Nankana Sahib (Pakistan): Pakistan claims that the Sikh girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam has returned home to her parents. The family, however refutes claims and alleges that Pakistan is lying on the matter. This comes even as news reports surfaced that police have arrested as many as eight people.

The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. 

The incident came to light after a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA shared a video of the teenager’s family begging for help to bring her back. 

The incident had drawn the attention of Sikhs worldwide and sparked anger in the community. The matter had raised a furore in India with several political leaders across parties asking for action to be taken against the perpetrators.