Raped on Christmas

Published: October 15, 2011

12-year-old Mary* was gang raped for 8 months.

 A 12-year-old Christian girl was gang raped repeatedly, forced to convert to Islam and was then married to one of her attackers in Lahore. I got to know about this case a few days ago, and since then, I have not been able to overcome feelings of disgust and sorrow. I have been unable to sleep.

An FIR was filed against unknown people on January 5, 2011 – FIR No 18/11, to the Factory Area Police Station, district Shaikhupura, Lahore. When I called the concerned police station to make inquiries the sub-inspector was hesitant to talk about the incident. However, when I strictly asked him about the case (pretending to be a crime-reporter) he asked me to call him later. Eventually, he told me the case was filed against unknown persons by the father of the victim.

I learnt that Mary*, 12, daughter of Mr Asif*, who is employed as a sweeper at WAPDA, resident of, Shahdara, Lahore, was kidnapped by two men alleged to be the members of a banned religious organization.

According to the sub-inspector she was abducted on Christmas Eve while her parents were not in the house.

Mary was then driven to a distant place where she was dropped off to a house and gang raped repeatedly for many days. Moreover, she was forced to sign marriage documents to one of the perpetrators. She was then taken to several places and beaten until she converted to Islam.

It is very distressing but not surprising to realize that the police did not take any action for eight months despite the filed case.

According to a report published by the Asian Human Rights, in the first week of September 2011, after more than eight months of her abduction, Mary called her family from Tandianwalla, district Faisalabad, 190 kilometers from Lahore, and told them that she had been kidnapped but had escaped and was hiding at a bus stop. Her devastated parents, subsequently rushed there and recovered her. She was brought back to her home and her parents took her before the First Class Magistrate, factory area, Shahdara, who recorded her statement under section 164 Criminal Prosecution Code, but did not order any action for her protection or a medical checkup.

The rapists then immediately contacted the police through their religious group affiliation and produced a marriage certificate showing that one of them was married to her. When Mary’s parents went to the factory area police station to change the FIR to include the names of the rapists in the case, the police refused point blank and insisted that it would be better to hand over the girl to her ‘legal husband’, otherwise legal action could be taken against them.

It is tremendously sad to know that this Christian family is hiding, not only from the rapists but also from the police.

Ironically, the police never thought to ask the alleged men how a girl of 12 years of age could be married when, according to the law, marriage under the age of 16 is illegal. This is yet another example of how the Punjab provincial Government is supporting banned militant organizations.

It is not surprising that the government, which always claims that religious minorities are enjoying security and rights like other citizens, turns a blind eye. Even law enforcement authorities prefer to work under the pressure of the religious extremist groups.

My telephonic conversation with the sub inspector also revealed that the names of the alleged criminals, have still not been included in the FIR and the case is either pending or has been closed.

With absolutely no hope from the government or ‘free judiciary’, I request the media, activists and human rights organizations, to investigate the case of the innocent victim and prosecute all the perpetrators involved in the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl for eight months. The police officers, who failed to act on the complaint of the victim’s father, must be prosecuted for their negligence and support of the criminals.

Where is the girl and her family now? On what money are they surviving?

Has Mary received any treatment? We don’t know.

However, the one thing we do know is that they are definitely not safe.

*Name has been changed to protect the victim’s identity.


Ammar Aziz

An independent filmmaker and political activist who teaches film theory at NCA. He blogs at ammar-aziz.blogspot.com and tweets at @ammar_aziz

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

  • Phatty

    Normally, I don’t wish for anyone’s death…or for anyone to have a torturous life…but when I read such things, I wish I could personally torture such people.

    What Jigsaw makes each one of those people go through in all those Saw series, I wish I could do the exact same, and at the end, kill them.

    The height of disgust and hatred I feel for such people surpasses the one I feel for any of my personal enemies.Recommend

  • http://www.tanzeel.wordpress.com Tanzeel

    A classic example of “Two Nation Theory”Recommend

  • Random Name

    It’s pretty messed up. The mindset is the same as Mumtaz Qadri’s. And I would like to know how these Islamists will support this.Recommend

  • http://dinopak.wordpress.com Hasan

    Thousands and thousands of (so called) religious men protest for the freedom of Mumtaz Qadri, but they don’t see these crimes, it is like to them, these things aren’t happening in our society and the only thing that is threatening Islam is the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri. Then they claim they want Pakistan to be the ‘MODEL ISLAMIC STATE’.

