Gang Rape in Skardu
By: Sharif WaliKharmangi
Recently a first year college student kidnapped in a car by two guys to nearby place, brutally raped by both, just two days before world women day.Another day, the effected girl came to city police station, registered a case.Police captured the two suspects and taken to anti-terrorist court.Physical remand of the two rapists given to police investigation team by the ATT- court. Civil Society has raised the issue to IG, Chief Secretary and other officials.All philanthropists are needed to play their part to pursue the case and pressurize in every aspect possible, so that there remain no way for escape to the rapists. If these are absolved like previous cases, no one could guarantee to save such brutalities in future. And what the society will face could imagine.
When I talked to different people via the social media, so many opinions there. Somebody says there must be involvement of the girl, without which it will never be possible. Some says like, as police has taken the rapists into their custody so it’s enough, let them do their work. Many educated people are of the opinion that the issue shouldn’t be raised more as it’s of much sensitive case, as an honor of one’s sister, etc. etc. In my opinion as from free sources and media reports, the brave student herself came to the police station and registered a case against the nominated culprits, so it’s so easier to handle the case. It’s a better chance to the society to take steps to forbid all such type of brutalities possible in the future by having investigate with the help of the student and local people, and make an exemplarypunishment, so that no one could even think of such inhumane act.
Skardu, the city where almost all social norms are set by religious authorities, from birth to death, marriages, family issues, property and business issues, even criminal and political issues are decided more by the Sharia-courts than formal courts. Also people feel themselves more comfortable in dealing their issues under a religious jurist. So, it’s a positivity in outlook.And no doubt our religion and moral comfort concerns and satisfies not only today but from the beginning of Islamic history of the region. But for such immoralities, there we found no formal punishment except taking some thousand rupees and doing (Sulahs) agreement between the opponents, set by the religious jurists and social valued people, for the sake of so called brotherhood and peace in almost every criminal cases, as far as I have seen. This isone of the reasons, one can think of, why after having so high religious impacts to the people, the immoralities are growing day by day? One of my friend told me about an incident previous year, that when they asked the Superintendent of Police to take action and give punishment by law to the proven suspects, the SP told him that they have to follow the Sharia and do Sulah. He told the SP, the Sulahis to be done among the people and law is to be followed for the crime.Still they preferred to have their own. So we can think of, if such so called “Sulahs” keep following, then no crook could be punished in future, the crime rate will increase as from the recent case we can see so clearly.
MrNisar Abbas GEO News, DrZaman of PTI,ManzoorParwana Nationalist Leader, Shaikh HasanJafarySahab Religious Leader, columnists, writers, journalists and all civil society workers and student activists are of the view that “any person who have sister and daughter, who have respect for his mother and sister, will never favor this kind of brutal deeds in any society.” And very true such actions are committed by those who has no respect and value to their mother, sister, daughter and wives. They are not taught and practiced humanity from their sires and family, that’s why they feel no shame committing such inhuman acts. I think, all of us, students, religious scholars, journalists, teachers, social workers, and security institutions are responsible for such brutalities, if we don’t come to ponder the reasons and have precautionary measures to forbid it in coming days.