Lahore High Court on Thursday allowed a woman to live with her husband after she was recovered from her parents’ custody. They had refused to send her to her in-laws when they discovered that they were not of the same caste.
Aiman, appearing before the court of Justice Anwarul Haq, said it made no difference to her that she was married out of her caste. She said she wanted to live with her husband.
Justice Haq allowed her to go with her husband who was present in the court. The judge also directed police not to harass her in-laws and witnesses to the marriage, who had been nominated in the FIR lodged by Aiman’s father.
Aiman’s father had filed an FIR with Kasur police that his daughter had married Muhammad Arshad a few weeks ago. He said Arshad and his family had told them that they belonged to the Arain caste. He said on the day of valima, it was found that they were Maliks, not Arain.
Arshad had filed a petition for recovery of his wife from her parents.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.
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