Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Minor Christian girl raped by neighbors, serious violation of women rights

KASURA 13-year-old Christian girl was allegedly abducted at middle night on 31 March,2015 by three neighborhood Christian youths namely Adil,Ijaz and Saghar when she was sleeping in her house three youth entered by climbing the wall and took her out from the house on gunpoint and made her hostage in a nearby house where she was raped by one of them.

In the meanwhile, the mother of girl was awaken and noticed that outer door was opened and then she saw that her daughter was missing. She started crying and made awaken other family members. They started to search and when reached a nearby house there they heard a noise of crying and weeping of the girl. They entered the house when they saw them fled away and one of them was caught. They called Police on 15 and the police reached the spot and arrested the alleged accused.

The victim family reached the concern police station and recorded statement for registration of FIR but the investigator recorded the statement not as the family given the statement. The family was being forced to get compromise with the alleged culprits on the intervention of local political figure.The victim family is very poor and is still under pressure for compromise.

The victim family came to Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and requested for legal assistance in the registration of case in the police station. Mr. Gill approached the Police station and got registered FIR NO.104/15 under section 376/511 PPC on dated 6 April, 2015 at Police Station Phool Nagar after on the complaint of victim's brother after getting the medical of victim which is positive and shows the first time rape. 

Threatening the victim of dire consequences by the hands of family of alleged accused, the victim girl then disclosed her ordeal to her family and Mr. Gill following which a amended complaint was submitted with the Higher police official.

With grave concern, women and girls are being victimized of serious forms of violence such as domestic violence, sexual harassment at work place, rape, forced marriage, honor killing which constitute dead serious violation of the human rights of women and girls.In terms of morality, rape is an unforgivable crime and in the eye of law it should be non-compoundable, its heinous  nature is comparable to that of murder. It is considered a sinful crime means to hurt the victim’s soul brutally and ruined her whole remaining life.However, in Pakistan,the procedural laws have not been properly used to get punished the rapists due to improper and biased investigation and unlawful excessive external pressure on victim family ,mostly in rape cases investigation makes weak the prosecution.

We at LEAD try to contribute uplifting human rights and also focusing on women rights which is a grave concern in our society.Mostly poor and marginalized women and girls are being targeted of such violations.We defend the victims and raise the issue of human rights violation without difference of faith ,creed and gender.Our Human Rights work shall be continued until our last breath despite the attacks ,intimidation and threats are being extended towards us.

1 comment:

  1. Her rape is confirmed and is legit and I pray that she receives justice and not force to live in fear. God Bless you LEAD for helping Women's rights in Pakistan!