    Last night, I was watching a program of Mubasher Lucman, in which he introduced a 7 year old girl who was raped. Where are the freaking clerics? Why don’t they give out any ‘liable to kill’ fatwas for these monsters who roam freely in our society? Oh wait they are out protesting for that Killer Qadri.Recommend

  • M Ali Khan

    Mard-e-momins in action. Recommend

  • http://salmanlatif.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/how-do-you-like-em-bananas Salman Latif

    The people who kidnapped and raped the girl, as divulged by the police inspector, are obviously a part of a religious group, So we have saviours of Islam who now think that raping non-Muslims is a deed of ‘sawab’, eh?
    We definitely can not hope ANY justice being served to the poor girl and her family. And the government is too ‘pious’ to take any action against the religious madmen. Let’s hope this gets on the media and gets some attention. That remains the only way of getting justice in Pakistan.

    I’m sharing this on my fb. I’d ask everyone to share too, for that’s only one small act we do in helping this girl get justice! Recommend

  • Mazher Arshad

    Indeed its very sad to see happening in our society. The rapists must be punished to death, they must be hanged in front of public.

    BUT I would like the readers and the Blogger to take one thing into consideration: The rapists were bunch of morons and filthy people, if they forced her to convert to Islam then this act can never be attributed to society.

    The way you have written that “She was forced to convert to Islam”, this might give impression to others (particularly to Non-Muslims readers living outside Pakistan) that Muslims do such acts. By an inhumane act of an ignorant-rapist, Muslims can never be blamed of this act.

    Some liberals and secular might now even target Religious people and will blame them for this act of terrorism.

    Secondly, this forceful conversion to Islam story is just mentioned by the Blogger. The original news, whose link is provided in this Blog, never mentions that they forced him to convert to Islam.

    Islam is a religion of peace and this religion can never tolerate such inhumane acts. The rapists were not the right followers of Islam that’s why out of ignorance they might have forced her to convert to Islam. The rapists must be punished and hanged to death.Recommend

  • mik

    One sided reporting…….Don’t connect it with Islam. All liberals should embrace Christianity if they are not happy with Islam and Muslims. A criminal should be treated as criminal why they are always connected to Islam. Have a courage to publish it as well.Recommend

  • http://fruitforbidden.wordpress.com/ Forbidden Fruit

    I wonder who has brought more shame to Islam – the much abhorred Liberals or the pious conservatives themselves?!

    A Centrist.

  • wat ???????

    i think ET OUGHT to delete the address of the victim from this piece.God save pakistan ! Recommend

  • http://a-exam.blogspot.com/ VCP-510

    Really it is bad news. We must need to focus in this crime because it is growing day by day. Problem is how to solve this. How to Stop the Anti Islam from like this behavior.. Recommend

  • Sana Imran

    Shame on us…Recommend

  • Abbas

    I am officially ashamed of my nationality and for being such a weak Muslim that I cannot kill these so-called Muslims. We think that as Muslims it is our birth right to go to heaven. But we are all going to burn… in hell… forever. Allah is not going to forgive a single Pakistani. We are not a special race. This is not Islam. What Islam are we practicing ? Which Islam gave us a right to do this to non-Muslims ? I thought in a Muslim state, it was Muslims who were responsible for safety of non-Muslims. Are these guys Muslims at all? And we who simply ignore such horrible things, are WE Muslims? We are all going to hell. We will burn. You mark my words. If non-Muslims are not safe in a Muslim state, how could we raise our voice for safety of Muslims in non-Muslim countries ? Bloody hypocrites !! Damn such Muslims man. Thanks to us, we are the worst nation on earth. I feel sick in my stomach. I wish I could kill these men and then kill myself !! And where the hell is media ? Why wouldnt they make a hype of this news now? Because this news just wouldnt sell in a bloody Muslim country !! And an 8th grader’s mistake would be published by all means !! Thanks for freedom of speech !! Nobody is going to raise their voice because our Muslim brothers will kill us for blasphemy !! I need to vomit ! Recommend

  • wat ???????

    why not ship all minorities to a diff country since they are not safe in pakistan …………….food for thought.Recommend

  • LOveableLion

    Disgusting this is, by each passing moment we are developing such bruteness in our societies.. Once Iqbal very rightiously said “I see Muslims here but Islam in the West”…its totally answerless, how could a Muslim thought to make people concieve Islam by such way??
    This suppose to be th grand game of defaming Islam, because Islam is
    nt that harder to understand and making people confuse either what their doings are right or wrong..Whoever is doing this on the name of Islam should`nt accepted as Muslim, nor could a muslim do this…Recommend

  • amir

    This is yet another example of how the Punjab provincial Government is supporting banned militant organizations , where it shows that Punjab Government was supporting them ?
    How lame of a journalist to make such statement without any proof ?
    If one department (police) is not working properly, then its nor performing well in any province.
    Irs sad what happened with the 12 year old girl but even sad of manipulating her case for own sake !Recommend

  • Akber

    its more common in interior Sindh where every year hundreds of hindu girls are kidnaped in similar fashion, at times raped and than force to convert and marry the rapist.Recommend

  • Modazul

    Sad very sad. However we shouldn’t forget that it’s not just them but even Muslim boys and girls are kidnapped and gang raped and even killed. It’s not just christians having a bad time, it’s every ordinary Peace loving Pakistani that is also suffering.Recommend

