Meera marriage case: High Court issues notice to actress

Published: May 31, 2011

The LHC on Monday issued notice to Meera on the petition of Attiqur Rehman, who claims to be her husband.

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to film actress Meera on the petition of Attiqur Rehman, who claims to be her husband.

The petition challenged an order of a civil court that had dismissed his application for a medical examination of the actress to determine her virginity.

The court also barred the civil court from deciding the jactitation of marriage suit filed by Meera till the next date of hearing, June 29.

The appellant, Rehman, submitted that the civil judge dismissed his application ignoring the factual position and now was proceeding with the main case.

He said the medical examination of Meera was essential to decide the main case. He prayed the court to allow a medical examination of the respondent and also sought a stay order in the proceedings of the jactitation of marriage suit.

Rehman had filed an application in response to the suit from Meera wherein she accused Rehman of preparing a fake marriage certificate showing her as his wife only to grab her property.

Meera said she had no relations with Rehman but he was blackmailing her by claiming to be her husband. She requested the civil court to cancel the nikahnama possessed by Rehman and initiate proceedings against him.

During cross examination of witnesses, Rehman had questioned Meera’s virginity. Meera had claimed that she was still a virgin and had not contracted any marriage. Rehman filed an application and requested the court to constitute a medical board in order to determine Meera’s virginity.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2011.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • sharay burki
    May 31, 2011 - 10:55AM

    What is it with muslim men & their sick obsession with female virginity? Why does a woman have to undergo such a humiliating experience to prove whether she was married or not.This is indicative of a barbaric,medieval mentality amongst our society.
    Why not a medical test to judge the dulhay raja’s virginity status? Why only the woman is subject to such humiliation?

    No matter how much we love to criticise the immoral,non-muslim west they have shown they are a million times better than us,they treat their women with respect & don’t treat them like animals whose virginity status has to be determined just like we test the 2 teeth of goats on bakra eid.Recommend

  • fajim rahim
    May 31, 2011 - 11:06AM

    No wonder we are so far behind the world in education & science.Our people still have the mentality of the cavemen & the barbarians.We judge a girl’s fitness for marriage not by whether we like her or not,but by her virginity status,is there anything more disgusting then this mindset?

    Pakistani men should start to realise that Allah has made them human beings with brains for humans so they should stop behaving like wild animals.Only wild,junglee janwars could have such misogynistic attitudes & values.No woman should allow any law to force her to prove her virginity as this is an insult to people with ethics & morals the world over.

    no wonder we are suffering attacks by religious fanatics,when a society has this level of sick fixation with female virginity then there is not much good one can expect of such people.Recommend

  • saad naseer
    May 31, 2011 - 11:09AM

    What kind of a lowlife would request a medical board be formed to determine a woman’s virginity? Doesn’t our legal system have more important cases to decide then pass judgement on a woman’s virginity status? We have millions of cases pending throughout our country & our legal system is busy in hearing cases of female virginity.

    One really has to come live in pakistan to understand what the word ‘misogyny’ truly means.Recommend

  • Shahid
    May 31, 2011 - 11:34AM

    LOLzzzzzz @ a civil court that had dismissed his application for a medical examination of the actress to determine her virginity.Recommend

  • Tinko
    May 31, 2011 - 12:28PM

    Is there any medical test by chance that determines if a guy is virgine or not?Recommend

  • Ihk
    May 31, 2011 - 1:27PM

    can anything get lower than this?Recommend

  • Word Life
    May 31, 2011 - 3:17PM

    The sheer audacity of this woman (so called Filmstar of Pakistan) …

    The question of virginity test seems appalling to some readers here, but it was Ms. Irtiza aka Meera (born 12-May-1973, source, wikipedia) who claimed she was virgin

    “…Rehman had questioned Meera’s virginity. Meera had claimed that she was still a virgin and had not contracted any marriage…”

    For crying out loud, she continues to live in the house owned by Mr. Rehman (who is no angel himself). Would she give the proof of ownership of her defence residence, Lahore?

    By the way these celebrities are suppose to be role models for their followers, so how much of her tax paid money was used in purchasing / building this house?Recommend

  • eXterminator
    May 31, 2011 - 4:14PM

    @fajim rahim
    off the context…copying ur lines:
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    “…We judge a girl’s fitness for marriage not by whether we like her or not, but by her virginity status,is there anything more disgusting then this mindset?…”
    |
    You’ve got 0/10 for this comment… :p
    girls’ virginity status for marriage is much more important for me, at least. [Although I would never require a medical proof for it :) ]Recommend

  • amir
    Jun 1, 2011 - 1:53AM

    im wondering if our respected judge has any doubt about the virganity of meera or any other actress llike her. such things are to be neither doubted nor checked as its very obvious…….that wat are the facts……………..
    but it speeks of the frustation of mighty judge as wellRecommend

  • Jun 1, 2011 - 12:48PM

    A medical examination of the actress to determine her virginity. hahahahhaha.. That will not prove anything :PRecommend

  • Khurram
    Jun 4, 2011 - 7:34PM

    Well if the honorable court does constitute a commission I would certainly like to be one of its member and carryout the required due diligence!!!!!!! Ha HaRecommend

  • Mani
    Jun 17, 2011 - 12:08AM

    Although I believe a virginity test for anyone is disgusting, What you all seem to be ignoring is that Meera herself made it the highlight when she claimed to be a virgin in court. Who had asked her?Recommend

  • maudood
    Jul 8, 2011 - 11:13AM

    suppose the court orders meeras virginity test and she fails it and if the court also decides the marriage of meera and atiq null and void she can be prosecuted under hudood ordinanceRecommend

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