson Abdul Rauf Nizamani invited them to do so in exchange for protection and economic support.
In a Facebook post, he said, “Alhamdullilah aj meri nigrani me 60 log musalman hui hain inke liye dua karen (Today, 60 people accepted Islam under my watch. Please pray for them.”
A video shared by Nizami shows an Islamic cleric making the group of Hindus recite Kalima and ensuring their full-fledged conversion.
In another video, the cleric is seen claiming that it was their recitation of the first-ever Namaz. “The only aim in the life of a Muslim person is to make Allah happy. Then, the purpose of his life will be fulfilled. Only the lives of those, approved by Allah, move forward,” the cleric said to the new converts.
This is not the first incidence of forceful conversion that is being reported from Pakistan’s Sindh.
In March, a 13-year-old Hindu girl Kavita Oad from Kandhkot area in Sindh was abducted and then forcibly converted to Islam.