Pakistan

Thousands of Girls in Pakistan Were "Converted" to Islam Through Rape and Torture

Claims study from the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child

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Nearly 2,000 women and girls from various minority sects were forcibly converted to Islam through rape, torture and kidnappings, and 161 people were charged with blasphemy in 2011, according to a report.

The reports by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) revealed that minorities made up to three to four percent of the country's population, but remain sidelined in state policies.