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Sindh’s daughters raped as judiciary stands by

If the condition of any society is to be judged by the way it treats its vulnerable and infirm than the level of violence against women and rape paints a very grim picture of the Pakistani society. Kainat Soomro’s story reflects the complex family and feudal interaction in cases particularly in Sindh. The 14-year-old 9th grade student was gang raped in 2007 but her case has gone on for years with dramatic twists and turns in which the culprits were released and later rearrested. Her brother was indicted in false cases and her entire immediate family has sought asylum ...

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Violence against women going unchecked

The lives of millions of women in Pakistan are circumscribed by traditions, which enforce extreme seclusion and submission to men, many of whom impose their control over women with violence. For most part, women bear with stoicism, traditional male control over every aspect of their bodies, speech and behaviour. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, it is estimated that a woman is raped every two hours, a gang rape occurs every eight hours, and about 1,000 women die annually in honor killings. I am not a feminist and I don’t believe men and women are created equal. I believe ...

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