Justice For Jai Mala

Posted: March 17, 2016 in News and Views


RightsNow Pakistan appreciates SSP Umerkots efforts regarding Jai Mala’s case. Mr. Rukhsar Khawar, SSP Umerkot has taken notice of the case and has appointed DSP as investigation officer.jaimala0010.jpg

We hope DSP will conduct fair investigation and help bring truth regarding the incident.

Please send appreciation message to SSP Khawar at   0333 3349598 (Please dont make calls which can disturb the official on duty).


Razia Sultana Jonejo/Ali Palh

Are we allowing predators to take lives of our innocent daughters and sisters by not reporting the crimes and taking legal actions?

Her name was Jai Mala. A 24 years young beautiful woman from Kuneri Sindh who lost her life after 95% of her body was burnt. Nobody took responsibility of what actually happened to her; her father in law gave contradictory information about the incident: One that said she had an argument with her mother-in-law and after refusing to apologies for her husband, in anger, she set herself on fire and the other claims that incident took place whilst she was cooking. That a gas cooker blast was the cause of her death.

However, her brother Dr. Rajesh says that her in-laws have murdered her by setting fire on her. He also said there were issues in the family but did not realise that they were fatal. He demanded justice with a full investigation about this matter.

According to the newspapers, no case been filed yet. Her body was cremated (agni-sanskar) without a postmortem. It seems that before the cremations, police did try to intervene however after talking to the family of Jai Mala; it went ahead without postmortem investigation. A report to police should have been made and fair investigation should have been taken place.

Every other day we are hearing horrific incidents like this. These cases will not stop until legal prosecutions do not take place. The government should make independent investigations and bring the justice to the victims of these crimes. We need to raise awareness that before being a mother, daughter, sister, and or all named relationships she lives within, women are human beings and they have the right to live life without any fear of harm to their lives.


Even for arguments sake, we find out that Jai Mala took her own life, then it is a grave tragedy that she was trapped in a situation. Why did she not go to her family for support to get out of the situation? Why would she take her own life away? There should be places in the communities where women can seek advice and be able to talk about their situation confidentially. The young people like her need a lot of support and information on how to seek support when they have feelings of despair. We should not let our beloved daughters, mothers, and sisters to suffer in silence.

We RightNow Pakistan strongly condemn such killings and call for action, a action by the state even if father, mother, brother and other relatives are not ready to make complaint. Being a custodian, rights protector, State MUST take responsibility, be a guardian and file case against the responsible so deterrence is created in the society and no one dare to precious life of another human being.

We request all the readers, actors, concerned citizens to write following state officials about this incident and call for action.






  1. Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister

Prime Minister House



Fax: +92 51 922 1596

Tel: +92 51 920 6111+92 51 920 6111

E-mail: secretary@cabinet.gov.pk,




  1. Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah

Chief Minister of Sindh

The Government of Sindh Province

Karachi, Sindh Province


Fax: +92 21 920 2000

Email: pressecy@cmsindh.gov.pk


  1. Mr. Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal

Minister for Home

Government of Sindh

Barrack 79, Pakistan Secretariat

Near MPA hostel

Karachi, Sindh Province


Fax: +92 21 9204456

Tel: +92 21 9201920-1

E-mail: secy.home@sindh.gov.pk



  1. Mr. Tahir Shahbaz


Supreme Court of Pakistan

Constitution Avenue, Islamabad


Fax: +92 51 9213452

Email: mail@supremecourt.gov.pk


5.. Chief Justice of Sindh High Court

High Court Building

Saddar, Karachi

Sindh Province


Fax: +92 21 9213220

E-mail: info@sindhhighcourt.gov.pk



  1. Justice (Rtd) Majida Razvi

Chairperson, Human Rights Development

Government of Sindh

Barrack number 92 Sindh Secretariat

  1. B, opposite to Sindh Assembly Building



Tel: +92 21 99207042-43

Fax: +92 21 99207044

E-mail: ministerhrd@sindh.gov.pk



7.. A.D. Khuwaja

Inspector General of Police, Sindh province

Police Head quarter I.I Chundigar road














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