Meera virginity test: Family court to announce ruling on 26th

Published: April 24, 2011

Meera filed a suit asking the court to stop Atiqur Rehman from claiming to be her husband. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

Family Court Judge Masod Akhter Kiyani on Saturday reserved judgement on two applications filed by a man claiming to be actor Meera’s husband. He will announce his decision on April 26.

Meera had filed a suit for jactitation of marriage asking the court to stop Atiqur Rehman from claiming to be her husband.

She said he was trying to gain cheap publicity through the claim and trying to defame her.

She said that pictures and a marriage certificate produced by Rehman were fakes.

In response, Rehman filed two applications, one seeking a test to determine whether Meera was a virgin and the second to determine who owned the house she was living in. Rehman claimed the house belonged to him.

However, Rehman and his lawyer have not been appearing before the court to argue the applications, despite several summons.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2011.

Reader Comments (23)

  • Preachy
    Apr 24, 2011 - 9:54AM

    though i have no legal understanding, even i see the stupidity of this virginity test thing. even if she is not a virgin doesn’t prove that he is her husband. by the way, the title of this report reeks of yellow journalismRecommend

  • mnkhan
    Apr 24, 2011 - 10:06AM

    Courts verdict may be intresting,may give chance to Meera, to appeal against it
    in highcourt, and then the ………… as this will become a national issue.Recommend

  • SaudiRules
    Apr 24, 2011 - 10:46AM

    I would like her just the same even if she is not a vigin! :hug: :kiss:. You go baby!!!Recommend

  • Ishaq
    Apr 24, 2011 - 10:53AM

    All this drama seems to be staged to gain cheap publicity and remain in the news.
    People are dying of hunger and do ot have means to cover their basic needs.
    Ironically, those who should do something to improve the lives of people of Pakistan, feel that all is OK. Their official residences and places of work are fully airconditioned with no load shedding. Their lunches and dinners are all provided by the tax payers money. They have non-stop supply of mineral water. How would they know the plight of common man.
    DOes it matter if Meera is virgin or not?
    I am sure our courts have more important thousands of cases to deal with, and honourable Chief Justice is well aware of the plight of people.
    IshaqRecommend

  • junaid ahmed khan
    Apr 24, 2011 - 1:29PM

    if she is not virgin, she is in trouble under islamic lawRecommend

  • ARF
    Apr 24, 2011 - 1:36PM

    Has the express tribune run short of news to publish? This is an article in bad taste!!!Recommend

  • waqas
    Apr 24, 2011 - 1:48PM

    I was not expecting express tribune to publish this story with this headline. This is a fashion in which ‘TheNews’ gets cheap popularity.Recommend

  • ba ha
    Apr 24, 2011 - 1:50PM

    This news belongs in a “dirt rag” not a paper like thisRecommend

  • Sarcastic
    Apr 24, 2011 - 2:17PM

    Haha Lol lets start judging all women in this country by their virginityRecommend

  • Apr 24, 2011 - 2:23PM

    What the hell!! Why are you blaming the ET for printing the article! its the legal system which is messed up and automatically assumes that the women is the one who has to prove that she is honorable.Recommend

  • Hammad Ali
    Apr 24, 2011 - 3:28PM

    How stupid of the judge and the applicant. They are just wasting the time and money of taxpayer.
    Surprised to see such kind of news in TRIBUNE !Recommend

  • Apr 24, 2011 - 5:53PM

    Why is any newspaper carrying this story?Recommend

  • Malik
    Apr 24, 2011 - 8:29PM

    Oh man, is there a level that we would not stoop to, to humiliate women? What about virginity tests for men? Can Atique also provide his virginity test to prove he was virgin when he met Meera?Recommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 24, 2011 - 9:25PM

    I feel sorry for Meera if she is still a virgin. Missing out on all the fun. If you have it use it Meera. Once you are over the hill no dog is going to come your way.Recommend

  • Patriot
    Apr 25, 2011 - 5:40AM

    What about Veena Malik? She should be tested on arrival barc.Recommend

  • Imran
    Apr 25, 2011 - 8:01AM

    Why didn’t the judge throw out the case on the first place?Recommend

  • bvindh
    Apr 25, 2011 - 10:08AM

    Meera issue apart, a viginity test doesn’t stand to scientific scrutiny. The only yes/no decesion switch available for a virginity test is the status of the hymen. And a hymen can be possibly ruptured due to a multitude of non-sexual reasons even in childhood.

    That a court even entertains such a proposal will prove that the legal system belongs to stone age (no offence to the stone age societies).Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Apr 25, 2011 - 10:25AM

    hahahahahahaha. Recommend

  • ?
    Apr 25, 2011 - 4:07PM

    you bet she is!Recommend

  • jun
    Apr 26, 2011 - 1:57AM

    virginity test is humiliation to any women Recommend

  • Advocate Siddiqui
    Apr 26, 2011 - 12:57PM

    This application for virginity test is what we call a part of frivolous litigation. I am sure the Hon’b court will be of the same view about it and as according to my legal knowledge is concerned the court will not allow this application to conduct virginity test as this does not prove any thing regarding the claim of alleged husband and even if its unopposed by meera’s lawyer, court will surely dismiss it. The sending of notices to opponent to appear in this application is just an unavoidable standard procedure.Recommend

  • Abid
    Apr 27, 2011 - 4:08AM

    I can NOT believe that this website has started printing garbage like THIS now. Congratulations guys, you’ve hit a new low. Keep feeding them whatever you can to ensure that the cogs stay in place. Cheers.Recommend

  • sars
    May 24, 2011 - 7:23PM

    Tribune…..we expect better of you.Leave this sort of ridiculous reporting to the gutter press.We pakistanis are actually much more interested in actual news and opinion.Recommend

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