Killed twice: Marrying the man who raped her

Published: April 22, 2012

Amina Filali was just sixteen when she ended her life. PHOTO: SCREEN SHOT

A young girl lay dead across the bedroom floor, and a small open bottle lay just mere inches from her hand with the words ‘rat poison’ printed across the label. She had just committed suicide - an act forbidden by the laws of God and nature.

Her reason? She was ordered by a judge to marry the very man who had raped her. Amina Filali was just 16 when she ended her life.

Only last year, Amina’s parents filed charges against their daughter’s rapist who was 10 years older than the teenager. The judge, in the Moroccan city of Tangier, concluded that rather than punishing him, the two must marry.

The decision was taken in order to ‘resolve’ the damage of sexual violation against Amina, to force the boy to do the honourable thing and marry the girl he violated. However, this decision just led to more suffering for her family – the family that despised the rapist, now her husband.

The Moroccan penal code was updated in 2004 in order to give women greater rights. However, with rape cases, the victim is burdened with providing evidence that she was attacked or she risks getting prosecuted for debauchery. According to Moroccan law, rapists are sentenced from five to ten years in prison which can also rise to between 10 and 20 years if the victim is a minor.

Article 475 of the penal code allows the rapist to marry an under-age victim to preserve the honour of the woman’s life. This type of forced marriage stems from local rural traditions to ‘protect’ the honour of girls who have been raped. According to the Moroccan penal code, upon agreeing to marry the victim, the rapist becomes exempt from punishment.

In most cases, like Amina’s, the decision to marry one’s rapist in order to safeguard their own honour leaves the innocent victim at the mercy of the cruel rapist and his family. Similarly, these young girls are often mistreated by the rapist’s family, and they suffer from domestic abuse as well as starvation.

The Moroccan law of ordering the victim to marry her rapist is yet another form of violence and abuse committed against women. The law is utter cruelty disguised in the form of a solution. Rather than safeguarding the honour of women, this law safeguards the honour of men.

Surely, if the decision was taken in Amina’s favour, wouldn’t the judge have sent the rapist to prison or sentenced him to another punishment rather than telling the young girl to tie knot with the man who traumatised her in the worst possible way?

Unfortunately, the justice system is based on such ideologies, which is why perhaps many Moroccan feminists protest that the law should be changed to avoid women marrying their rapists.

One thing is for sure – rapists can never make good husbands. Just think about it; can a man who treats a woman in such a despicable and dishonourable way ever make a good husband? Moreover, can the woman who was brutally raped ever make a good wife to the very man who sodomised her? She will surely hate an resent him for the rest of her life. How on earth could a judge think that marriage could be an apt solution?

The story of Amina is not the first horror story we have heard. It is an all too common phenomenon in Muslim countries to protect one’s honour. My question is, is the honour of a patriarchal society so sacred that the life of a human being becomes insignificant in comparison?

If justice – and I mean, real justice – was to be served to Amina, her rapist would’ve be stoned to death or hanged till his neck broke. The marriage ordered by the judge just goes to prove how strong male dominance is in this world and how weak the female position is.

Even though we go about living in the 21st century, the law, traditions and society values do not differ from the ones in the middle ages. It is high time that women demand their rights; it is high time we speak up for abolishing the law that orders victims to marry their rapists.

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Aneka Chohan

A freelance journalist and human rights activist. She tweets @anekachohan.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • http://pakistani-revival.blogspot.com Ovais

    u are right … there is nothing liberal or feminist about this … its against islam …. a rightest here … that rapist needs to meet his fate ..Recommend

  • Parvez

    Excellent topic and I fully agree with your conclusion.
    Laws are enacted to protect societies and they change with time. These changes are essential and brought about by law makers, but when the quality of the law maker is wanting then progress is hard to come by.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    @Author -

    One thing is for sure – rapists can never make good husbands.

    I agree ! And they shouldn’t even be given the opportunity of becoming husbands. Rapists deserve only one thing – death.

