Police in Pakistan have arrested eight men for parading a 14-year-old through a village naked in connection with a dispute over family honour….It is claimed the girl’s brother had been having an affair. When the village council found out they ruled the scorned wife’s family could hit back by punishing the alleged adulterer’s sister.
The horror and humiliation that this young girl endured in order to restore the so-called “honor” of her sister-in-law’s family will soon be forgotten, as it is in the case of every girl and woman whop has been brutalized by this barbaric, misogynistic culture that degrades the value of women and oppresses them.
Yet those who believe in the inferior status of women are now found in all the countries of the West, where many Muslim and infidel women now suffer as a result. All the while, those who expose the beliefs that lead to this treatment are called “Islamophobes.”
“Pakistani girl forced to parade through her village naked”, by Gareth Davies Mailonline, November 2, 2017:
Police in Pakistan have arrested eight men for parading a 14-year-old through a village naked in connection with a dispute over family honour.
The girl was abducted by the gang on October 27 before she was stripped down and forced to run through the streets of Garahmat village in Dera Ismail Khan.
It is claimed the girl’s brother had been having an affair. When the village council found out they ruled the scorned wife’s family could hit back by punishing the alleged adulterer’s sister.
The girl’s family initially claimed the girl was taken to a house, beaten up and stripped by nine people, but later retracted the statement on Monday, according to DAWN.
She was with three of her cousins on the morning of October 27 walking to a local pond to fetch water when she was snatched.
Police are still hunting one suspect, but the other eight appeared before a judge on Wednesday.
Family honor is a sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where nearly 1,000 women are killed by their relatives each year for violating conservative norms on love and marriage.
Village councils have been accused of settling family disputes without involving the judicial system, leading to the abuse of vulnerable relatives.
Just three months ago, members of a village council in Pakistan were arrested for ordering the revenge rape of a teenager because her brother had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in a field.
The arrests, which included the man who allegedly committed the ‘revenge rape’, brings the total number detained to 18, a police source confirmed.
A jirga – or village council – in a suburb of the central city of Multan had ordered the rape of the 16-year-old girl as a punishment, after her brother sexually assaulted a 12-year-old.
She was dragged to the meeting in Rajpur and the horrific retaliation was carried out in front of her parents and the 40 men on the council.
Family member Muhammad Bilal, 25, said after they learned of the first rape – which was committed in July – they went to the 12-year-old’s family to seek forgiveness.
‘Their women started shouting and their men asked us to first bring Umar’s sister (the 16-year-old) then they will talk about it,’ he said.
‘But when we came back with the girl, the men and the council decided that the same act would be done to the girl. What could we do, in our village disputes are settled like this.’
Jirgas, or village councils formed of local elders, are a traditional means of settling disputes in Pakistan’s rural areas, where courts and lawyers are not always accessible or trusted.
Such councils are illegal and have been under fire for their controversial decisions, especially regarding women.
‘What we did was wrong, but this is the way things are done here. We seek pardon and we promise not to do it again,’ said Mohammad Amin, 45, a member of the jirga who is now in police custody…….