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Majeeda also threatened to commit suicide along with her husband if they were not given justice.

GUJRANWALA: A local teacher has approached police officials, after she began receiving death threats for marrying outside the faith.

According to police officials, Khokhar Ki resident Majeeda Bibi married a colleague Bashir Masih last year without informing her family. “She told us that she and Bashir had a court marriage and then fled the area,” said Police Inspector Javed Bhutta. “Majeeda said that she had been on the run for several months after her husband was attacked when one of her relatives found out where he lived,” Bhutta said.

On Saturday afternoon, Majeeda sought police protection after she had begun receiving death threats from her family members. Majeeda said that she had been on the run since August last year after her family began chasing the couple.

“Several months later, one of my cousins found my husband and beat him nearly to death. He was in the hospital for three months and then he fled to live with one of his relatives for his protection.

We decided that I would follow a little later,” she told police. Majeeda said that she sought refuge with a distant relative but that recently she had been exposed and her brother and cousins had begun calling her and threatening her life. “I think they know where I am and are coming for me so I approached police,” she said.

Majeeda also told police officials that her family had lodged several fake cases against her husband. She said that they accused him of rape, kidnapping and of stealing property.
“All the charges are fake they simply want police to help them find him so they can kill him,” she said. Majeeda said that she had already refuted all the cases against her husband in a magistrate court.

“She has charged Javed Saleem, Mushtaq Daood, Shahid Bhatti and two of her brothers Ali and Kashif of having planned to kill her and her husband,” Bhutta said. “We have lodged her case and are searching for the accused. Meanwhile, she has refused to tell us where her husband is and says she doesn’t know herself,” he said. Bhutta said that on Sunday, police officials shifted Majeeda to a Darus Salam for her protection.

Majeeda said that she was fearful her relatives would begin attacking her in-laws in order to discover her husband’s whereabouts. “My father-in-law and sister-in-law have already shifted away from the district,” she said. Majeeda also threatened to commit suicide along with her husband if they were not given justice. She has appealed to the chief minister and Chief Justice for assistance in this regard.

The names of the victims have been altered to protect their identities

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2011.

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  • Pak shia is stupid. But then it is not his fault. He is a victim of massive brain washing. It is just sad that so many minds has turned in to being total idiots. Total lack and inability to think. One day, very soon, Pak Shia is going to be killed by a sunni, sunni who believes that being a shis is worse than being a bhangi. I do not know if I should be mad that them or feel sory for them. They have been ruined.

  • @ neeli bhangee …..I am a shia and i have absolutely no problem in Pakistan, why the hell u guys are creating unnecessary problems between shia and sunnis…???? why..??
    you have never talked about aafia sidiqui… why..??? never said anything about innocent people getting killed in drone attacks..why..???? but u guys are so concerned about christians , sikhs , hindus in pak ….why..?

  • Well, then you will be killed by a taliban bhai. Since you are not doing jihad, you are wajbul qatal. Drone attacks are to protect Pakisan, idiot. Drone attacks kill Taliban. But then only if you were able to understand!
    Chistian, sikhs, and hindus are not killing anyone you idiot loser. It is taliban killing you. But you deserve it. Please die in the next blast.

  • @Pak Shia

    Sir, my younger sister married to a Sunni Muslim and my second sister is married to a Shia Muslim. We believe in a multicultural, multi sect and religious society. Thus we are living peacefully & happily. As we advocate this philosophy publicly, so we dare also to condemn such sorts of injustice and religious discrimination.

    Sir, try to understand what human being is?

  • @Pak Shia

    The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and was also signed by Pakistan, The spirit of UN charter clearly says, human rights are “basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status.”

    Human rights are conceived as universal and egalitarian, with all people having equal rights by virtue of being human.

    It’s Article 1 says:

    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    It’s Article 16 clearly says.

    (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
    (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
    (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

    So try to become responsible pakistani as well as international Citizen.

  • neeli is a byproduct of impotent zardari sperm and hindu bhagwaan cow shit..the hypocrisy displayed by you guys on this particular blog is quite obvious. On one hand u guys are supporting zardari openly while on the other u guys are slamming the institutions of this country….what a disaster… failed to understand what point u guys are trying to prove. @ junaid qaiser , my frind u r talking about human rights that UNO shit..wht about the human rights in kashmir , the genocide of muslims in gujrat ( most of the muslims killed in gujrat india were shias )you guys are not allowed to say anything against india or what? or is it that that you guys are operating from india??????