Child brides are kidnapped, converted in Pakistan

04/23/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Human rights activists in Pakistan say that as many as 25 teenage Hindu girls are being kidnapped each month by young Muslim men who make them convert to Islam and become married. The girls, who are generally from northern Sindh province, reportedly convert under threat to themselves and their families, and the wedding is often attended by men armed with rifles.

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