  • A.Khan

    I dont think this is something to do with the religion. This happens to muslim women as well, everyday. Nothing exception…Recommend

  • mik

    @Abbas; What happened with the 12 year old girl is not limited only to minorities. Don’t you see the student raped in Shahkot. Was Mukhtaran Mai a christian? This is not being happened solely with the minorities. This problem is rapidly increasing withing our society and being the civilized member of the society, we need to point out these evil acts and try to root out the causes. Solidarity with the every child and every girl.Recommend

  • http://www.rafayqureshi.com Rafay Qureshi

    This is so Disgusting Open Mullagardi!Recommend

  • Mj

    Poor girl. I hope she gets justice soon. The behavior of police in handling of this case is absolutely deplorable, not to mention the fact that a ‘religious’ organization is patronizing rapists. These incidents are far too common in less developed muslim majority countries and should be a cause of great concern.
    Wiki linkRecommend

  • Arsalan

    If someone brings this up, i will deny that i am a Pakistani Muslim.. I am as ashamed as i could be..Recommend

  • wat ???????

    u know i really see a whole lot of good in some pakistanis here … why dont u people form a group of like minded individuals and fight against these injustices ?? one person cant do enough .. but if a thousand of u get together i m sure u will be able to make a difference .. writing / reading blogs won’t help ….. its time for concrete action. god bless you all n ur country.Recommend

  • MF Hussain

    aur islam islam karoRecommend

  • http://dinopak.wordpress.com Hasan

    I agree with people who are claiming that this is not limited to minorities in Pakistan, though they fail to see the bigger picture here. While she was ‘still’ being raped she was forced to convert to Islam!!!! Now how should I not see as this being a connection to the hardlined religion fundamentalists?

    Really! You convert a girl to Islam by force and continue raping her? Does this happen with every Muslim woman?Recommend

  • yawar

    common i know what these liberals are upto.They donot mentions about the country where maximum rapes occur america,southafricaetc.Are these muslim countries?but for these liberals they are ideal countries.they will be happy if there are nude movies and brothels in muslim countries.As far as these muslims are considered if this news is true they deserve only one sentence in islam that is death penality but pakistan is not an islamic country thanks to these liberals Liberals are the last ones to talk about modesty,when their mothers,sisters and they themselves indulge in fornication and adultery everyday and this is sign of enlightment for themRecommend

  • http://www.elucidations.org Abu Bakr

    The fact that the gang rape was followed by a forced conversion to Islam, gives religion a bad bad BAD name. These people are not human.Recommend

  • http://facebook.com/aleeyh Muhammad Ali Khan

    I wish I couldn’t have came across this article :-( No words to… shamed to be a member of such wild community. Recommend

  • Cheddar Man

    Speaking as a devout atheist, I’m glad that he in his divine wisdom made us mortals, so that this nightmare could end!!Recommend

  • Leila Rage

    When I say I hate Pakistan, and I hate the fact that I was born a Pakistani people usually blow up and go all “patriotic” and start screaming about how Pakistan is our identity and its our home etc. But how can I call a place home where women are raped, mutilated, killed and made to parade the streets unclothed? How can I love the country which has no respect for womanhood, where there is NO justice for anyone, where the police and governement dont give a damn about anything but their bloody black market and embezzled money?

    This is SOOOO disgusting. I think these freaks should get the treatment from ‘I spit on Your grave’ (a very disturbing movie that i have only heard about…it sounds too terrible to watch).Why is our wretched country only over-run with perverts and mntally ill creeps with tonnes of supporters?

    People should take to the streets and find these people and torture them to a most horrible death and set an example. we can’t hope for justice from the police, we need vigilante justice.Recommend

  • Leila Rage

    @Yawar: ok so rapes occur all over the world, but that doesn’t make it OK. The thing is, as Muslims we are supposed to be exemplary human beings (sadly we are very far off the mark) and what bigger blasphemy could there be against God to defile His creation, to jump into the pit of depravity and fall even lower than animals from the high status He gave us as human beings? Why should we talk about whats happening in africa or the usa? We dont live there, we live in Pakistan, thats why we’re cconcerned about whats happening here.
    Not all “liberals” are alcoholics and philanderers. Personally, I’d rather end up with a “liberal” than a sick mullah like the ones who attacked this 12yr old CHILD. The real corruptts are the hypocrites who feel they are doing Islam a service and gaining hoors in heaven by doing this sick crimes. Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Now this is sad, we need to be ashamed of our self, that these are the people who called themselves MuslimsRecommend

  • Simran Ahuja

    This is really disgusting! Come on man! This is so not done!Recommend

  • india….

    hi leila – i l;ove the comment you made here and i love ur comments on various articles that i have read on women’s issues etc. you should write an article urself …. you write really well. Not only is the grammar good, the logic is sound as well ! great going ! Recommend

