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9-year-old girl awarded as ‘compensation’ in rape case (SIC)

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  1. karan.1970

    karan.1970 BANNED

    Jan 3, 2010
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    9-year-old girl awarded as

    LAHORE: Police in Pakistan have arrested five men after a village council ordered a father to hand over his nine-year-old daughter as compensation in a rape case, officers said Friday.

    A group of elders in the remote rural area of Bahalak in Punjab province made the ruling to settle a year-long dispute between a farm worker and an influential local landowner, local police station chief Mohammad Khalid told AFP.

    The worker, Arshad, who goes by one name, was accused of involvement in the abduction and rape of landowner Ali Sher’s daughter, Khalid said.

    “The jury on Sunday decreed that Arshad would marry (off) his daughter Sidra to Ali Sher’s 22-year old son Maqsood,” he explained.

    “Arshad agreed verbally but Sidra, who is too young, remains with her family,” he said.
    The marriage was not formally solemnised but the village council made Arshad agree to pay Sher Rs40,000 – a vast sum for a farm labourer in Pakistan – if he did not honour the ruling.
    Khalid said Arshad and four council members had been arrested.

    The practice of “vani”, giving daughters as compensation to end vendettas, is illegal and punishable by up to seven years in jail.

    Pakistan is a deeply conservative country and women, especially in poor rural areas, enjoy few rights and little protection from the police.

    Last week a couple in Pakistan-administered Kashmir killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid for supposedly shaming the family by looking at two boys.
  2. valkyr_96

    valkyr_96 FULL MEMBER

    Apr 19, 2010
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    arrests have been made hope the punishment is carried out hope the rapist is also sent to prison