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A sessions court rejected an appeal filed by Syed Ali Azhar for the custody of his underage 'wife' Arzoo Raja. The Sindh High Court on November 9, 2020, held that Azhar had violated provisions of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and was expressly barred from meeting the 14-year-old. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Arzoo Raja case accused Syed Ali Azhar granted bail by sessions judge despite being booked for rape, a non-bailable offense....more HR news
Raja Masih, father of Arzoo Raja, withdraws plea from SHC for a review of the court's November 23 verdict in order to approach a family court for her custody. Arzoo, who was proven a minor, had twice refused to return to her parents, following which the court had directed she be sent to a shelter home rather than to her "husband".
November 9th, 2020; Bureau report; LAHORE; A medical board has told the Sindh High Court in Karachi that Arzoo Raja, a Christian girl forcefully converted and married to a Muslim man, is between the age of 14 and 15 years.