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Father of alleged bride denies marriage to JUIF MNA

Father of minor girl denies reports of marriage to JUIF MNA

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February 24th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; The father of the alleged 14-year-old bride of JUI-F MNA Maulana Salauddin Ayyubi denies reports that any such marriage took place in an affidavit to Chitral police

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

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In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.
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Rights Watch | 28th January 2021

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A junior doctor of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a woman. Khairpur police arrest 20 people for trying to marry a minor couple in Pir Goth, case registered under the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. Lahore High Court acquits two death row inmates, who had been languishing in prison for the past nine years, over insufficient evidence.
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Rights Watch | 24th December 2020

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A Lahore sessions court magistrate has summoned Meesha Shafi and seven others to appear in court for a January 18 hearing on the defamation suit filed against them by Ali Zafar. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep scrolling.
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Rights Watch | 18th December 2020

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Arzoo Raja case accused Syed Ali Azhar granted bail by sessions judge despite being booked for rape, a non-bailable offense....more HR news

Faisalabad sisters’ gang rape: main suspect arrested after VoicePk report

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November 23rd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; After the PTI govt took notice of voicepk.net’s report about the alleged rape of two sisters, Faislabad police have arrested the main accused Salman nominated in the case.

Forcibly converted minor girl sent back to abductor

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November 22nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; Faisalabad; Asif Masih, a resident of Faisalabad, claims that his 12-year-old daughter, Farah, was abducted, forcefully married, and converted to Islam. The court refused to take into account the age of the girl and sent her back with her husband/abductor.

بارہ سالہ مسیح لڑکی فرح شاہین مبینہ طور پر مذہب تبدیلی کا...

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فیصل آباد کے رہائشی آصف مسیح کا اپنی بارہ سالہ بیٹی کے اغوا کے بعد جبری مذہب تبدیلی اور زبردستی شادی کروانے کا دعوی. عدالت نے کم عمری کو نظر انداز کر کے شوہر کے ساتھ بھیج دیا : چھوٹے بہن بھائی ایک دفعہ ہر ماں کے پیار سے محروم

Medical report confirms Arzoo a minor

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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.
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Rights Watch | November 5th 2020

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-SHC orders action against a man for marrying an underage girl -Kohat student beaten over ‘blasphemous’ remarks -Medical board to ascertain Arzoo Raja's age