Rights Watch | 19th December 2020

Lahore police on Friday arrested one Naveed for strangling his sister to death for honor just days before her wedding. Naveed said he had heard unsavory rumors of her ‘character’. For more stories on human rights issues, continue reading.

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Man murders sister for the honour

Lahore police on Friday, December 18, arrested one Naveed for murdering his sister for honour barely days before her wedding. The family knew of the crime but attempted to keep it under wraps in order to protect the suspect. Police, however, were able to trace Naveed within hours of the murder.

The suspect confessed to strangling his sister to death, stating that he had heard unsavoury rumours regarding her “character”. He has been remanded into police custody for two weeks while the body of the deceased has been shifted to a hospital for an autopsy.

GCU to probe harassment case

An assistant professor of the Government College University in Lahore has been suspended from duty after he was referred to the university’s anti-harassment committee following an internal probe into his conduct. The inquiry found that the teacher was harassing students during online classes – moreover, the university had received several complaints regarding the professor’s behaviour.

Protest slated for Shia missing persons

A Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Shia Missing Persons has declared it would stage a protest at the Quaid’s Mausoleum on December 26 for the immediate recovery of missing persons. During a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Friday, protestors stated that if any disappeared Shia is in State custody, then they should be brought before the court and tried for whatever crimes, if any, they stand accused of committing. They termed enforced abductions a brazen defilement of law and justice.