Plea against freewill couple disposed of -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Plea against freewill couple disposed of

KARACHI: A session’s court on Friday disposed of an application regarding the alleged detention of a young woman after she submitted that she was willingly living with her husband and her parents were misleading the court about her detention.

Applicant Mohammad Siddiq submitted that his 18-year-old daughter had contracted marriage of her free will with Shabbir a few months ago.

However, he said that his daughter phoned him a few days back and said that her husband had been subjecting her to torture and forcibly detaining her at their house in Malir for the past few weeks. The applicant prayed to the court to recover his daughter. The court directed the SHO of the Malir City police station to produce the woman and her husband.

The police brought the couple before District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Mohammad Yamin on Friday, but the young woman said that she was neither tortured nor detained by force and she was living with her spouse by consent and her parents were trying to mislead the court.

Hearing her statement, the applicant, the woman’s mother and brother, who were present in the courtroom, reacted aggressively. However, the judge warned them to maintain the decorum of the court and allowed the woman to go with her husband.

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