Child Trafficking Victims Forced To Convert To Islam
Indigenous children belonging to vulnerable Hindu-Christian families in Bangladesh are being forced into Islam via child trafficking rackets.
Police uncover a crime ring which lures Christian and Hindu children and then converts them to Islam and trafficks them.
At least 72 children were converted to Islam and trafficked over the last seven years by a Bangladeshi criminal ring that preyed on impoverished, indigenous Christian and Hindu children, according to the Dhaka Tribune.
An investigation found an extremist Muslim group was going door to door among indigenous communities in the eastern Bandarban district. The group enticed impoverished families to hand over their children, saying they would receive better education and food. However, once the ring was in possession of the children, they shipped them across the country to Dhaka and other places, converted them to Islam and placed them in madrasas. More