  • LOveableLion

    Laila [email protected]
    Yawar gave example about those states because most of we debaters are seeming to be extreme type of self-degradation, they are criticiseing their culture, their norms and their social living classes in a way, as if they were not Human beings, most of us Honourables are neglecting the fact that World is full of Human beings and HUman beings are wrong at their each an every step, they are crime commeting, lustious, harmfull and selfish all the way, for that they seek shelter in every religious,Moralistic and nomancultural theologies… may i say saying harsh against anything religious theology must watch Men is literious animal than pork, n could do anything against anybody…Religion or any earthy theology is`nt responsible for an individual act of an organization or sect…Recommend

  • http://www.tarpley.net Moise

    Where is Asma Jehangir, GEO and their huqooq-e-niswan bill?Recommend

  • LOveableLion

    we are the pitty nation because, we have made ourselves like that. Instand of doing something practically against odds of the society we use to cry vividly on injustices are being conducted all arround. Though we have seen all arround, how those civilized worlds had accoured, how they managed their Morales even possessing very few of them..Must recommand Miss Leila rage, you should 1st do something for this country than u are rightious to slogan as louder as U could for the misshaps happening here…
    A few incidents should not be taken as whole epic of the culture or society, This is`nt a justfull thought ever..Recommend

  • Noor

    @Mazher Arshad:
    Can’t we make a distinction between Islam and muslims ???
    Does Islam need us to defend it everytime a criminal or bozo steals, rapes, murders or mass-murders
    This article sir is about a dangerous mindset. The “great unwashed” have been brainwashed to an extent where anarchy fueled by obscurantism and hate threatens to envelop the horizon. It is much better for everybody to focus on substantive issues such as those raised in the article rather than rush to the defence of Islam. Islam has survived for more than a millenium and it does not need acts of puerile defence from its adherents whenever a muslim does something despicable. Recommend

  • khurram

    though i m a man of peace …. but in some of the cases i want to be wild ….. and this is one of the scenario …… literally i hate myself to be called human when another son’s of Adam do these kind of activities ….. i openly say that they doesn’t belongs to any religion nor any culture … these kind of beasts are the black sheep who are ruining not only Islam but also disgracing Pakistan’s sovereignty .. :-(Recommend

  • http://bigsaf.newsvine.com bigsaf

    When the strong and brave Mukhtar Mai couldn’t get justice from her misogynist Supreme Court Judges, namely Justice Saqib Nisar and Justice Shakirullah who instead fantastically claimed it was because she didn’t receive a marriage proposal from her rapists and concocted a revengeful conspiracy, it would be virtually impossible for the minority under-age girl, Mary, to even come close to the Supreme Court, if at all a court.

    The police may not necessarily be under extremist pressure at all. They may very well share those misogynist and bigoted attitudes. It is ridiculous to claim this is not because of society. It is very much so. The delusion is believing that Pakistan is special or Islamic or it’s society is morally superior. Not with such citizens, twisted beliefs and pathetic systems…

    What’s the name of the religious organization? Is the self-censorship due to the possibility of receiving threats from said organizations or like-minded followers? Recommend

  • malik

    The problem I have identified is this: in our Holy Book, in just one place, just once, it is mentioned ‘do not kill’. And that too is mentioned with a disclaimer.

    If our Holy Book had clearly said that…. don’t rape, and don’t kill…..then, may be….our people would have been good citizens by now… (for example, see Ten Commandments..message is clear…)..I am not saying our Holy Book is wrong; i believe in the divine revelations.

    But, I also believe, somewhere, down the years, someone had done a wrong translation or wrong interpretation….just a thought.Recommend

  • Ashish

    Really disgusting. People who are somehow trying to defend the case , just think if your daughter or sister was in her place. A small child of 12 years had to go thru such horrible acts. Why the nation whose army which calls itself one of the best , are afraid of such banned organisations. ? Recommend

  • Amar

    The organizations name is Lashkar-e-TayyabaRecommend

  • narayana murthy

    Why should this surprise anyone???!!!

    This has been happening in Pakistan for the last 60 years and in thousands of numbers.

    A religious minority does not go from 12% to less than 2% in 60 years, just like that.

    Pakistan is reaping what it has sowedRecommend

  • Moazzam Salim

    It is a strange kind of Islam that we are evolving to. What we are embracing in the name of religion is neither the message contained in the Quran nor preached by his Messenger (PBUH). Just recently I also witnessed a similar incident when a muslim family abducted a christian girl and later sent an affidavit of conversion to islam and her marriage certificate to her desolate father. As a muslim I am ashamed of the actions of my fellow muslims, as a community member I find it hard to see such obscene violations of law and order and as a Pakistani I fail to see the point in continuing to believe in a State that was supposedly founded against ideas of opperession in the name of religion. Recommend

  • UrbanDecay

    What a biased piece of… Whatever.

