Report: Qazi Agan Shar
Ghotki (June 17, 2017) :Youth’s ear cut off on the directions of illegal jirga in Ghotki for not paying compensation money on time over performing love marriage.
Sources told that the panchayat declared two minor girls Vani to the cousin of the victim Ahmed, who tied knot with the girl of his choice a year ago. The jirga had also asked Ahmed to submit Rs1million, however, his one ear was chopped off by the locals for delaying to pay the money.On the request of the affectee, the police officers have registered initial report but no detention has been carried out so far. Victim’s brother Nazeer said that influential landlord Munir tortured and threatened them.
On the other hand, preparations are underway to Vani the girls but no step has been taken by the security personnel to stop this act.Jirgas, or tribal councils, are often called in Pakistan’s northwestern regions as a means of local conflict resolution, but their edicts have no legal standing under Pakistani law.
More than 500 men and women were killed in honor killings in Pakistan last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Many of those crimes are carried out by relatives who say the victims have brought shame on the family.
Few cases go to court, but among those that do, attackers are often forgiven under a clause of law rooted in the law. Legislation is currently pending at Pakistan s parliament to close the loophole, which many say encourages such attacks.