PREVIEW FOR QADIR ALI BAIG THEATRE FEST: HUM MUKHTARA - PLAY BY USHA GANGULI
The true story of a rape victim in pre-Partition India, told on stage with a cast of 30 actors/singers.
"This play is based on the life of Mukhtar Mai. It is the true story of Mukhtar, a Pakistani woman who was raped as a punishment for the acts of indiscretion by her brother. Mukhtar fought back by speaking about it, persuading the case with the help of domestic and international media and led to a remarkable change in the feminist movement in Pakistan. In 2002, six men, including the four rapists, were sentenced to death, but later in 2005 Lahore High Court acquitted five of them and reduced the punishment of the sixth man to a life sentence. The play is a close portrayal of Mukhtar?s life and makes us ponder about the increasing number of crimes against women."