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Sindh woman walks barefoot in court against the feudal system

May 27, 2019

Photo: Facebook/Maula Bux Soomro

A Sindhi woman walked barefoot to court to protest against the control of tribal chiefs in the province. 

A picture of Umme Rubab walking out of a court barefoot has been shared on social media since Sunday night.

The 20-year-old belongs to a town in Sindh’s Dadu district. Her father, grandfather and uncle were murdered by tribal chieftains in 2018. The accused murderers are currently serving as MPAs in the Sindh Assembly, according to social right activist Jibran Nasir.

“I was helpless. These sardars and feudal lords have taken my entire family,” she told SAMAA TV on its programme Naya Din on Monday. “I have been fighting the case for 15 months and the suspects are still out on interim bail.”

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She said that the suspects have threatened her and even opened fire on her family members to stop her from pursuing the case.

“I request the army chief to take notice of this and help me get justice,” she plead.

Rubab said that her father was killed because he challenged the ‘Sardari nizam [tribal chieftain system]’. He formed a council, the Tamandar Council, to fight the system. “My dad said that our religion and law gives us rights and he wanted to secure those rights for us,” she said, adding that the sardars didn’t like this as they want to control everything.

“They targeted my father to silence us,” she added.

Rubab vowed to continue seeking justice and asked people to help her in her mission.

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    Hafeez Shaikh   May 27, 2019 3:59 pm/ Reply

    Very sad stare of affairs. Since Sindh government is an accomplice the federal agencies should do something to punish the culprits immediately

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    M. Urooj   May 28, 2019 10:22 am/ Reply

    The only place where justice could be served to Umme Rubab will be when the Army will take action otherwise expecting anything from sindh police, courts, politicians is sheer waste of time.

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    Anonymous   May 28, 2019 12:22 pm/ Reply

    To finish Feudal System from Sindh first PPP has to be finished!!

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    Anonymous   May 29, 2019 1:12 am/ Reply

    When the influential Sardars are in power who will help this lady..We can’t leave everything for the court to take notice.

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