The Supreme Court verdict of Rinkle, Asha and Lata case

Published: 6 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/b7vxtmg5jh.1
Ghulam Hussain


The verdict read: Today, both [Rinkle and Lata] the aforesaid ladies have been produced in safe custody. They are sui juris and are fully in a position to decide about their future because we feel that meanwhile they had pressure free atmosphere, inasmuch as, neither of the parties, was allowed to meet them. [The police] are directed to take both ladies in safe custody to the places of their own choice and wherever they want to stay, being sui juris. They shall also be provided protection in terms of Article 9 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, as it is the duty of the State to provide them protection. […] The police officers/officials, noted herein above, shall take the aforesaid ladies in the Registrar Office and in his presence willingness of the ladies qua the places of their own choice where they want to live shall be recorded and accordingly, they shall be taken to that place.



Quaid-i-Azam University


Religion, Anthropology, Islam, Ethnic Minority