SHC directs police to recover Arzoo within 3 days

12:06 PM | 2 Nov, 2020
SHC directs police to recover Arzoo within 3 days
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KARACHI – The Sindh High Court today (Monday) has ordered the authorities to recover allegedly converted Christian girl Arzoo and send her to a shelter home.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari confirmed the development. Taking it to social site Twitter she said, she further said, “Next hearing fixed for Thursday morning. My lawyer has informed the court that an intervener will be filed on my behalf.”

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahhab also confirmed the development in a tweet on Monday.

“On the Arzoo case, today judge has ordered the girl be recovered by police and relevant agencies and be shifted to a shelter home,”

His lawyer and social activist, Jibran Nasir, said out that Arzoo was only 13 years old and the provisions of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013, had been incorporated by the police. 

On the Arzoo case, today judge has ordered the girl be recovered by police & relevant agencies & be shifted to a shelter home. next hearing fixed for Thursday morning. My lawyer has informed court that an intervener will be filed on my behalf.

The incident of the alleged abduction of Arzoo has sparked protests from human rights groups against her alleged forced conversion and underage marriage with a Muslim man.

Arzoo’z father had earlier pleaded the court to send her to a shelter home instead of sending her with her alleged husband. Father claimed she was not safe with him.