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A painful rape - girl poisoned to death - victory of the Bureaucrats

Muzaffarabad, May 14: In a shocking and heart rending incident in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, an innocent girl was gang raped by Cabinet Ministers and bureaucrats while police as usual has been trying to cover up the shameful incident and the student unions are up in arms against the state on this issue. http://www.aninews.in/videogallery4/11753-ministers-and-bureaucrats-comm...

Muzaffarabad:Two weeks ago Ministers of AJK Government and Bureaucrats bring a girl in PC Hotel Muzaffarbad who was Student of MBA Department in Post Graduate Boys College Muzaffarabad . They promised her to award her a Government Job and also offered her to pay semester fee . When girl reached in Hotel they raped her one by one.

After rape they threaten her to keep silence and then they injured her badly. Injured girl was in hospitalized and due to pressure and threats she gave statement to police that she was injured in a road accident.

Girl, who belonged to Thorar, Rawalakot somehow managed to reach her home where she narrated that incident to her parents. Her parents, to avoid further shame, poisoned her to death in dark. When local people and media approached them, they totally denied that news and termed it fake. They even told that their daughther is alive and doing well.

No politician has taken stand on this incident so far. DIG Muzaffarabad Sardar Gulfraz has outrightly denied this
incident and termed it a fabricated news. It seems like no action will be taken against the criminals because the parents of the girl do not want this issue to be reported anywhere and do not want to file any FIR. Icing on the cake, the university administration rustigated her from university by declaring her "a girl with bad character".

Victim Girl belonged to constituency of AJK President Sardar Yaqoob Khan who still did not give any statement against his Minister and Bureaucrats who raped girl. Speaker AJK Assembly also belongs to District Poonch but he too has kept silence.

Government is trying to hide this case but student unions and civil society protested and said to raise the voice in whole AJK.

Land of poonch is famous for raising voice against violence and brutality. But in this incident people of Poonch are silent until now.http://www.kashmirnewswatch.com/muzaffarabad-student-gang-rape-case/

Now, why does this become just another news or a headline of some daily and vanish?
Now, why does this give an opportunity to the negative press to blame the girls and woman - attract some
discussion or debate?
Now why does the brutal practice under the cover of religion and culture take a chance to end up in another
killing for honor?

I wish this girl could have been brought up with that light of awareness that getting raped was not her fault and protesting against it was her right.

I wish this girl could have been let known that Speaking out brings it into the light.

My dear girl, Your act of speaking out has the power to heal and change on a broader scale than you may know; never doubt it.In speaking out, you become part of destroying the forces that have harmed and hurt you.

My dear you just could have gone to roar : Fools – I can tell the world if I want to – it’s my voice!

Dear girls, this is for you, the ones who are suffering silently in the dark: I believe that we should undertake to speak about the unspeakable in public because this will help others. In so doing, we feel connected to a power larger than ourselves.

Now all that i wish for is this should be the last painful death and no girl should be killed by her own parents.

I started speaking out: I grow impatient with waiting for society to change. I think every woman, every survivor, every girl around the globe should speak out. Speak for yourself, speak for others. And believe, you are heard and you are changing the society.

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Sangita Thapa's picture

Appalling!

Its more than death of the victim, its death of our dignity and right and choice of women and girls at large. Its failure of justice and humanity. Im so disgusted with the bureaucrats and power politics, so so abominable! Its sickening and totally disgusting. I cant believe parents could go to that extent to kill their own daughter!

Thank you so much Sharontina for speaking against this grave violation of human right, a brutal murder, and also inspiring every woman to rise against the injustice and abuse. I hope media would disclose the names of perpetrators soon. Lets hope, just hope that this case would be the last one and no girl would have to lose her life this way ever again.

Sharontina's picture

Hope

Hope is all that is keeping us going and making each strong.

Merlin Sharontina

Thank you for sharing this story Sharontina.

The girl had trust in her parents and the parents are the only people who one can turn to in times of hardship.
But this incident shows that parents need to be empowered and educated.

Had her parents had the courage to take the matter to the authorities the chances of getting justice would be more real.
By killing their own child they have yet again given the message to other future victims to bear it silently.

I can never understand honor killing. The extent to what people are brainwashed to believe that honor killing is better than punishing the abusers the culprits - is just very pathetic.

We cannot hold others accountable without starting with the immediate family first.

Salaam
Aminah

William's picture

innocent girls death

Dear Sharontina, thank you so much for posting this article. What can we do to change things, make police and politicians honest and caring? This seems like a cultural attitude doesn't it? Hang on to hope.
blessings,
William

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