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Couple facing Karo-Kari threat seeks protection

HYDERABAD: A newly-wed couple appealed to the authorities on Sunday to provide them protection as a Jirga had declared the couple as Karo-Kari. Muhammad Juman, facing life threats for marrying Najma, during a news conference at the Hyderabad Press Club told journalists that he and Najma married of their choice on November 10, 2007 in a court of law at Golarchi, Badin district. But the relatives of Najma, he added, registered a kidnapping case against him besides issuing life threats to them. Muhammad Juman said that after registration of the case he and Najma, his wife, appeared before a court of law at Hala, Matiari district. But the relatives of his wife, being not satisfied of the court proceedings, held a Jirga wherein they declared them as Karo-Kari.
Source: The News
Date:3/3/2008