    However, with rape cases, the victim is burdened with providing evidence that she was attacked or she risks getting prosecuted for debauchery.

    I find such laws laughable ! And Evidence ? If they want evidence, why don’t they send victims for a medical examination ? Won’t the results/report be evidence enough ?

    Thirdly, I want to ask what happened to the bloody judge in this case ? He should be put behind bars; he failed not only as a judge but also as a human being.. He has the blood of that girl on his hands.Recommend

  • Afzal Khan

    This ‘advice’ is very common in our own society. Maulvis suggest that the rape victim should be married off to her rapist as she has slept with him and so is now his property. A lot of maulvis also say that sex is sex, that religion doesn’t differentiate between consentual sex or rape.

    In the original Hudood laws, the rape victim was jailed for her ‘crime’ of getting herself raped. And these were the Islamic laws that a dictator gifted to our women and which remained in force for over 2 decades.

    The majority of our society always blamed the rape victim , they always say that the girl must have done something to get raped. The rapist is allowed to go free by our society, he gets to live his life as normal, get married and have a happy family life.Recommend

  • Pollack

    If this can happen in morraco which is a relatively liberal country, I wonder about the fate of woman in such situations in other countries? It’s entirely possible that statics about this particular type of crime is being surpressed. Forcing a rape victim to marry the rapest is a worker crime than the rape itself.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    What’s wrong with these people and all of you?!

    The girl AGREED TO MARRY the gentleman. She was in a RELATIONSHIP. End of the story. Recommend

  • Aaliya Murphy

    @kaalchakra: Try asserting your humour elsewhere. Recommend

  • derpton

    @Author: Don’t you have enough problems in your own country to cover rather than poking in other people’s business ?Recommend

  • http://sanarites.blogspot.com Sana Iqbal

    Actually killed thrice!

    Did you ask her for the permission before publishing her photos?Recommend

  • MarkH

    @Aaliya Murphy:
    That person is really that wrong in the head. They are not making jokes.Recommend

  • Ashish

    @Kaalchakra:Sorry buddy , this is c different blog. It is not of Dr. Lata or Rinkle Kumari. I think you only saw the heading and jumped to the conclusion. Any way , do not worry ,this will start happening in Pakistan looking at the condition of minorities , specially Hindus . Keep the good work going and one day you will be “Pure”.Recommend

  • Liaquat Siddiqui

    This is a very disgusting act which is widely practiced in pakistan. Families force the girl to marry her rapist because in our backward society people still think that a girl should be married to the guy who has sex with her, no matter if he is her rapist.
    Our people think that a family’s ‘honour’ is restored if their daughter,sister ” marries” her rapist. All it does is, is to lead to a lifetime of horror and torture for the girl. The religious leaders do their best to encourage this barbaric practice. This stems from the notion that a woman is the property of man, that a husband is the only one with whom a woman can have a physical relationship, hence when a rapist rapes her , she must be married off to him.
    Giving marriage to your rapist religious legitimacy by uleman and mullahs only increases the horrors rape victims have to face in Muslim countries.Recommend

  • FAZ

    I dont think there is any such horrible event or decision ever taken in the days of the Prophet SAWW or after.
    Cant understand from where it has come?Recommend

  • Aalia Murphy

    @MarkH:
    It speaks volumes about one-third of the ignorant folk that inhibit this country.Recommend

  • Ashar

    “It is high time that women demand their rights; it is high time we speak up for abolishing the law that orders victims to marry their rapists”.

    The last sentence I do not understand, where in the world there is a law that forces a raped woman to marry her rapist.Recommend

  • Vikram

    @Ovais:
    This happens in other Muslim countries too. A few months ago I read story of an Afghani Muslim girl who was convicted for 14 years FOR GETTING RAPED. Guy who raped her got 3 years. Girl was offered a reduce sentenced / freedom from jail if she agreed to marry the rapist who is already married. In many countries poor women can’t even complain about rape for fear of getting killed,by family that encourages rapists to rape them again and again.

    Girls are some times raped by their own family memebers, even mothers of the girls don’t believe they were raped.

