Punjab:The Christian family from Layyah staged a protest in front of Lahore Press club along with other Christian leaders and demanding justice from Punjab Government.
This latest case involves a sixteen year old gilr, Ms Samariya, from Chak 270 TDA, Layyah District. Ms.Samariya was abducted on her way to school 1st of January 2014. She was later forcibly married to a rich Muslim landlord.
The family filed a complaint at Layyah Police Station which was registered FIR No 14/14, under Section 365 B PPC.
Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill,a human rights Defender and Chief of LEAD, has appealed to Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take action and return Samariya to her parents. He is also calling for legal proceedings against her abductor.
"There are many similar examples of young Christian women and girls forcefully converted and married to Muslim landlords. These girls are the kept as slaves and often after a period of time, killed by burning," said Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill.
Mr Gill added (sic);
"One other incident took place on 29 January, 2014, when one Christian woman brick kiln worker, namely Ms.Salamatay Bibi 48 years age and her son, Mr.Arshad Masih alias Papu and his family, and two others, were “brutally beaten along with their families including women, and children” by local brick kiln owner and six “unknown” persons, and later were forcibly taken to his Brick Kiln“with the threat of weapons.”