• Friday, May 20, 2022

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Pakistan police arrest village council for ordering rape

Mukhtar Mai is another victim of rape due to the controversial decisions of village council.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Fourteen members of a Pakistani village council have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother, police said Wednesday (26). The incident occurred earlier this month in the neighbourhood of Raja Ram in Muzaffarabad, a suburb of the central city of Multan, investigators said. “A jirga (village council) had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old,” said Allah Baksh, a local police official. He said the village council was approached by a man who complained that his 12-year-old sister had…

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