Christian teenager Huma Younus, who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage last year, is now pregnant and being confined to one room by her abuser.
Recently, Tabassum Yousaf, a lawyer representing Huma’s parents, informed them by phone that she was pregnant after being repeatedly raped by the man who abducted her.
“Asked by her father if she could leave her abductor’s house and return to her parents’ home, she told him that she is not allowed to leave the house and that her life has become still more difficult,” Yousaf was quoted as saying. “She is now imprisoned within the walls of one room.”
Younus was taken from her home in October 2019, at the age of 14, and later forcibly married to a radical Muslim man named Abdul Jabbar.
In February, the high court ruled the marriage was legal under sharia law. There has been a delay in the appeal due to the pandemic.
The marriage violates the Child Marriage Restraint Act, which forbids the marriage of girls aged 18 and younger. Although the law was passed in 2014, it has not yet been applied.
Sources: The Christian Post, Aid to the Church in Need
- Pray for Huma and her family who have been forced to endure this unbearable situation. Uphold Huma’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
- Ask the Lord to intervene and change the heart of her captor.
- Pray the authorities will do more to ensure justice and mercy for Huma and her family. Pray for the protection of vulnerable girls and women throughout Pakistan.
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