Hope Restored: Court Decision Unites Christian Girl with Family Amidst Forced Marriage Challenges in Pakistan

Farrukh Saif

December 16, 2020

A Pakistani Christian girl who was abducted and forced to marry her Muslim abductor has been reunited with her family after six months.

Farah Shaheen, 12, was rescued by police on December 5th after being found in a locked room with injuries to her hands and feet. Local representative said Farah had been tortured by her captors and was often locked in a room. while talking to the Christian media Farah Shaheen added, “she is very happy to be back with his family.

Farah was forced to convert to Islam and marry 45-year-old Muslim kidnapper Khizar Hayat just three days later.

Farah’s parents filed a petition in court for the recovery of their minor daughter. Later on she was recovered after a Punjab court ordered her to be kept in a safe house before returning to his family. Furthermore Court constituted a medical board to determine the age of the girl.

While presenting its report on December 13, 2020, the Punjab Medical Board said that Farah Shaheen is 18 years old.

However, a certificate from Pakistan’s National database proves her to be 13 years old. In addition, Farah’s parents were married 15 years ago, according to a church marriage certificate.

This is not the first time the court and government have covered the abduction and rape of underage Christian girls. Its a dead end for peaceful groups living in Pakistan.
About 100s of Christian and Hindu girls are abducted by Muslims every year, and yet the government fails to protect its citizens.

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Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.


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