    How the hell are you so sure that those criminals were Muslims? They can be anyone PRETENDING to be Muslims, Hindus Chirstains Or aethists, what do we know? And there are thousands of Hindus doing the same thing to the Muslim population in India, why aren’t you crying your hearts out for those Muslims? Thousands of Muslim women were raped in the ways I am sure we cannot even imagine at the time of partition, no one EVER blamed it on Hinduism, why is it that WE, being a Muslim are Islam’s worst enemy?

    And some loser in the comments above blamed it on two nation theory, whoever you are, you would have been through the same torture if it wasn’t for this two nation theory. It is this two nation theory which has given us enough liberty to throw dirt at our own ideology and religion. I haven’t seen believers of other religions mopping and blaming it on religion. Go change your religion if Islam bothers you so much.

    Take it as a crime, not an Islamic crime or Muslim terrorism, we blame it on Islamic extremism, thousand of crimes are being committed but when a Muslim or someone pretending to be a Muslim is a criminal, we point our filthy fingers and publicize it as Islamic extremism. Go and do your research on Hindus and Christain Extremism too..Recommend

  • Parvez

    …..and still we do nothing about the madrassas and their sponsors.

    When one views our recent past it seems quite unbelievable that we do something wrong and see the adverse result but then we repeat the same thing, thinking that somehow the result will be different this time. On closer observation you realise that it is not because we don’t know what the right thing is. It is simply because we lack the will to do the right thing. Recommend

  • optimist

    A sickening incident. But there are even young Muslims girls being raped!!!

    We have injustice in the society so whoever can do anything, does that and gets support from their group! Recommend

  • Noor

    @narayana murthy:
    I would tend to agree with you on principle . But I think that the percentage of the hindu minority coming down has a lot to do with the creation of Bangladesh.. Recommend

  • adeel samuel

    i pray for the rapists that God may guide them. i pray for the child and her family….
    but every second is killing my patriotism……Recommend

  • Mazher Arshad

    Hey Guys! Try to understand the fact that this whole act of inhumanity has nothing to do with Islam.

    The bunch of morons and rapists did it, how can they be representatives of Islam. Indeed they did wrong and they should be hanged but please don’t associate the act of ignorant-rapists with Religious people.

    You will NEVER find a single religious man who can endorse such act. Those who did it were morons.

    Islam is religion of peace and it also gives minorities many rights. These rapists must be hanged to death!Recommend

  • Mazher Arshad

    If a Muslim has done it then it never means that every Muslim does it.

    We should target only the rapists rather than attributing whole act to Religious people.

    The highest crime rate in World is in Chicago (USA). Many Christians, Jews, Atheists might be involved in crime there but we don’t attribute the crime to whole religion.

    Black sheep are in every community.Recommend

  • Sanity

    I sometimes wonder what is the future for minorities, specially non-muslims, in this country? If I keep my emotional attachments for this land aside and think practically, there is one simple answer: it is dark. This country was created for muslims and based on the two-nation theory, hence leaving no space whatsoever for respect for other faiths. No matter how we narrate the whole pre and post independence history, this turns out to be a harsh reality. The sooner minorities leave the better. :(Recommend

  • Majid Rashid

    The rapists deserve the most severe punishment one can think of. and shame on the people who are using this as an opportunity to defame Islam i.e. to use the horrible incident to prove their own point. and even bigger shame and lannat on those who are defending the force conversion of poor kid. Usually I dont comment on blog articles much, but just trying to say one thing to all commenters and blog writers, bantering and rambling about it on blogs will not help, if you really want to do something then get your lazy bums of your chairs logout facebook,blogs and twitter and get to the streets and do something. before its too late. before its happened to your mothers, sisters, daughter and loved ones. you people just went out your anger on social media and get on with your lives thinking you have done your part, stop drugging your consciousness and stop believing in useless law and order, how good is a law and police when it didnt protect the innocents, police is useless, courts are useless, only sensible thing to do is to take law into our own hand, but obviously nobody will do it because its a hard and unrewarding pathRecommend

  • Homa

    This is nothing new in pakistan. This treatment was very common towards hindus and sikhs in 1946 and 1947 especially. Ask any refugee family descendants.Recommend

  • NeMeSYZ

    You ask why its being connected to islam?
    Maybe cause she was forced to convert to islam? you don’t need much common sense to make this connection, i guess some people have no sense at all.

