Rinkle or Faryal?: SHC dismisses petition in forced conversion case

Published: March 22, 2012

Police were directed to ensure the safety of the couple and ensure that they are presented before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: Justice Munib Akhtar of Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed the application for alleged contempt of court which was filed by the lawyer of Naveed Shah, Faryal/Rinkle’s husband.

Fortifying an order passed by a division bench of SHC, Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police were directed to ensure the safety of the couple and ensure that they are presented before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad on March 26.

Ghulam Qadir Jatoi advocate had filed a contempt plea against the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Human Rights, which had ordered that Faryal/Rinkle be produced before March 26. The lawyer had maintained that a bench of SHC on March 12 had ordered that Faryal/Rinkle will remain in the custody of Panah Shelter Home and nobody be allowed to meet her.

The bench had also given orders to present the subject before the apex court on March 26 as per the orders of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Jatoi maintained that the interference of the NA committee to present Farya/Rinkle in court before the set date constitutes as contempt of court. He prayed to the court to take notice of the alleged contempt.

Justice Munib Akhtar dismissed the contempt application for having no ground.

As a precautionary measure, the bench also directed the police authorities ensure foolproof security of the subject and requested them to be extra careful about her security.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 22, 2012 - 2:35PM

    I fail to understand why so many Hindus migrating to India ? A friend of mine informed me the other day that one of his business’ main dealer from Jackobabad ( He always preferred to do business with the Hindu Community of Interior Sindh as per his statement they were fair unlike the others in Interior Sindh ) migrated to India with entire family .!!!!!!

    Something somewhere is very wrong .


  • Super Star
    Mar 22, 2012 - 6:36PM

    @ Salman, its very difficult to understand HOW you fail to understand their reasons for migration. This is the final stage of ethnic cleansing of the few remaining Hindus from people with islamic mindset breeding intolerance to anyone who differs in their views. People prefer migration than to see their mothers/daughters kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to create Dar ul islam. Also this helps to erase any traces of Pre islamic culture from the land from where one of the greatest civilization on earth began. Recommend

  • Mar 22, 2012 - 7:18PM

    ET cant digest that the women converted on her own will


  • jungli
    Mar 24, 2012 - 6:39PM

    @Salman Orangiwala:
    not because Hindus are unsafe, rather because India is developing faster than Pakistan and since they are Hindus they are easily given visa by Indian government for business purposes and etc


  • Apr 20, 2012 - 4:22PM

    If a Muslim might converted to other religion the foreign authorities, USA & UK might offered him/her security and shelter like they did to Malo’on Salman Rushdi, while the NGOs might had soared their throat by severe screaming on the media. But Faryal is a Muslim now and she did this all by herself. read more on:


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