A resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday appeared earlier than the Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights and claimed that she was repeatedly subjected to gang-rape by relations earlier than being pressured into exile on panchayat’s orders.
A* was referred to as to the assembly of the Senate’s committee in response to her public petition.
Narrating her ordeal, A* informed the committee that a nephew of her husband, alongside together with his accomplices, allegedly raped her and recorded a video of the assault. She additionally named a number of associates of the nephew who in accordance with her assaulted her at a abandoned place.
In accordance with the sufferer’s assertion, she was later blackmailed on the idea of that video and the accused additionally kidnapped her son for ransom.
“Regardless of paying a whole lot of hundreds of rupees, the blackmailing continued,” she stated, including that she had tried to commit suicide however later knowledgeable her husband about all the state of affairs.
The sufferer claimed that she was additionally kidnapped alongside together with her son and an assistant sub-inspector amongst others raped her as soon as once more.
A* stated that the difficulty was then taken up by the elders of her household and referred to a panchayat (a standard courtroom or jirga). The affected household was pressured to enter into an settlement that led to them being exiled, she stated.
“AJK police didn’t present justice to us and the Pakistan authorities can also be unable to take action,” she claimed.
The sufferer’s husband additionally claimed that his spouse had been subjected to sexual assault for seven consecutive months.
In response, Senator Nasreen Jalil stated the committee wouldn’t be capable of take direct motion on this regard as issuing punishment to anybody was past the mandate of the Senate physique.
Jalil, nevertheless, stated the committee would write a letter to the AJK president, asking him to take motion relating to the case.
The senator added that the committee would take Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on board to seek out out whether or not the committee might take any step on this regard or not.
The director basic of Human Rights Fee has confirmed the presence of a mafia in AJK’s Bhimber district which reportedly blackmails ladies after filming them.
AJK police, nevertheless, have denied the claims made by the sufferer.
— Names have been modified to guard the id of the sufferer.
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