Marry-off doctor daughters to illiterate men, panchayat orders parents

The consultative body rules that violators will have to surrender 123 acres of land


News Desk November 02, 2018
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In a rather bizarre occurrence, a panchayat in Rajanpur district on Friday ordered parents in the vicinity to marry-off their 'doctor daughters' with illiterate men, warning violators they will lose over hundred acres of land.

The directives were issued in Rojhan, native city of the federal minister for human rights Shireen Mazari, where the consultative body ruled that violators will have to surrender 123 acres of land, Express News reported.

The decree was issued after Jagan Mazari, father of two MBB degree-holder girls, Reema and Reshma Mazari, refused to marry-off his daughters to illiterate men in the neighbourhood as part of watta satta* marriages.

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Jagan had married-off his son with a girl in the village 10 years ago. Upon his refusal, the refusing father was barred from farming his own land and was held captive in his house.

On the other hand, the police remained indifferent on the issue as usual with the deputy superintendent saying they didn't receive any complaint in order to initiate action.

Watta satta is a type of marriage involving the simultaneous marriage of a brother-sister pair from two families.

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