    And no ones saying Islam supports this, people who don’t know what Islam is, they support this.Recommend

  • zalim singh

    A 12-year-old Christian girl was gang raped repeatedly, forced to convert to Islam and was then married to one of her attackers in Lahore.

    how many times in pakistan do we hear the two words- rape and “convert to Islam” in the same sentence? Is there any decncy left in Pakistan and Islam?Recommend

  • Pakistanid

    I wish I can personally burn these criminals, Mumtaz Qadri and the supporters. People who support such acts and Islamist views, I hope you all burn in hell. Get out of my country before one day , you all will be thrashed by God. I wish a speedy recovery for the girl and once again hope that all these people just die a dogs deathRecommend

  • narayana murthy

    @Amar who says “The organizations name is Lashkar-e-Tayyaba”

    Are you sure? You are basically referring to Jamat-Ud-Dawa here.Recommend

  • Ammar Saleem

    I am speechless on our silence and injustice. In islam there is nothing any thing like injustice. I wish public punishment for criminals.Recommend

  • maryam latif

    I feel much hatred with such Muslims when I come to know such cases,and they don’t deserve to be called Muslims. Many religious groups are taking benefits in wrong ways, they kill other on the name of Islam and do whatever they want to do with the reference of fake Islamic rules. Recommend

  • Pakistanid

    @ Moazzam Salim… please dont call them fellow Muslims … these ;;;;;;;;;;; are non Muslims for sure …. KafirsRecommend

  • Noble Tufail

    some body said here don’t involve islam .. isn’t this the islamic nikkah that has further terrorized the traumatized girl and her poor family. For God sake .. itna zulam ke zulam bhi sharma jaye!!!Recommend

  • main hoon !!

    @urban decay – the decay is in ur head my friend ….. i m an indian muslim ( and proud of being one )… i dont know any muslim in india being targeted. i m so glad my family stayed in india during the partition. ….. and focus of issues that affect pakistan.why r u dragging amrica / india/ christians or hindus in ? Recommend

  • Parvez

    @malik: Out of the box thinking – wonderful. I hope some learned person would comment on this dispassionately.Recommend

  • TBT

    The organization name is ISORecommend

  • Yasir

    I am officially ashamed of being a “Muslim” i don’t want to be associated with people who follow Islam at one end and on the flip side actually think what they’re doing is Islamic in any way.Recommend

  • sania

    Is Marry also the daughter of pakistan like afia Siddiqui?Recommend

  • anwar

    Th rapist didnt descend frm heaven rather r a net product of a Muslim society.Thy r brought up ,taught in holy madrasas.Recommend

  • Ishaa

    i think the reason behind including the detail about Islam is because if the rapists have been of some other religion, they would have been arrested.Recommend

  • UrbanDecay

    @main hoon !!:
    Because it can happen anywhere my friend, it has got nothing to do with Pakistan or Islam, we shouldn’t be ashamed of Pakistan’s existence or Islam. And I am very sure you are unaware of whatever happens to Muslims in India! Recommend

  • Haris Javed

    astaghfar…this is really ridiculous… for last few years these kind of mishaps with minorities are happening on recurring basis… or should i say that these incidents have been occurring since inception but from the last decade, these are just getting realized on the horizon through developing media…
    shamefull… would we ever ever be able to put those bloody (so called muslim) rapists on board?.. no hope :( i might be submissive but no hope…
    May ALLAH Subhanawataala protect every single girl on earth.. specially girls like marry..Recommend

  • Nida Tahseen

    disgrace to even devils.Recommend

  • Homa

    @malik: You make a very solid point.Recommend

  • Cynical

    Islam is the greatest religion and Muslims are blessed. As the children of allmighty god,
    Muslims are destined to rule and lord over this universe which is created by allmighty god.
    The corrolary is, every piece of land, all the wealth and all the women belong to us. Recommend

  • http://www.infosounds.com/wordpress Inayatullah

    How could someone say that these people are muslims or they are preaching islam, I think they are ruthless, they beasts, they unjust, they are also not muslims and they are trying to preaching islam.

    Islam is not a religious of force, islam is the religious of building character to impress others and if some is able to impress another else by his or her character, I think he or she will be successful in his or her life.Recommend

  • waqqas iftikhar

    @the people who are talking about how the western world has higher rates of rape, sexual assault crimes – there is a much higher propensity of crime reported in those countries, for all we know, the rate of rape crimes in our country is much much higher than reported….heck how many of us even go to the police station to report a stolen car radio? Now imagine trying to report a rape?Recommend

  • M. Zaeem ul Haq

    I don’t believe in such thing as it is the western media’s and our secular mind people’s full time effort to malign Islam as they are not Muslim’s because by just reciting Kalima e Tayyaba but not practicing basics of Islam you can’t be called Muslim. If Muslim’s would have converted people to Islam forcefully then in Indo-Pak Subcontinent, in Spain & Portugal, Austria, & other states of Balkan, in Israel you could have only find Muslim’s and no others! It was Christian’s and Hindu’s those pushed the people to convert from their religion (Jews & Muslim’s) were forced to become Christian in Spain and Muslim’s to Hindu in India (But India could not succeeded because of a neighboring Muslim country).
    If the above concocted story is true, we condemn it as the worst crime in history of Pakistan and would request the government and even the people to not only kill each and every culprit behind this heinous crime but also their mentors and hang them on the main square of the city called Charin g Cross for 7 days with banners around them mentioning their crime so nobody dares to do so such a crime in future ever. If it is really done than there nobody is big bastard as they were!Recommend