    I feel sad for this poor girrl who commited suicide Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    To all haters

    IT DOESNT MATTER if it was some kumari or some Filali. That is for complete hypocrites to fuss over.

    Fact is that there is NO EVIDENCE OF FORCE in getting the lady to marry the man. She agreed. Without that Nikah would not take place. She even had a relationship with the man.

    Yes, it is sad that for whatever reason they lady ended her life. But connecting that to her marriage is unethical, irresponsible, and without any factual basis. Please let’s not get bent out of shape over a total non-issue, other than her suicide – which is as unfortunate as all suicides are.Recommend

  • Pollack

    @kaalchakra: “Fact is that there is NO EVIDENCE OF FORCE in getting the lady to marry the man. She agreed. Without that Nikah would not take place. She even had a relationship with the man.”

    Most people don’t interpret a man raping a woman as a “relationship” between them. You obviously don’t belong that group of people.Recommend

  • Jai

    This is shameful indeed. Infact, it has also been suggested in the past by an ignorant lower court judge in India too. There is even some not so old bollywood movies that have promoted this sort of thing. It’s shameful that a victim is forced to marry her rapist so she can relive her violation for her entire life and to cook and clean for the same rapist. This shameful practice has sometimes also been seen as a solution by women because in poor and ignorant societies the woman gets “badnaami” for being the victim of a crime and they have no alternative as nobody else would marry her and she has no financial independence to lead her own life. It is very much linked to the financial independence of women and should be seen as such. I hope women get the right to work in all Islamic countries as this problem is more severe there where in some countries they are not even allowed to drive, work or even venture out without a male guardian. Also, many of the Sharia laws like producing four male witnesses to testify rape are simply ridiculous. A rape has to be ascertained in a scientific manner gathering evidence including medical tests. To rely on mere testimony which may not be forthcoming because of cultural prejudices and a belief in “family honour” or the absence of witnesses is a great injustice.Recommend

  • Amjad

    And we wonder why the world looks down on Arabs, Iranians and Muslims in general when women are treated so badly in Arab societies.Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    This is exactly what happened to Rinkle Khanna and worse.

    She was forced to marry her rapist and also forced to take up the religion of her rapist.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    Pollack

    Genius, the lady agreed to marry the man, instead of pursuing a case against him, IF there was a rape. Neither of us was there, so other than self-righteousness, you have little to go on.

    Now, if it makes you feel good to rant and rave against the injustices of the world in this case, be my guest.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    Pollack and other people who are out to set right an unjust world

    Someone sent me this link. One more thing for you to shed tears over -

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/75518Recommend

  • Yuri Kondratyuk

    Something similar happened in India few years ago. A father-in-law raped his daughter-in-law. Coming from a muslim family, the poor woman sought the help of the honorable mullahs. They decided that she divorce her husband and marry the father-in-law as per the shariah.

    Just imagine. She was raped , she needs to marry the rapist and she is going to lose her husband.Recommend

  • gp65

    @kaalchakra: “Genius, the lady agreed to marry the man, instead of pursuing a case against him, IF there was a rape. Neither of us was there, so other than self-righteousness, you have little to go on.”

    The lady did not AGREE to marry the man, she was ordered to do so by the judge.The fact that the judge ordered the marriage also puts paid to your other claim that shemarried him ISNTEAD of pursuing a case. Obviously she DID pursue a case.

    Please read articles before you get bent out shape and make wild statements unsubstantiated by facts.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    gp65

    The court RECOMMENDED. The lady and her family AGREED (for whatever reasons which you may or may not appreciate).

    So, do you have any evidence, even a shred of evidence, that the lady was dragged kicking and screaming to her marriage?

    No.

