Rinkle Kumari, Dr Lata and Asha Kumari choose to live with husbands

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ISLAMABAD: The three Hindu women who converted to Islam have decided to live with their husbands. 

Faryal Bibi (Rinkle Kumari)

The decision was announced at the Registrar Office of the Supreme Court.

Express News reported that the parents had said the decision was not taken in an open court

Earlier the Supreme Court had allowed Faryal (Rinkle Kumari), Haleema (Asha Kumari) and Hafsa (Dr Lata) to decide their own fate and let the court know where they wanted to live.

A three member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Pervez was hearing an application moved by Pakistan Hindu Council.

During proceedings, the bench also directed the police to provide adequate security to these females.

The court had earlier sent Faryal and Hafsa to a shelter home called ‘Panah’ in order to give them time to decide their future without any pressure.

The bench was hearing a constitutional petition moved by the Pakistan Hindu Council.

Dr Ramesh Kumar, patron-in-chief Pakistan Hindu Council, had moved the petition asking for the recovery of three females belonging to the Hindu community, including Rinkle daughter of Nandlal (Mirpur Mathello), Dr Lata daughter of Dr Ramesh (Jacobabad) and Asha (Larkana).

Faryal had earlier maintained that she was neither kidnapped, nor converted or married forcibly. She said she converted to Islam and married of her free will, and that nobody pressurised her into doing so. However, her family has alleged that she was abducted and forced to convert and marry.

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