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Mukhtaran Mai case: SC upholds LHC verdict

21 April, 2011

Mukhtaran Mai case: SC upholds LHC verdict
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday upholding the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in Mukhtaran Mai gang-rape case acquitted five of six accused and dismissed the petitions, our sources reported.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan announced the verdict. Other members of the bench included Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Saqib Nisar.

Meanwhile, Mukhtaran Mai talking to our sources expressed deep sorrow over the SC verdict and said that she would consult her counsel about filing the review appeal.

On 22 June, 2002 Mukhtaran Mai (30), resident of Meerwala village was gang raped on the orders of a village council in the name of honour in Tehsil Jatoi of Muzafargarh district.

It was reported that the influential local Mastoi tribe had convened the jirga to seek punishment for Mai`s 12-year-old brother.

Initially, fourteen accused were nominated in the case, out of which eight were acquitted while remaining six were given death sentences by the trail court.

Later, the LHC had acquitted five of them and converted the death sentence of one accused with life term after which the SC took suo moto notice while victim Mukhtaran Mai and accused Abdul Khaliq also filed petitions in the apex court.

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Reader Comments:

just remember the life of same mukhtaran mai after rape case.she was travelling to all parts of the world as world queen and was enjoying special status everywhere. why she was not taking care of her case in the court in those days? now she is registering his case in the court of ALLAH.y she did nor remember Allah at that time when she was enjoying world tour.

muneeb, Pakistan - 21 April, 2011

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