    Unless a woman agrees, she cannot be married.Recommend

  • Sane

    @Afzal Khan
    Why Islam and Moulvi comes under criticism? This has no relevance to Islam or Moulvi. These are not the Islam’s teaching and judgment is also not according to Sharia Laws. Please be on the topic and do not use your venom against Islam in matters rather irrelevant to.Recommend

  • Hamid Khan

    Getting married to a person who humiliated you in the strongest possible way is something beyond understanding. He should be stoned till-death, the only way to provide real justice. Recommend

  • Sane

    @mr. righty rightist
    You have extremely poor knowledge; no body raped her if you are referring to rinkle kumari, not khanna. If yes, then this also depicts your poor knowledge. She embraced Islam at her own free will. She admitted so in the open court and in front of free media. Court asked her to go wherever she wanted even to her parents. But, she refused and opted her husband. Please do not try to turn the facts in an ugly way.Recommend

  • khan of quetta

    @Afzal Khan:
    dont spread liesRecommend

  • Ayesha Pervez

    Im scared of men like Kaalchakra… the way this fellow thinks… makes me shudder to the bone. Anyway I have read this story and the girl was forced by her mother to marry her rapist to protect honour in society… thats what the father told the reporters. Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    @Sane whites “You have extremely poor knowledge; no body raped her if you are referring to rinkle kumari, not khanna. If yes, then this also depicts your poor knowledge. She embraced Islam at her own free will. She admitted so in the open court and in front of free media. Court asked her to go wherever she wanted even to her parents. But, she refused and opted her husband. Please do not try to turn the facts in an ugly way.”

    That’s what appeared from the fake court room drama that was run by your government.

    Rinkle Kumari was kidnapped, forced converted and raped. Then the great court, in its brilliant judgment, sends her to her husband’s (rapist’s) home. This after the girl’s desire to go to her parents’ home!

    The poor girl was threatened to say that she accepted Islam on her own. This whole drama stinks to high heavens. Anyone with a little common sense sees the rape here. Otherwise, why would your society be rotting in every aspect?

    But not Pakistanis. Because, common sense is expensive Pakistan.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    People who should be stoned to death are those who will take away a woman’s choice to marry whosoever she wishes, particularly after she has been raped. Is she to be left alone in the world with no-one to marry her? Only she and her family understand her situation and choices. People sitting in their homes passing ridiculous pseudo moral judgements about rinkel kumari or ms filali need to shut up. Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    sane

    As this link at Let Us Build Pakistan suggests, Rinkle Kumari may have had a couple of doubts along the way

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/75518

    But I am very glad she is a Muslim now. And to me, she saw the Light of Islam and marriage to a Muslim man on her own free will with no force from anyone else. Some people just see force against women everywhere!Recommend

  • Critical

    @Moderators

    May I know the reason behind allowing Kaalchakra’s comments to be published??
    Does his comments make any sense or any meaningful contribution???Dont they reflect any inkling of truth or logic?? He couldnt resist to take a cheap shot at a woman’s death and is talking nonsense…Honestly,I would love to meet such person in real life to teach him basic manners…

    Are u being instructed to follow the age old formula “Controversy creates cash”? The more controversial the comments,the more replies and hits they receive,which directly contributes the ad revenue….
    Already many sites like Times Of India and rediff are doing this to increase their revenue…Of course,these sites are generating revenue,but they lost their credibility over papers like “The Hindu” and “Indian Express”…

    Do you want to make this express tribune a place where the worst minds of India and Pakistan take cheap shots at each other??Do you want to lose your credibility among other newspapers

    I know you guys read this before deciding to publish it…So please take a copy of it and show it to other mods as a humble complaint from a frustrated reader….I just want to be heard amongst you guys..whether you act on it or not is entirely your decisionRecommend

  • raw is war

    Having cake and eating too- happens all the time in Islamic nations.Recommend

  • Muslim

    @Afzal Khan:

    “In the original Hudood laws, the rape victim was jailed for her ‘crime’ of getting herself raped. And these were the Islamic laws that a dictator gifted to our women and which remained in force for over 2 decades.”

