Falak Noor Kidnapping Case in Gilgit
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Thirteen-year-old Falak Noor should be immediately rescued Protest in Islamabad

Fifty days after her father filed a missing person’s report, Falak Noor, 13, of Sultanabad, Gilgit, went missing, and her kidnapping became public knowledge. His allegations of bribery and protection of the offenders by police officials brought to mind the Dua Zehra case and cast doubt on the Gilgit-Baltistan Police’s honesty. The 13-year-old girl went missing from Sultanabad, Gilgit, on January 20, 2024. Her father, Sakhi Ahmed Jan, is a laborer, and filed a police report at Police Station Danyore, Gilgit, under Section 364-A PPC, FIR No. 10/24.

On Sunday, a gathering of representatives from political parties, legal experts, human rights commissions, civil society, and media groups met in front of Islamabad’s National Press Club to call for immediate action to guarantee the safety and well-being of the kidnapped child.

The situation worsened when a video allegedly featuring Falak claiming to have been married to a 17-year-old kid in a Haripur court leaked from an undisclosed location in Mansehra. This information has raised grave worries about underage marriage, which is against the law and morality.

The speakers vehemently insisted that the youngster be brought before a judge and recovered right away. They emphasized the significance of precisely determining the child’s age through the use of legitimate medical and legal means.

They also demanded extensive inquiries into the actions of the registrar, the doctor who issued the age certificate, and the Nikah reader. In order to ensure accountability, transparency was encouraged while looking into significant charges against specific police officers.

Protests in major cities are planned, and the legal community and civil society are supporting the action, indicating that the Gilgit-Baltistan Police is under increasing pressure to handle the case legally and transparently. This case will serve as a model for similar situations in the future and is seen as a crucial examination of police performance.

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