According to Morning Star News, a 13-year-old Christian girl was abducted, forcefully married, and forcefully converted to Islam last month in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Despite evidence of the Christian girl’s minor status, a judge awarded custody of the girl to a 30-year-old Muslim man claiming to be her husband.
Nayab Gill, age 13, worked as a helper at a beauty salon owned by Saddam Hayat, a 30-year-old Muslim man. According to Shahid Gill, Nayab’s father, Hayat allowed Nayab to work at his salon while schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hayat promised to pay Nayab $64 per month. However, Hayat stopped paying Nayab after several months.
In court, Nayab, under duress, claimed she was 19, which was patently unbelievable. Plus, her parents presented official documents proving Nayab was born on October 16, 2007. In addition, she had bruises on her face, and her eyes were also red. But the judge ignored all the evidence and awarded custody of the 13-year-old Christian girl to the 30-year-old Muslim man.
As many as 1,000 Christian and Hindu women and girls are abducted, forcefully married, and forcefully converted to Islam every year in Pakistan.