    You are very, very ignorant about Islamic laws. Islam punishes the rapists and not the victim. Islam is not what “Maulvi saab” said; Islam is what is legislated in the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah.
    Recommend

  • gp65

    @Critical:
    I agree with Critical. I find many of Kaalchakra’s comments weird and I am sure he finds my comments weird. But we can all live with opposing opinions. However the opinions expressed in this blog are just shocking. Am disappointed that such hate speech can be permitted about a poor helpless girl who was first raped, then forcibly married to her tormentor and thus driven to suicide..Recommend

  • gp65

    @Ashar: “The last sentence I do not understand, where in the world there is a law that forces a raped woman to marry her rapist.”

    If yo uhear the video that goes with the blog, it states that there are 12 countries including Morocco, where a rapist can escape punishment if they offer to marry the girl and she accepts. There is one country Costa Rica where the rapist can escape punishment as long as he offers marriage – EVEN if the girl rejects. Think about it for a moment. If the girl put in a polic complaint and took a man to the court by accusing him of rape, what is the likelihood that this girl would of her own free will agree to marry such a boy?Recommend

  • Ek Insaan

    @Muslim: says”You are very, very ignorant about Islamic laws. Islam punishes the rapists and not the victim. Islam is not what “Maulvi saab” said; Islam is what is legislated in the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah”.

    Some Islamic scholar suggested that Pakistan should make the requirement of 4 pious Muslim men witnesses who actually saw the woman getting penetrated to prove a rape.Recommend

  • HinduWomanMuslimWoman

    Kalchakra’s comments were bad but they are very same we Hindus hear from Muslims all times. Hundreds of Hindu women have been abducted, raped married to their rapist. Some may be elopement but I know many are not. Ever ask why no Muslim woman elopes Hindu man. My childhood friend was married forcibly to old Muslim man raped. Police didnt register case! Muslim woman’s story everyone believes and feels sad right but for Hindu woman what Muslim man says is believed? Why no Muslim woman even help us???? Worst is the open threats by Muslims and they make fun of us. We have to live with Kalchakras all around us in neighborhood.

    Shame on all heartless hypocrites.

    Pakistani Hindu WomanRecommend

  • Silent Watcher

    It was amusing to watch Muslim from both sides of the border spring to “defend” Express Tribune from being destroyed by Kaal Chakra while they sat unmoved by dozens of similar comments against Hindu women.

    Will Express Tribune explain to its readers what kind of religious bigotry it allows to be published? Why are “Sane” insane comments allowed to be published? Why is “Muslim” allowed to ramble on with his bigoted comments? If Express Tribune is interested in becoming a respectable site, its readers have a right to knowRecommend

  • Rogan Josh

    Very sad. Something is very wrong when this is considered law and the state doesn’t correct the situation. Primitive thinking. I would like to be able to say it has nothing to do with Islam, but it seems unlikely.Recommend

  • Cynical

    @ ET moderator
    @ All those who are uncomfortable with @kaalchakra’s comments.

    I don’t agree with @kaalchakra’s worldview and the opinions that come out of it.

    But as Evelyn Beatrice Hall (written under the pseudonym S. G. Tallentyre in her 1906 biographical book The Friends of Voltaire) so elquently summarised the great French philosopher’s views on one’s right to express him/herself, in her oft quoted line ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    At the end likes of kaalchakra’s (and lets not delude ourselves that they are only a few) comments also serves a purpose in letting us know the degree of bigotry that exists in both societies (Pakistan and India).

    Also don’t ignore the entertainment value of it.Recommend

  • Critical

    Dear All,

    I think not many have understood the actual message of the blog…The Blogger is against a law by Morroccan govt not against Islam…

    We need condemn and defend Islam as everyone knows that every religion has its drawbacks.But we need to pass valid laws to make sure that the Human Rights are not violated.

    According to Hinduism,Sati is legal..But according to Indian Penal Code,its punishable crime
    Christianity allows “free thinking” women to be burnt at stake..But no Christian govt allows this practice….

