MANSEHRA: The police have booked 18 individuals from a jirga for pronouncing a minor young lady as Vani and solemnizing her nikah with a man to settle a marriage question in Batian zone in the Oghi tehsil in the Mansehra area.
“We have captured five individuals from the jirga, including a minister. Strikes are being done to capture the 13 persons who proclaimed a six-year young lady as Vani and solemnized her nikah,” Zulfiqar Jadoon, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), told correspondents on Sunday.
He said that the nikah of a minor young lady was solemnized with Kamran at a jirga in Batian range of Shungli Bandi Union Council in Oghi. He said one Maulvi Abdul Aziz solemnized the nikkah. “We struck the jirga and captured five persons,” said Jadoon.
The DSP said that one Tajun Nisa had been given in nikah of Shah Nawaz, however the wedding service was yet to happen. He said that the young lady being referred to absconded with one Mohammad Saeed, which prompted a hatred between the two families.
“A jirga was held to settle this question. It chose to give the minor young lady, the cousin of Mohammad Saeed, in marriage to the group of Tajun Nisa as Vani and solemnized her nikah with Kamran, the sibling of Shah Nawaz,” said Jadoon.