Missing Indian Woman Pilgrim In Pak Converts To Islam, Remarries: Report

A woman from Punjab’s Hoshiarpur who had gone to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani national, her family has said.The woman, Kiran Bala, who left for Pakistan with a pilgrimage group on April 12, reportedly went missing on April 16. Some 1,700 Indian pilgrims had gone to Pakistan to visit Sikh shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi.

The husband of Ms Bala, 31, died in 2013; she has three children. She had been living with her in-laws at a village in Punjab’s Garhshankar sub-division, 90 kilometres from Chandigarh.
She crossed the border using her Indian passport with a Pakistani visa valid till April 21.

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