    Honor Killing exists both in India and Jordan.But in India,the killers are punished by law,while in Jordan,they are let free…

    India was not taken hijacked by Hindu fundamentals because we have a just and secular Indian Penal Code which doesnt allow religious sentiments in implementing laws..So can be said in many countries…

    Its time Islamic countries started modifying their laws to suit the 21st century and dont add “threat to Islam” to every changeRecommend

  • alicia

    @Kaalchakra your comments make me sick. I hope somebody shows you the light one of these days otherwise with that thinking I am scared of what you might be capable of.Recommend

  • http://www.facebook.com/britishmuslims Mohammed Abbasi

    Under Shariah the man would be executed not given the victim as want the Mullahs – Respect Islam and Respect Humanity.

    Muslims and Islam are attacked not just by the Islamophobes but also so-called Muslims who wish to promote such filth in the name of the last prophet pbuh, we should be ashamed at not helping the weak and innocent when they are persecuted.

    Mohammed Abbasi
    Association of British Muslims est 1889Recommend

  • Ashraf P

    Disgusting state of affairs – marry the same rapist ? How much more primitive can it get??Recommend

  • Danish Bhat

    @people who are happy because all the the three girls choose to be Muslim..

    Please do not look at Rinkle Kumari’s case just an issue between two religions…. I know in Pakistan minorities are going through hell because of fanatic peoples… Only once during all The statements made by Rinkle Kumari she spoke her mind and heart… when on 26th of March she felt some hope.. She felt there could be justice for her and many more girls like her…she cried…she shouted..she begged the supreme court to let her go to her parents and not to some shelter home..She stated “I would rather die than to convert to islam”..Alas, nobody listened to her…in rest of the cases when statements were made she was always surrounded by Muslim fanatics, not even a single member of her family/hindu community was around !!! Under these circumstances how can one expect free will/speech?

    Can you ever imagine that a girl from your family would not even like to see her family members (father, mother, brother n sisters) even if she converts to another religion??? Rinkle Kumari was not even allowed to meet her parents when she was produced in court in all other hearings. In Ghotki her case was up at 7:30 am whereas official timing of the court is 9:00 am in the morning!!!! Can’t you see something fishy here? Hindus were not even allowed to enter court room… isn’t that a clear indication of religious intimidation of hindus.. Why in Pakistan when a girl converted to islam by her apparent “free will” she is not allowed to visit her parents? Do you think she could ever choose that? Why does court stop them from having contact with their family? Do you think that she won’t like to even see the people (after her conversion) who raised her, who gave her life? I know in some cases the conversion might not be forced but by enlarge they are.

    What pains me more is that even some women folks from Pakistan are hailing the so called final verdict of the supreme court.. Why can’t they feel the pain of these girls? Just because they were hindus !!! Can’t we ever think beyond religion? Can’t we ever think about being human first? Please Pakistani women rise up to the occasion protect your Hindu sisters from these crimes..they are weak, they are in danger help them out..

    For all those people who think that truth is her statement on 18th April where she choose to go with her husband/rapist/perpetrator; please think by keeping religious sentiment aside, think on humanitarian ground too… If you cannot feel the pain of these girls you must be having a heart of stone.. I really feel sorry for these girls and their families.

    Forget about being killed twice, by not being able to protect these girls Pakistani judiciary system have allowed the perpetrators to kill these girls millions of time before they actually die. They will be living in the house of their rapist!!!! He has been granted permission by the court to rape the girl legally and to humiliate her and her religion!!!! This decision of Supreme Court will strengthen these fanatics and many more Rinkle Kumaries will be at receiving end…. Because at the end here statement would read “ I became Muslim of my own free will and married the person who has been charged of kidnapping/raping me through mutual consent because I was in love with him” so what if the person was already married and had 3/4 kids and my family members (the father n mother who gave birth to her, her brothers, sisters and her relative) are harassing me because I am a Muslim now.. Court will pronounce that girl should be with her so called husband….. CASE CLOSED.. “Victory for Islam n Victory for Pakistan” because a Hindu girl had accepted that she became a Muslim by her free will… What a justice???? There could never have been a death as worst as this. Kudos to Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and the judiciary system for giving the fair trial to girls, for trying to protect Pakistan’s face on forced conversions, for handing the girls to their rapist and to solve the case in just two hearings. Judiciary system seems to be quite effective in Pakistan.

