UMERKOT: The police of Ghulam Nabi Shah town, Umerkot district, recovered two women on Thursday on the orders of the Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit.
The bench had passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the girls’ mother about wrongful confinement of her daughters, aged 20 and 10, by a landlord.
Shama Marri, widow of Rustam Marri and a resident of Gulshan Colony in Mirpurkhas, stated in the petition that four years ago the family worked as peasants of landlord Mir Mohammad Shar, aka Miroo Shah, near Ghulam Nabi Shah. She said she stopped working for the landlord three years ago but he did not let 20-year-old Farzana and 10-year-old Priya go and forcibly married them to his sons, 25-year-old Ramzan and 16-year-old Abdullah, respectively.
After two failed attempts, the Ghulam Nabi Shah police managed to recover the girls from the house of Miroo Shah on Thursday and were produced in court on Friday.
The elder daughter had two children and was allowed to live with her husband while the younger one was given in custody of her mother.
However, Ghulam Nabi Shah SHO told Dawn that he had come to know that the girls’ relatives had sold them for Rs50,000 each to Miroo Shah who had married them to his sons.