The bare-footed girl is Advocate Umme Rubab Chandio, a 20-year-old girl, who comes from a small village of Sindh.
Yesterday, Umme Rubab appeared in the court bare-footed to mark her protest against and lay bare apathy of this rusted system where law and justice always side with the powerful.
Her three elders (Grandfather, Father, and Uncle) were brutally murdered allegedly by a tribal chieftain in 2018.
In spite of all risks and threats this courageous girl has challenged the power lords and lodged FIR against them.
Umme Rubab is requesting the capture of the killers of her father, uncle, and grandfather who she claims to have police protection because of his Political influence.
Umme Rubab said her dad, uncle, and granddad were shot by the landlord of Mehar. The triple homicide case was moved to anti-Terrorist Court, Sukkur
The culprits belong to an influential family and are apparently getting help from the Sindh Government as well as from the police
She has appealed to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to provide protection to her relatives. Accordingly, they are getting threats of dire consequences if they continue to pursue the case.
She is appealing to the judicial system for justice so that the culprits get the rightful punishment under the law.
Umme Rubab is an icon of unflinching courage. The tireless struggle to seek justice from a system which seldom recognizes human values. She deserves the support of every person bearing a grain of conscience.