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Converted Sikh girl returns to family in Pakistan
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Converted Sikh girl returns to family in Pakistan

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The Sikh girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her parents.

Nankana Sahib Police have arrested eight people in connection with the incident. The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The incident had sparked furore among Sikhs worldwide. The girl's father is a priest at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib.

The incident came to light on Thursday after a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA, Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared a video of the girl's family alleging that the girl was kidnapped and forcefully converted.

The matter had raised widespread protest in India across political parties.