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3 women paraded naked in Pak, court orders probe
PTI
Lahore, July 13, 2013
First Published: 22:53 IST(13/7/2013)
Last Updated: 22:55 IST(13/7/2013)

Over a month after a Muslim landlord allegedly paraded three Christian women naked in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a court here has finally taken notice of the matter and directed a judge to investigate the incident.

The Lahore high court on Friday ordered the district and sessions judge, Kasur, to probe the matter and submit a report within two weeks.

The three women were allegedly brutally beaten and then paraded naked by armed men of Muhammad Munir, a local landlord said to be having the backing of the ruling PML-N party, in Pattoki area of Kasur district.

The matter came to light a few days after the Asian Human Rights Commission issued a news release to the media. According to the victim family’s head Sadiq Masih, the male members of his family had gone out on their jobs when the attackers led by Munir entered his house.

Munir demanded Masih to produce his sons who earlier had a brawl with him over a cattle issue.

Failing to find them there, the attackers took the wives of Masih’s three sons with them.

Munir and his armed men first disrobed the women and then forcibly paraded them naked in the streets.


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