Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan
(Sourced from PTI)
An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought an extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, said media reports. Kiran Bala, daughter of Manohar Lal from Punjab's Hoshiarpur, wrote to Pakistan Foreign Office that her visa should be extended as she married one Mohammad Azam, during a ceremony on April 16.
Kiran also reportedly changed her name to Amna Bibi which she used to sign the letter addressed to the foreign ministry, the report said. "Now in the given circumstances, the undersigned could not return back to India and the undersigned have received life threats of assassination, therefore, the undersigned intends to extend her visa," she wrote in the letter, published by the local media.
The Foreign Office or the Indian High Commission have not said anything about the letter. She arrived in Pakistan on April 12 with other Sikh pilgrims to attend the festival in Gurdwara Panja Sahib located in Hasan Abdal near Islamabad. Her visa will expire on April 21. The ongoing Baisakhi festival is the fresh subject of controversy between Pakistan and India.