KARACHI (PPI) - Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Muhammad Hussain Mehanti here Wednesday expressed his grave concern on sending of Faryal Bibi and Dr Hafza, who have recently embraced Islam to Darul Aman on pressure of Hindu community.

Mehanti said that both the women, Faryal Bibi and Dr Hafza had converted to Islam on their free will and they wanted to live with their Muslim husbands. He regretted some vested interests have started exploiting their conversion to Islam by translating their choice as religious confrontation. He said in this regard, a targeted misleading propaganda of these vested interests was in full swing.

The JI leader said that Islam does not force anyone to accept Islam but anyone could embrace Islam on their free choice and whoever chooses to do so is a declared as Muslim. The newly converted women before the media have already made it clear that they accepted Islam on their free will, without any external pressure. However, a particular community is making all efforts to create an impression of their forceful conversion to Islam, he added.

The decision of keeping the newly converted Muslim women in Darul Aman is contrary to basic principles of human rights. It is also blatant violation to the code of ethics and Islamic Sharia, he said.

Mehanti said that Faryal Bibi and Dr Hafza have chosen to be Muslim but they are being compelled to revert to Hinduism so to become ‘Murtad’. No such attempt would be allowed and tolerated, he warned.

He appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take notice of the decision of lower court for keeping Faryal and Dr Hafza in Darul Aman and do the justice.

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He directed that the latest information regarding the ongoing investigation into attack on van of private TV channel and cutting of cable wires from different localities be sent to him as soon as possible. He said that the security for journalists must be strengthened while their vehicles must also be given additional protection.

He directed that action must be taken against criminals and anti-social elements indiscriminately so that lives and property of the people can be secured.