The Human Rights Cell of Hyderabad police has been actively pursuing the cases of women to promptly address their problems, said their spokesperson on Thursday. An elderly woman, Beena Meghwadh, complained to SSP Irfan Baloch that her adopted son was forcefully trying to occupy her house, said the spokesperson. The police took action and arrested her son, he added. Another woman Noreen complained that her divorced husband and her in-laws had forcefully taken custody of her six-month-old infant. A police team was sent to home of Noreen's in-laws and the infant was recovered and handed over to the mother. A divorced woman, Farheen, wrote that her separated husband did not pay her Haq Mehr and did not return the dowry. The police called the respondents to the station where the dispute was settled. Mrs Mumtaz complained that her eight-year-old daughter had been held in bondage by her employer, an influential person in the area. The HRC sent a police team of police to the man's house recovered her.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2015.