Jirga Judgement on Minors

Women Action Forum (WAF) has condemned a recent jirga judgment where three minor girls – Tasleema (5), Aneela (3) and Shaneela (2) – from Noshehroferoze (Sindh) were to be handed over as compensation to resolve an alleged ‘honour’ case. The children are in hiding with their family since.

Another jirga held in June on the Balochistan-Sindh border gave a verdict against 15 minor girls (one only four days old), permitting for them to be given away as compensation to end an age-old dispute between two rival tribes.

Despite the fact that the high courts and the Supreme Court have declared jirgas illegal and their judgments invalid, in both cases no police or judicial action has been taken against the jirga members or the perpetrators, the WAF noted.
www.dawn.com

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