Chopping of nose, ears for love marriage -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Chopping of nose, ears for love marriage

MULTAN: Three of a family, whose nose, ears and heels were cut in revenge for contracting a marriage with a girl of a high caste, have demanded of the high-ups to provide them with security and make arrangements for the plastic surgery of their chopped parts as they cannot afford treatment. Talking to this correspondent here on Monday, Muhammad Iqbal, the groom, said: “The government has not yet provided us with free medical treatment which is very costly. My mother is in a critical condition due to injuries to her legs.” He said the police had rounded up more than a dozen accused, while four of them had obtained pre-arrest bail and were giving them life threats to return the girl and withdraw the case.

on January 1, more than two dozens armed men of the Mahota clan had chopped off the nose, ears and heels of groom Iqbal, cut off the ears and heels of his brother Muhammad Yasin and injured their mother Manzooran Mai with bullet shots for contracting the marriage against the feudal traditions. The incident happened in Awanpura, Basti Mochiyan of Mauza Inayatpur Mohata, which is in the constituency of Federal Agriculture Minister Malik Sikandar Hayat Bosan. Iqbal said the minister had visited them twice on the day of incident, but later they had repeatedly contacted him, but to no avail. “We are facing serious problems in continuing our treatment at the hospital due to lack of financial resources,” he said.

Alpa SHO Manzoor Ahmed said at least 20 accused, including Khizar, Ashraf, Qasim, Rafiq, Bashir Ahmed, Muhammad Buksh, Javed, Zafar Iqbal, Ghulam Sarwar, Nazir Ahmed, Arshad, Zafar, Muhammad Ramzan, Arshad, Muhammad Ashiq, Akram, Aslam, Shaukat and Manzoor, were on remand. He said four accused had been granted pre-arrest bail that would be cancelled on January 11. He said the sections included in the FIR were 324, 354-A, 148/149, 365 and 334 of the CrPC. He said an anti-terrorism court would hear the case. Members of the Women Councillors’ Network have strongly criticised the government and other agencies concerned for not providing free treatment and plastic surgery to Union Council 63 Councillor Manzooran Mai and his two sons.

Source: The News

Date:1/10/2007