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Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, during pilgrimage to Pakistan with a Sikh jatha (pilgrims group) allegedly got married there after religious conversion.

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Garhshanker, April 19, 2018: A widow from Garhshanker, Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, during pilgrimage to Pakistan with a Sikh jatha (pilgrims group) allegedly got married there after religious conversion.

Her father-in-law Tarsem Singh said that his daughter-in-law Kiran Bala, who is a mother of three kids, had gone to pay obeisance at Nanakana Sahib on Vaisakhi as a member of the Sikh jatha.

He was informed by a mediaperson by phone on Wednesday that she had solemnised ‘nikah’ with a Pakistani national identified as Muhammad Azam Hanjarwal Multan Road, Lahore.

Tarsem Singh claimed that he had personally saw her off before the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) approved group of Sikh pilgrims entered Pakistan via Wagah border.

The jatha is set to return to India on April 20.

Tarsem Singh has urged the Prime Minister, Union Home Ministry, Punjab Chief Minister to help bring her back.

Changing her identity as Amna Bibi, she had reportedly applied for visa extension as she was not in a position to return to India citing threats to life. She also submitted a certificate about her conversion at Lahore on April 16, 2018 and marriage.

Bittu Purba

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