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The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), along with the Hindu community and civil society organizations held a protest against the June 28 abduction of an eight-year-old son of a Hindu trader and non-cooperation of police in registering a case.
The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed Dua Zehra to choose whom she would like to go with, and ruled that the case did not warrant kidnapping charges. However, her father alleges she wanted to record another statement and return home.
Recording her statement before the SHC, Dua Zehra refused to return with her parents, prompting the court to order an ossification test to determine her age.
Another missing minor girl turned up "married" to her abductor in Mansehra, with her nikahnama recording her age as 18. However, unlike in Dua Zehra's case, the court ordered a medical examination to determine her real age.
While hearing a case of abduction and marriage of a 16-year-old girl, Sawira Javed, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Babar Sattar, declared that marriage of under 18 girls is illegal under any circumstances.
A 10-year-old boy was killed after being raped by unknown suspects in Nasirabad, Balochistan. An autopsy found torture marks on the victim's neck and chest. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
The Federal Shariat Court has declared the custom of swara un-Islamic, observing that it violates a number of basic rights of women and girls.
Gulzar Masih was devastated when the courts awarded his daughter's custody to her Muslim "husband", disregarding the fact she was 13 years old.
Princy, a 14-year-old Christian girl from Haripur was allegedly abducted, forcibly converted, and married off to a local Muslim boy
Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced conversion and marriage
A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.