    It’s time for the sensible people in Pakistan to go through introspection and bring some changes in the system before it become too late…

    Danish BhatRecommend

  • http://bigsaf.newsvine.com bigsaf

    Leave it to far right conservative extremist stupidity justifying inhumane practices against victims, via absurd illogic, lies, propaganda and spin to censor any notion of abuse in fake “Islamic in name only” or weak cultural ‘honour’ societies simply to protect their own feeble image deluded in faux fantasized superficial ideological narrative. They sell it as Islam, but really their own whimsical patriarchal culture, jahil, munafiq and kharjite irreligious version perversion.

    Ridiculously and hypocritically berating everyone, of ‘judging’, when themselves didn’t read (or incapable to register) facts laid out in the article, nor take issue with the un-Islamic and immoral ruling by the judge, compounding pressure and torment on the aggrieved family on incorrect notions of ‘honour’, or actually incredulously believing marrying a rapist was a legit Islamic option! Tauba.

    Forced marriages are haram, let alone one with a rapist. NO Islamic or Shariah law favours rapists in way of marriage or shaming victimized women and families by suggesting such despicable illegal un-Islamic notions in way to preserve their misogynist tribal ‘honour’. Unfortunately a lot of zalim and ill-informed idiots actually believe it’s ‘Shariah’, when Shariah demands accepting a woman’s accusation, without question or witnesses (Surprised? unlike the un-Islamic Deoband/Wahhabi Pakistani Hudood Ordinance twisted mockery. A law of 4 eye witnesses to save men and women from falsehood and slander of adultery, like it did Biwi Aisha, is now used against female rape victims to prove innocence!), and delivering swift punishment. The judge should be condemned and sacked, the rapist hanged, the society of weak, twisted and uneducated cultural Muslim men and women who failed to stand up and instead isolated the victimized family and teenager, should be ashamed.

    What crazy twisted passionate rhetoric and un-Islamic innovative thinking of wanting to stone anyone “denying” a raped woman from marrying her rapist!! La hawla quta illa billah! Can’t make this stuff up! And the pathetic excuses of Kicking and screaming…wow…the crime of ‘forced marriage’ can be nulled even on the silence, or a suspect ‘yes’, or the illegal grounds of marriage through emotional, financial, physical extortion, exploitation or likewise, of the bride or groom. It’s retarded and can only be accepted by those with views akin to backward tribal cultural 3rd world communities that force marriage or Taliban/Deoband/Wahhabi fanatics.Recommend

  • good good

    Why she went with that man in such circumstances where she could be raped? Ofcourse she had some sort of a relation with him. and if he had sex with her then thats not pure rape. maybe he just went a little bold which the girl later realized was wrong and regretted. but put all the blame on the man bcoz man did it to her.

    and it was a good decision to get them married. specially when she agreed too.

    I dont know why westerners try to show they are right and pakistan and muslim countries are always wrong. Recommend

  • Veronique

    @Cynical:
    Yes, but the other person has just as much right to disagree.Recommend

  • https://www.facebook.com/bonniemaydown Veronique

    Until women are accepted as equal in Islamic countries there will be no happiness or justiceRecommend

  • danish bhat

    @good good:

    I think u r grossly mistaken !!!! she didnt went …. she was abducted from her home… n then kept at places at the mercy of her perpetrators… god only knows what she n all the other unfortunate girls like her go through..

    Let me give u some eye openers…hindus constituted about 15-20% of pakistani population at the time of independence now its marely above 1% !!! Can u tell me Y ?

    Every year hundreds of pakistani hindu families come to Indai on tourist visas, never to return back..why would a family leave there county to live in refugee camps in onter nations ? All of them have same horror stories to share..sometimes, their wives are kidnapped even after they had kids !! never to be seen again by her child and other family members…somtimes it is small girls of the age of 12-13 years, and somtimes the targets are marriagble hindu girls.. the wealthy people go to western countries.. What could be the possible reason for their exodus ?