  • adeel samuel

    as they say we got pakistan on the basis of two nation theory ok
    but what should we do about this ONE NATION THEORY…????Recommend

  • Deb


    What can I say? You are beyond redemption.Recommend

  • M. Zaeem ul Haq

    @main hoon !!:
    What happened at partition, lots of Muslim girls and ladies were raped by Hindus and Sikh and what is at present going on Muslim girls are forced indirectly to marry Hindus or non-Muslims. What is happening in Maqbooza Kashmir is it all Secularism! This doesn’t mean that I am in favour of the crime committed with Marry, rather if it is really done by muslim then it is worst crime in history but the fact is that lot is going on in the name of Islam just to malign Islam and in most cases people arrested were either christian themselves or Hindus/Sikhs funded by CIA & RAW.Recommend

  • adeel samuel

    as they say pakistan was made on the basis of TWO NATION THEORY
    but what should we do about this ONE NATION THEORYRecommend

  • adeel samuel

    so u believe that u are on God’s side but please make sure if God is on your side!!!Recommend

  • YNA

    After reading this article i seriously think DEXTER the serial killer is not wrong. The culprit should not only be harshly punished for the rape but should be punished very harshly for their sin of forcing a non believer to believe in our religion, this is exactly opposite to what our religion teaches us. Forcing is not allowed and that too after beating up an innocent person it is unbearable. As a Muslim nation the Govt should hang them to death as people like these are the ones spoiling the name of ISLAM n Muslims.Recommend

  • Acha bacha

    I appeal all the Pakistan-i’s to take part in carrying out convicted people to SANGSAR because GOD forbids these Christian can do the same thing with our Muslim girls. So, be-ware.
    Moreover ironically, this rape done by so-called long bearded religious persons to force a girl to accept Islam. Have they ever noticed that by doing such horrible acts not only Islam will lost its dignity in sight of our Pakistan nationals but also will effect reputation in the world which is already too bad. Already due to these people many Muslims are suffering and these acts are just like putting fuel in the conflagration which is rotting ISLAM’s dignity. Such people must be burned slowly slowly until they die.Recommend


    @ZAEEM UL HAQ – So what you are saying is that only muslim women were raped during partition ? do you think the hindu women were garlanded and were sent across the border in private jets ??

    There are more muslims in india than in pakistan …. and i am so glad that i don’t face maniacs making crazy statements such as these ! As i mentioned before , i don’t think muslims, like me, will receive the respect i get in india in any other country.

    your statement — ” but the fact is that lot is going on in the name of Islam just to malign Islam and in most cases people arrested were either christian themselves or Hindus/Sikhs funded by CIA & RAW.” — i will pretend you didn’t write this at all ……. It is muslims like you who bring a bad name to the entire religion. How is pakistan going to rid itself off such fanatics ! Recommend

  • Eman Afroze Butt

    indeed it is a hideous crime but the above comments have saddened me, why should we blame islam for this or label it as a an act of islamic extremism….. presenting an issue with the religious coloring in it is just going to fulfill the purpose of demonizing islam…… same type of crimes are being committed by people of all races, religions, countries but we never label them as christian extremism, hindu extremism do we??….. And if this crime is done in the ‘LOVE’ of islam or as a great service to the deen, then it is the ignorance in the society that is to be blamed not the religion, those who are brainwashing ordinary minds could have a well considered agenda and those who are being brainwashed could have always lived in the abyss of ignorance.Recommend

  • AK

    I being a non-muslim, living in Pakistan, always try to respect my Muslim friends’ Islamic traditions and rituals because I honestly do not consider any difference between myself and them.

    I being a minority especially feel for the poor girl and her family.Recommend

  • Raja Islam

    Agreed that many rapes are committed in African countries. As far as the US is concerned a large number of reported rapes are either by girls who changed their minds about sex with their boyfriends or by wives who claim that their husbands raped them. Having said that it does not make it right.

