Woman, lawyer beaten in court: Love marriage -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Woman, lawyer beaten in court: Love marriage

TOBA TEK SINGH, Aug 3: A dozen people tortured a love marriage bride and their lawyer in Kamalia courts on Friday. Salma, of Mauza Chah Shamoonwala, married Farooq without her parents’ consent.

Her parents got registered a kidnapping case against her husband.On Friday, the couple with their lawyer Mian Muhammad Farooq, of Faisalabad, appeared before additional district and sessions judge Rana Abdul Qayyum for a prearrest bail.

Salma stated before the judge that she had married Farooq of her own choice and the allegation of kidnapping against her husband was not true.

She also said her parents had produced a fake marriage deed or nikahnama in the court as signatures on the nikahnama were not of her.

The court confirmed the pre-arrest bail of the boy.

When the couple and lawyer came out of the court, women’s relative attacked them and their lawyer leaving the woman and lawyer injured.

The lawyer told reporters he had approached the Kamalia city police for the registration of a case against the accused.

The Kamalia Bar Association held a meeting and condemned torture on the lawyer and demanded an immediate arrest of the attackers.
Source: Dawn
Date:8/4/2007