LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has appealed to Chief Justice of Pakistan to provide protection to two Hindu women who embraced Islam in Sindh to enable them to lead lives according to their free will.In a statement issued on Thursday, he condemned the hue and cry of nationalist parties and the secular lobby over the issue. He said the government and the state machinery were trying to please the Hindu and Zionist lobbies besides the secular elements in the country in this regard. The anti-Islam NGOs running on foreign funds were free to make poisonous propaganda against Islam in the Islamic Republic in a bid to pollute the youth minds, he added. Baloch said that Pakistan is the fortress of Islam where rights of minorities are secure. However, this did not mean that secularists and non-Muslims could be given a free hand to propagate against Islam, he said. He said that thousands of non-Muslims, especially women were embracing Islam all over the world, including India, Europe and the US but there was no fuss.

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