AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE PROBLEMS OF HINDU NEWLY CONVERTED MUSLIMS OF SINDH (IN THE CONTEXT OF FORCED RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND FORCED MARRAIGES)

سندھ میں نو مسلم ہندؤوں کے مسا ئل کا تحقیقی جائزہ جبری تبدیلئ مذہب اور جبری شادی کے تناظر میں

Authors

  • Dr. Abdul Majid

Keywords:

Forced conversion, forced marriages, Hindu Girls.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the issue that is widely covered by media and at the same scale ignored by the public and that is the issue of young Hindu girls’ doing marriage with Muslims in different areas of Pakistan specially in Sindh.  

The issues regarding Islam and Muslims have become hot debate specially after 9/11.  Not only the coverage of such issues has increased in news but the style of framing these issues has changed as well. The issue of Hindu girls’ marriage with Muslim men in Sindh is not the new issue, however the kind of importance, attention and coverage it got after 9/11 is uncommon.

Until now media has projected it as matter of forced religious conversion and marriage and enthusiastic Muslims have been viewing the phenomenon from the other aspect. The common men are taking these marriages and later its impact and conversion to Islam as the attraction to eternal truth of Islam.

Due to both extreme stands and oversimplified view of media and understanding of public, the real issues and sub issues related to this phenomenon have gone into background.

This paper discussed and pondered the social, psychological, financial and political aspects of this issue.

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Published

2020-05-02