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Wife Murderer Sher Dil Jatoi Compensated Instead of Paying for his Crime

Three girls handed over to a habitual murderer who killed his wife on the pretext of honour killing as compensation! Help stop this barbaric madness!

It is a mad mad world out there in the boondocks of Pakistani feudal villages where illegal medieval tribal justice system called Jinga condones wife murderer on the pretext of honor killing to be compensated with handing over three minor girls of the “offending” party. This is beyond horrific that send chills to the civilized world but in this enclave where medieval tribalism dictates how people should live or die is on madmen’s hand such monstrous tragedy still exist.

Sher Dil Jatoi accused his 2nd wife of infidelity and under the pretext of protecting his “honor” murdered his wife and to compensate for his “sullied honor” ordered the Shahoo Jatoi the man alleged to have illicit relationship with the deceased to hand over to the murderer Sher Jil Jatoi 3 girls together with 20 buffaloes as compensation. Now if that is that the most inhumane impunity on planet earth I don’t know what is?

Case Details:
According to the information received, Mr. Sher Dil Jatoi, 62 years old, killed his second wife in an honour killing for allegedly having an illicit relationship with a person named Mr. Shahoo Jatoi. The honour killing occurred in August this year. Based on this case, Mr. Mir Hassan Jatoi, one of the chiefs of Jatoi tribe, a powerful tribe in the area held a 'Jirga', a court which has been declared as illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, at Lucky Ghulam Shah, Shikarpur district, Sindh province on October 20, 2008 in order to make a decision on the murder case.

Several elites of the Jatoi tribe who have remained in power in both the military and civilian governments took part in the Jirga. The decision said Sher Dil Jatoi was the victim of honour and innocent in killing his second wife. It further said, "as Shahoo Jatoi developed the illicit relationship with the wife of Sher Dil Jatoi, Sher Dil had the right to murder his wife. Shahoo Jatoi was order to compensate Sher Dil by handing over his three minor daughers". Since Shahoo has only one girl, a 10-year-old daughter, the Jirga decided that the brothers Mr. Miro Jatoi and Mr. Khanan Jatoi should give their daughters of ages between 13 and 11 years to Sher Dil. Besides, it also ordered Shahoo's family to deliver 20 buffaloes, costing more than 100,000 rupees (around USD 1,400) each, as a fine for having the relationship.

When this incident took place, the people in the area were resentful and pressured the police to arrest him as he was known as a habitual killer of his wives. Due to the pressure, the police arrested and kept him in the police custody but released him after 15 days as the people's feelings settled down after his arrest. Dr. Ibrahim Jatoi, the chief of the tribe and former minister in the regime of General Zia Ul Haq helped Sher Dil to be released in 2001 when he killed his first wife also on the pretext of an honour killing.
ICAHK is appealing for your help to help rescue the poor girls at risk of suffering horrific sexual or unimaginable abuse that this madman is capable of harming these innocent girls or worse suffer the same fate from this murderous sorry excuse of a human being.

Suggested Action:

Please write letters to the authorities listed below urging them to investigate the case of killing and take necessary action to ensure that the perpetrator is brought before the court and those three girls are immediately brought to their parents.

Please be informed that the AHRC has also written separate letters to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women calling for intervention in this case.

Click here to support the appeal, contact them or send your letters to the list below:

1. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari

President's Secretariat
Fax: +92 51 922 1422, 4768 / 920 1893 or 1835

2. Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani
Prime minister of Pakistan
Prime Minister House
Fax: +92 51 9221596
Tel: +92 51 9206111
E-mail: webmaster@infopak.gov.pk

3. Mr. Rehman Malik
Advisor for Ministry of Interior
Room No. 404, 4th Floor, R Block,
Pak Secretariat
Fax: +92 51 920 2624
Tel: +92 51 921 2026
E-mail: minister@interior.gov.pk

4. Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan
Governor of Sindh province
Karachi, Sindh Province
Fax: +92 21 920 5043
Tel: +92 21 920 1201
E-mail: governor@governorsindh.gov.pk

5. Syed Qaim Ali Shah
Chief Minister House
Karachi, Sindh Province
Fax: +92 21 920 2000
E-mail: pppsindh@yahoo.co

6. Chief Justice of Sindh High Court
High Court Building
Saddar, Karachi
Sindh Province
Fax: +92 21 9213220
E-mail: info@sindhhighcourt.gov.pk

7. Ms. Nadia Gabol
Minister for Human Rights
Government of Sindh,
Pakistan secretariat, Barrack 92,
Karachi, Sindh Province
Tel: +92 21 9207043
Fax: +92 21 9207044
E-mail: lukshmil@yahoo.com

8. Secretary
(Criminal Prosecution) SGA &CD Department
Government of Sindh
Sindh Secretariat,
Karachi, Sindh Province
Tel: +92 21 9213327-6
Fax: +92 21 9213873
E-mail: secy.cpsd@sindh.gov.pk

9. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Mirza
Minister for Home
Government of Sindh
Barrack 79, Pakistan Secretariate
Near MPA hostel
Karachi, Sindh Province
Fax: +92 21 9204456
Tel: +92 21 9201920-1
E-mail: secy.home@sindh.gov.pk

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