    About 25-30 hindu girls suffer similar fate every month in pakistan.. This is not a report made by india or fabricated by western countries to defame pakistan !!! It is a report from Human Right Commission pakistan.. Can u defy these stats ?

    And also, hindu marriages are very hard to register in pakistan, thats y lots of newly married women become easy target of these lusty fanatic people as the women and her family will never be able to give a lawfull proof of their marriage.. Even after so many years of independence, hindus are facing such inhuman discrimination in pakistan… shame of islam biased judiciary system of pakistan where minorities are tortured and law supports it…

    According to another report from pakistan itself 75% of hindu women face sexual harrasment by these fanatics… will u still say that the world is unfair in criticizing pakistan ?

    Dont u think the system itself is racist as by law no hindu how-so-ever capable he/she is will ever be allowed to be a prime-minister or president of pakistan ???? Y this religion based discrimination again hindus ? And I know that voting rights of hindus in pakistan are also not proper…

    There are many other facts that i could have given…but i think for the time being this much is enough for u to ponder upon n go through introspection..

    Danish Bhat…Recommend

  • danish bhat

    @good good:

    @good good:

    I think u r grossly mistaken !!!! she didnt went …. she was abducted from her home… n then kept at places at the mercy of her perpetrators… god only knows what she n all the other unfortunate girls like her go through..

    Let me give u some eye openers…hindus constituted about 15-20% of pakistani population at the time of independence now its marely above 1% !!! Can u tell me Y ?

    Every year hundreds of pakistani hindu families come to Indai on tourist visas, never to return back..why would a family leave there county to live in refugee camps in onter nations ? All of them have same horror stories to share..sometimes, their wives are kidnapped even after they had kids !! never to be seen again by her child and other family members…somtimes it is small girls of the age of 12-13 years, and somtimes the targets are marriagble hindu girls.. the wealthy people go to western countries.. What could be the possible reason for their exodus ?

    About 25-30 hindu girls suffer similar fate every month in pakistan.. This is not a report made by india or fabricated by western countries to defame pakistan !!! It is a report from Human Right Commission pakistan.. Can u defy these stats ?

    And also, hindu marriages are very hard to register in pakistan, thats y lots of newly married women become easy target of these lusty fanatic people as the women and her family will never be able to give a lawfull proof of their marriage.. Even after so many years of independence, hindus are facing such inhuman discrimination in pakistan… shame of islam biased judiciary system of pakistan where minorities are tortured and law supports it…

    According to another report from pakistan itself 75% of hindu women face sexual harrasment by these fanatics… will u still say that the world is unfair in criticizing pakistan ?

    Dont u think the system itself is racist as by law no hindu how-so-ever capable he/she is will ever be allowed to be a prime-minister or president of pakistan ???? Y this religion based discrimination again hindus ? And I know that voting rights of hindus in pakistan are also not proper…

    There are many other facts that i could have given…but i think for the time being this much is enough for u to ponder upon n go through introspection..

    Danish Bhat…Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain

    There is a case in Muslim History>

    One old man Grabbed and dragged a young man holding his neck to the Qazi. Old man said that this young man raped my daughter, i want you to kill him.
    Qazi after few moment suggested the old man to marry her daughter to this young man.
    Old man get angry that how come i marry my girl with the rapist.

    Qazi told the old man to put the sword in the Niam (the cover in which Swords were placed) in Qazi’s hand.

    When old man tried to put in it, the qazi put or take Niam in side. Trying this by two or three times, the old man said how can i put the sword in when You dont want to be put in.

    The Qazi told the old man that, the same in the case of your Daughter, what can this young man do when your daughter doesn’t want any.

    The Old man got the point and did the same to his daughter.

    While in the case of this 16 year old, She might be in taunting by her family members. So she couldn’t bear the pressure and taunting of the society and committed suicide, She was just 16.Recommend