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Court allows Muslim convert to live with newly-wed husband

Court allows Muslim convert to live with newly-wed husband

A local family court in Mithi on Monday allowed a recently-converted Muslim girl to live with her husband.

The 19-year-old Hindu girl had converted to Islam at the hands of Pir Ayub Jan Sarhandi at a seminary in Samaro town of Umerkot district.

Following the court verdict, Ganga — who changed her name to Hajara — along with her husband Mohammad Qasim Hajam held a press conference at the Islamkot Press Club and demanded protection from her parents.

She told the media that she tied the knot with Qasim out of her own will, and also assured that she accepted Islam without any external pressure.

"I want to live a peaceful life with my husband," she told reporters.

Earlier, Hajara's father Jodo Meghwar had lodged an FIR at Islamkot police station, claiming that Qasim Hajam had abducted his daughter.

Subsequently, a police team, headed by ASI Sadiq Fakeer, had raided a place near Islamkot and recovered the couple.

The police produced the couple before the court and quashed the FIR following the court's verdict.

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