    Why would you want to compare your society with what you think are the worst examples and say that so what we are better than these countries. It would be better to compare yourself with the best and see where you stand.Recommend

  • Raja Islam

    I wonder what is in store for the Muslim majority in this country. Should all of us start packing our bags and leaving?Recommend

  • Raja Islam

    @main hoon !!:
    That is the common Mohajir stance. “We were raped beaten and robbed by the Hindus in India, therefore, we have the right to rape, beat and loot all the indigenous people in Pakistan and rule them.Recommend

  • csmann

    excuses are the defences of the cowards;rather than doing anything about it,they are making all kinds of wild excuses
    -oh,but that happens to muslims too
    -oh,islam is a peaceful religion,
    -dont name islam in these cases but i can quote islam for my defence
    -oh,it happens in other countries too
    -oh other countries are doing this to muslims ladys
    -these are not muslims
    -cia,raw and mossad are doing it

    how low can a person go!!!cowards!!!Recommend

  • KolachiMom

    To the ones chanting ‘This is not Islam” – You are preaching to the choir. Please save/use your comments (and some action) for the ones really destroying your religion. If people like you only stood up and told THEM… what a difference it would make to everyone. Question is, are you willing to stand up and defend your religion where it matters? Recommend

  • M. Zaeem ul Haq

    @MAIN HOON !:

    Mr. Main Hoon, Tell me have you ever read in history or if you attend the prayers in Masjid heard lecture from Imam saheb that rape the girl from different religion or kill the person from different religion just to spread Islam, was Islam spread through sword, was everyone in Makkah those were non-believers killed at Fateh Makkah! If this would have been the situation than everyone where Muslim conquerors went would have been forced to convert to Islam! It is tragic and UN-fortunate that lot of non-Muslims in our ranks or many so called Muslims are doing such things which is disgracing Islam and Holy Prophet, specially when these so called fanatic secular are against Beard it is direct attack not only on Holy Prophet but also on all Prophet’s as all were having beards. What happened with this girl if true was done by so called champion’s of Islam is UN-acceptable and worst punishable crime.
    As far as your saying that at the partition of Indo Pakistan Hindu girls were raped too, I wont negate this thing but would like to correct you that it was with the ratio of 10:90 as if 10 were hindus 90 were Muslims.
    Instead of blaming Islam or Muslim blame those who have done this for their personal gains and insha Allah if we all Muslim’s of the world specially from Indo-Pak sub continent unite on one stance to stop genocide of Muslim, Islam and respect of Holy Prophet’s, nobody would dare to do so againRecommend

  • no one

    i am a christian living in Pakistan. i have question for you all. do you or do you not think of us as part of this country? We live in fear of you people. We have suffered due to precautions, blasphemy law, rape, forced conversions ( and for a very strange reason only women are the victims of it coz you think that they are weak). just tell me one thing do you want us to live here? cause every Christian is trying to leave this country because of your acts against us. We dont want you illusions of equality. sorry they will not help anymore we have seen and heard a lot of lies from you. now its enough from you lies and illusions i feel sorry that i was born here :(. Recommend

  • Reena

    How can one do this to a small girls, last night in the new they were showing a 10 year old girl was picked up by 45 year old man and he was trying to do wrong when the people heared the screem of the girl they went to see what was happening and when they saw this man with this little girl they beat him up and handed over to the police. I think these type of people should be hanged in public.

    Their is no justice in our country every one just do what they want to and walk out without any punishment. We do not have any law when our ruler are crimial than what can you accept from others.Recommend

  • Haroon

    Dear Ammar,

    i am a Christian, i want to say thank you for raising a voice for us thank you so much God bless you if you don’t mind i would like to give you a prayer its from the bible d read it when you are in trouble or need protection. they are from book of Psalm.

    Psalm 23
    New International Version (NIV)
    Psalm 23
    A psalm of David.
    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    3 he refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

    p.s i don’t have gift or anything materialistic but i have only prayers for you may God protects you in all your ways.
    thank you.Recommend

  • Sanity

    @Raja Islam:
    Dear friend, I fully understand your concern. non-Muslims are as much emotionally attached to this country as Muslims. So when I think emotionally then I would say no body should run away and leave this land. We have lived here for thousands of years and we love this land.

    But lets be emotionless, unbiased and rational in approach for a while, and think critically. For this country to be worth living for non-Muslims, state will have to give them equal rights and equal rights mean EQUAL RIGHTS. Do you believe this country which is created on the basis of separatist ideology (that Muslims can not live with non-Muslims) will change to a secular state. Do you think establishment (Army) will change its ideology of hate India and hate Hindus. Do you think a Christian or Ahmadiya will one day dream of becoming a President of this country. We can predict future on the basis of what has happened in the past, and unfortunately our last 64 years show a clear cut trend.

    Furthermore, feelings of the Christian friend sums it all up:

    no one 2 hours ago
    i am a christian living in Pakistan. i have question for you all. do you or do you not think of us as part of this country? We live in fear of you people. We have suffered due to precautions, blasphemy law, rape, forced conversions ( and for a very strange reason only women are the victims of it coz you think that they are weak). just tell me one thing do you want us to live here? cause every Christian is trying to leave this country because of your acts against us. We dont want you illusions of equality. sorry they will not help anymore we have seen and heard a lot of lies from you. now its enough from you lies and illusions i feel sorry that i was born here :(.

  • Tony Singh

    ‘why not ship all minorities to a diff country since they are not safe in pakistan …………….food for thought”
    Its their country too wise guy.Recommend