Choose to embrace Islam, says Kalash girl

CHITRAL: Another girl from Kalash community has converted to Islam on her own choice.

According to DPO Chitral, a student of 9th class Reena Bibi daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Kalash, a resident of Aneesh, Bumborat Kalash valley converted to Islam.

Some local media persons from Kalash community had reported that the girl was forcibly converted by Muslims.

Reena speaking at a press conference denied her forcible conversion to Islam and said that she was very much impressed by Islam. So, she said, she converted to Islam on her own choice without pressure of any Muslim group or individual.

She also recorded her statement before Judicial Magistrate Fazal Wadood Jan under Section 164 that she embraced Islam on her own choice.

Responding to a question she said that she embraced Islam because it is a religion of peace and love and she denied propaganda against Muslim community.

During the press conference her father, uncle and aunt, and elites of Muslim community and Kalash community were also present.

Both the Muslim and Kalash communities welcomed her conversion to Islam. Reena has appealed to both the communities to maintain peaceful environment in the valley. -APP