A 13-years-old Christian girl Arzoo has been recovered by the Sindh Police on Monday. She was forcefully converted to Islam and married to a 44 years old man.
The confirmation comes from the Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab. The development comes after Sindh High Court’s orders to recover the abducted girl.
In a tweet, Murtaza Wahab said, Wahab, “Happy to inform everyone that Aarzoo has been recovered just now.”
Happy to inform everyone that Aarzoo has been recovered just now https://t.co/W6jaFZfU9M— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) November 2, 2020
Human rights minister Shireen Mazari also shared about the judge’s order regarding the girl’s recovery and informed that she was shifted to a shelter home.
“Next hearing fixed for Thursday morning. My lawyer has informed court that an intervener will be filed on my behalf,” she had said.
On the Arzoo case, today judge has ordered the girl be recovered by police & relevant agencies & be shifted to a shelter home. next hearing fixed for Thursday morning. My lawyer has informed court that an intervener will be filed on my behalf.— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 2, 2020
Earlier, Sindh High Court’s Justice Amjad Sahito had stated that under-age marriages were against the law, and directed the authorities to recover Arzoo.
Arzoo’s alleged kidnapping earlier in October had led to protests from human rights groups and civil society.
#JusticeForArzoo Thread: Earlier today parents of Arzoo engaged us as lawyers. We've immediately filed an application with Area Police clarifying to them that High Court order bounds police to "provide protection" to Arzoo & all Court orders are interpreted in accordance with law pic.twitter.com/gem1I92AMB— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) October 30, 2020
Forced marriages are haram in islam. This is not our islam. Yesterday was zainab, today is arzo tomorrow would be one of us. Lets stand together as a nation because together we can change the world.— HibaAly (@hibaali04) October 30, 2020
Govt should arrest these culprits#JusticeForArzoo pic.twitter.com/73vcykT4wZ