LHC allows Sikh parents to meet daughter who embraced Islam
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The Lahore High Court single bench comprising Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry ordered Superintendent Darul Aman Lahore to allow a meeting of Muslim-convert Sikh girl Ayesha with her parents on Eid, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Tuesday.
The case of Jagjit Kaur now Ayesha was surfaced last year on August 28 when Sikh community levelled allegations against a Muslim man, Muhammad Hassan, claiming that he and his accomplices have abducted Jagjit Kaur.
Ayesha’s father Manmohan Singh prayed to the court through a lawyer that he was not allowed to meet his daughter to which Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry gave orders for setting the meeting of both.
The court heard the petitions of the Ayesha and her husband Hassan. Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry adjourned the hearing of the case till August 12.
A heavy contingent of police brought Ayesha to the court in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) vehicle from Darul Aman. Girl’s parents informed the court through the lawyer that they did not receive the notice for case hearing well in time and that was why they could not reach the court.
The court has already sought record of meetings with Ayesha from Darul Aman Superintendent. Her husband Muhammad Hassan informed the court that despite patch-up, Sikh community has been threatening the couple during their meetings with the Ayesha in Darul-Aman Lahore.
He pleaded the court to allow Ayesha to come with him.
The TV channel reported that Ayesha informed the court that she is an adult and she had converted to Islam on her own will and she is mature enough to go with her husband.
Last year, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar made the announcement that Sikh girl from Nankana Sahib, who was allegedly abducted and forced to convert to Islam, returned to her family after negotiations between a high-level government delegation and a committee of the Sikh community.