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Police told to book 8 Karo-kari accused

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court directed the Gambat police on Monday to register a case against eight people accused by a girl of trying to kill her after declaring her ‘kari’.

School teacher Rozeena Ujjan submitted through her counsel, Shafqat Shah Masoomi, that she fled her native village Sukhwan in Gambat police station, Khairpur district, and took shelter in Karachi Darul Aman to save her life. She feared that she would be killed if she went back to lodge a complaint with the Gambat police.

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, who heard her petition, allowed her earlier this month to file a complaint in the court for further action. After perusing the complaint on Monday, the judge ordered that a case be registered against the accused and duly investigated.

According to Rozeena, the accused, including an ASI of her (Ujjan) tribe, murdered her father, Azizullah Ujjan, to grab his agricultural land. When she and her mother, Ayesha Ujjan, resisted and tried to lodge a complaint, she (Rozeena) was declared a ‘kari’ by the same people. The FIR of the murder case was not registered and the accused ransacked her house to kill her. They took away valuable household items and cash. She and her mother escaped to Karachi with difficulty.

Source: Dawn

Date:11/9/2004