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Solidarity with Mukhtar Mai at 4PM today at Karachi Press Club

In wake of the Mukhtar Mai verdict, citizens in collaboration with War Against Rape (WAR), Aurat Foundation (AF), Womens Action Forum (WAF) and other like-minded organizations are holding a press conference on Tuesday April 26th, at the Karachi Press Club at 5pm. Members from the legal fraternity, women’s groups, human rights activists and citizens are coming together to express their solidarity with Mukhtar Mai and discuss the verdict, its repercussions, weaknesses in law and procedures dealing with rape, the disintegration of the criminal justice system and the role of state and non-state actors in furthering it. Please attend.

Date: Tuesday 26th April, 2011
Time: 4 PM
Location: Karachi Press Club

Speakers:

  • Iqbal Haider, Advocate Supreme Court and former Sentaor
  • Anwar Mansoor, President Sindh High Court Bar and former Attorney General, Pakistan
  • Akmal Wasim, Associate Professor of Law, Hamdard School of Law, and former criminal lawyer
  • Sarah Zaman, Director, War Against Rape (WAR)
  • Nuzhat Kidvai– Womens Action Forum (WAF)

11 Comments

  • Shahzad |

    THERE IS A CHANCE…. it was all drama… she was never raped ??? then what

    • amir |

      You are living in Pakistan man. She was most likely raped. Don't close your eyes to the reality of Pakistan which almost every pakistani likes to do and live in their own world.

  • readinglord |

    I to agree with

    Shahzad. It is indeed only

    a metend dia-cum-NGO fraud of the

    century. Just read the

    detail judgments of the

    superior courts. The victim

    in this drama, if any, were

    the Mastoies, over dozen of

    whom remained jailed for

    over nine years for

    no crime because of this

    fraudulent drama.

    One shudders at the callous

    -ness both of the judicial

    system and so called women

    rights activists.

  • readinglord |

    I tend to agree with

    Shahzad. It is indeed only

    a media-cum-NGO fraud of the

    century. Just read the

    detail judgments of the

    superior courts. The victim

    in this drama, if any, were

    the Mastoies, over dozen of

    whom remained jailed for

    over nine years for

    no crime because of this

    fraudulent drama.

    One shudders at the callous

    -ness both of the judicial

    system and so called women

    rights activists.

  • Tipu |

    Plz bury this issue now . There are also other issues than Mukhtaran Mai in Pakistan.

    • readinglord |

      Yih to Kali Mai ki pooja

      he Tipu mian yih kahaan band hone ki.

  • amir |

    @reading lord

    Just say it man. This happened in America not in Pakistan. you idiot.

  • readinglord |

    This shows only your personal culture idiot. It recalls to me a story I had read in newspaper.

    Some dacoits visited the kotha of a pros. They called for money and gold but on being told by the pros that all her valuables are in the bank they asked her to get in. They enjoyed fully whatever ‘valuable’ she had got with her body and went away. Her pimp, like you, who was probably keeping an eye on the entire affair, came in in good time to enquire about the outcome from his baaji. On being told by her that she was maltreated by the visitors, he took out his pistol to pursue the dacoits but after taking a few steps turned back to baaji and said,”Do you want me to kill them or recover the amount due from them?” The pros, your baaji, said,” What is done is done dear. Try now to recover as much amount due from them as you can?”

    So pimps, like you, are perhaps not satisfied even after judgment of the highest court of Pakistan and would keep on pursuing the alleged rapists till the cash, especially in dollars, keep flowing in.

  • amir |

    @reading Lord

    Stop telling the stories of your household to the world. By the way which newspaper do you write for?