Torture of female students: LHC summons Bahawalpur DPO
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Saturday took suo motu notice against police baton charge on female students of the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur.
Chief Justice Khwaja Sharif observed that the lives, honour and liberty of citizens are guaranteed under the Constitution and it is the duty of the police to ensure their security. He observed that the news published and aired by the media showed the height of highhandedness on the part of police officials.
“The police force is paid for the protection of human lives and not for lowering sanctity of female students. The doctors community is the cream of society and such a highhandedness meted to female students on the part of state functionaries cannot be allowed,” he said.
Justice Sharif directed the Bahawalpur district police officer to appear in person on Monday (tomorrow) to explain his position. The advocate general was also directed to appear and assist the court in the matter.
According to details, the police raided the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC) hostel and arrested a number of students. After that the students and young doctors staged a protest demonstration outside the principal office.
The police, led by high-ranking officers, mercilessly tortured even the female students.
girl’s custody: An additional district and sessions judge on Saturday handed over the custody of a two-month-old girl to her mother after getting her recovered from the illegal detention of her father.
Farzana Bibi of Ghaziabad filed a habeas corpus petition stating that her husband, Muhammad Bashir, had kicked her out from the house over some domestic issue. She said Bashir also kept her minor girl in his custody illegally. The petitioner prayed that she being the mother was the natural guardian of the girl, but the respondent usurped her rightful custody.
The judge through a bailiff got the child recovered and handed her over to the petitioner.
In another similar case, the judge gave the custody of a two-year boy to his mother, Fazeelat Bibi.
The petitioner pleaded that her husband, Muhammad Naveed, expelled her from the house and also detained the child. She requested the court to get her child recovered from the illegal custody of his father and the same be granted to her.
The court deputed a bailiff who produced the boy in court on Saturday for handing him over to the petitioner.