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Islamists angry at new law against forced conversions of Hindus in Pakistan

Islamists angry at new law against forced conversions of Hindus in Pakistan

Every year in Pakistan, hundreds of people – mostly Hindus – are forced to convert to Islam. To address this problem, the Sindh province recently passed a bill that criminalises forced religious conversions. But it’s been labelled “anti-Islam” by hardline Islamists, who want lawmakers to amend it. Our correspondents in Pakistan report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Aline Schmidt.

By Taha SIDDIQUI , Patrick LOVETT , Jasmin LAVOIE