Karachi: “My husband has ‘insulted the humanity’ by keeping me in the dark and enjoying marital relations despite having divorced me.”
This intriguing fact was revealed by a lady living in a rather posh society of North Nazamibad area of Karachi while telling the sad story to a local court here.
Shama Munshi, who was born, raised and married in the same city told The News Tribe that her husband is guilty of having relations with her by keeping her uninformed about divorce. “I want justice…and I want to safe women from this heinous act,” declared Shama.
The woman told the team a controversy generated between them during their honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka but it didn’t remain just there. “My husband and my brother-in-laws started to physically torture me,” she revealed.
Though the circumstances were so bad, she didn’t give up and the reason for this was her child who was just few months old.
“But the day I received divorce papers I was really shocked to learn that it had an earlier date, meaning that he had been taking advantage of me for several weeks having relations with me,” Shama said with deep grief.
When an Islamic scholar was counseled, he decreed that such relations can be called nothing but ‘Zina’ (adultery).
The sad story goes on as police refused to register a case against the accused as officer of a local police station Aijaz Jagerani said that SP Shahara-e-Faisal is exerting pressure on him to categories the case into ‘C’ class. She said she had to ‘give her bribe to get the case registered’.
Furthermore, the accused, who was arrested, got released after filling their pockets and on the pressure of ‘some people belonging to the media’. Nonetheless, she personally met some of the people favoring her husband and they promised to abstain from that in future.
Citing reason behind the failure of her marriage, Shama, who is associated with a reputable chain of private schools, said there was no chemistry between them while undue restrictions by her husband further spoiled their relationship.
Instead of bearing her expenses, her husband always demanded money from her and this demand rose with time.
Shama expressed the resolve that she will grow up her child and will strive to receive justice to avoid the act’s repetition with someone else.
According to a research paper in 2002 about ‘marital rapes’ in Pakistani society, ‘media exposure’ is behind the rise in divorce and similar cases. However, it further said, bringing such issues in public discussion can help restrain the ones committing such things.