A 10 year old Christian girl named Aney Tariq was kidnapped on 4th September while on the way to school in Gujranwala in North East Pakistan. The same day her kidnapper, Haider Butt claimed that of her own will she had converted to Islam and married him. The police are doing nothing about it.
Wilson Chowdhry of the BPCA said :
"Once again we have an implausible claim that a 10 year old girl freely agrees to convert and marry an assailant, in an obvious cover up of the serious crime of kidnapping and presumed rape. It always seems to be the young and vulnerable who suddenly 'of their own free will' convert to Islam and marry their kidnappers / rapists? Moreover these pernicious rapists try and cover their crime with a cloak of piety."
Pakistani law states 18 is the legal age for marriage, while many Islamic laws state the age is 16. However many extreme sects of Islam claim that a girl can be married when she first menstruates. According to her family, even under this paedophile's charter, the marriage was illegitimate as Aney had not started her periods.
The rate of kidnap and rape of Christian girls and women in Pakistan - and this does not include victims of other minorities - is thought to be at least 2 a day, and most of these cases involve claims that the victims freely converted to Islam and then married (one of) their rapists.