Girls over eighteen may marry at their will: SC

Islamabad�A two-member division bench of the Supreme Court Monday said girls over the age of eighteen have complete rights according to Shariah as well as law of the land to decide about marriages according to their will.

The bench of the Apex Court comprising Justice Hamid Ali Mirza and Justice Karamat Nazir Bhindari made this observation while hearing a case of two girls Kiran and Rabia who were produced before the court by the Lahore Police as per direction passed by the Apex Court earlier.

The bench also expressed its displeasure over the submission of a frivolous application regarding abduction of two girls by Nasreen Akhtar.

Both the girls Kiran and Rabia appeared before the court and stated, �We left the house on our own on July 12, 2005 and were not abducted.�

After reading news items regarding their abduction we contacted the concerned police on telephone and then appeared before the Superintendent of Police Investigation Wing, Babar Sarfraz and recorded statements, both the girls said. Assistant Advocate General Punjab, Mrs Afshan Ghazanfar appeared before the court and presented a report about the recovery of the said girls.

According to statement of Ms. Kirn, �I left my house on my own and contracted marriage with Kamran Maqbool, a resident of Sialkot and presently living in Saudi Arabia. I do not want to go with my parents. I am happy with my married life. I have Nikah Nama and I can produced before the court as well as the concerned Police.�

The bench accepted the statement of Ms. Kiran and allowed her to live with her husband.

The bench also accepted the statement of Mrs. Rabia and allowed her to live on her own will and even can file suit for dissolution of the marriage �Khulla� if she does not want to live with her husband. The bench also directed Lahore Police to extend protection to both the girls.

It may be mentioned here that the Supreme Court has taken up this case on the written complaint lodged by the mother of Kiran, Nasreen Akhtar who is also mother-in-law of Rabia. Nasreen Akhtar was also present in the court.�APP

4 Comments so far

  1. giggly wiggly (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

    Hearts and roses and kisses galore……
    What the hell is all that shit for?
    People get mushy and start acting queer,
    It’s definitely the most annoying day of the year.
    This day needs to get the hell over with and pass,
    Before I shove a dozen of roses up cupid’s a**.

    Guys act all sweet and soon it will fade.
    For all they are doing is trying to get laid.
    The arrow cupid shot at me must have not hit.
    Because I really think love is a crock of shit.
    So there’s my story……..what can I say!
    Live & let LOVE die………Death to Valentine’s day!


  2. Think and Ponder (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 11:04 pm

    Agree with giggly,
    So sad what our generation is up too, when our Religion needs us the most, have you ever thought of why what all this Valentine Day is about… All the Vulgurity in the society,which goes against our cultural and moral values. We have lost our moral values and Dignity to these baseless, senseless celebrations.
    What we prove at the end is nothing….but spend money for something which goes in the garbage.
    We need to wakeup and relize our own goals, cause we have a very great awesome history,A GREAT BOOK of GUIDANCE (IF EVERYONE ONCES IN THEIR LIFE TIME TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE TAFSEER), great Moral values and A Wonderful, spectacular example set before us by our lovable PROPHET (SAW). Read and Learn. cause we are so far away from The Creator, as we haven’t understood the Message God has send to all of us.
    Stand and work for your Deen,and not for our own Wishes and requirements, cause then you will achieve the forever bliss.
    Think and Ponder

    It would be great if our new generation would discuss meaningful events and come out with great inventions, instead of wasting time on useless talk.
    Use it to araise awareness and ideas and inventions and all healthy discussions
    Think and Ponder

  3. Dr. Hamid Rasool (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

    The pillars of Islam are:
    1. Do good deeds; and
    2. Avoid the prohibited acts as listed in the Holy Quran; and
    3. Have stong faith that God has good plans for us for the future if we can just remain obedient and do good deeds.

  4. A.Ntipak (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 8:55 pm

    Stupid Court Case bullshit, how can the girl get married without a wali, u Indian Hindu Wannabes in Denial!

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