The Regional Manager of the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) Akhtar Hussain Baloch said influential waderas (feudal lords) of village Habib Chouhan, Obavro (District Ghotki) forced an innocent girl to walk naked in the area. After the heinous act she was raped by two persons on the Waderas orders and there was hardly a protest due to fear of the feudal lords, he said.
According to Mr Baloch, the police registered an FIR and arrested six of the eleven persons named, but had not yet arrested the main perpetrators who masterminded the whole atrocity. “There is a need for the judicial institutions and courts to tackle such evil practices on priority and punish those involved so that such atrocities are discouraged,” he said.
He said the police’s tendency to be involved directly or indirectly with the criminals in such heinous crimes should also be investigated.According to him, the jirga which is taken as the alternative judicial system in Sindh, plays a big role in nullifying the law and the state judiciary. Jirga system offers impunity to the influential and powerful and is the major factor for the poor suffering and remaining at the mercy of the feudal lords.He called upon the Chief Justice of the High Court of Sindh to intervene into the matter and a first class lady magistrate be appointed to investigate the incident.