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Mai feels unsafe

MUZAFFARGARH: Women’s rights activist Mukhtar Mai said on Thursday she felt unsafe after the acquittal by the Supreme Court of her tormentors who had gang-raped her nine years ago.

Talking to reporters after hearing the verdict, a visibly-shaken Mai said the court and police would be responsible if she was harmed by her rapists who would now be freed.

On several occasions in the past, she had expressed confidence in courts.

“Now police and judges have victimised me. Initially, police damaged my case by preparing a flawed challan which resulted in the acquittal of the accused,” she alleged.

She said she would decide whether to seek review of the verdict after consulting rights groups and her lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan.

Source: Dawn

Date:4/22/2011