Women paraded naked after ‘asking for girl’s hand in marriage’ for son

Published: August 8, 2012

The men tore the women’s clothes and recorded videos of them.

MULTAN: A woman and her sister were paraded naked in the Khangarh subdistrict of Muzaffargarh on Wednesday after she asked for a girl’s hand in marriage for her son.

According to details, Jamila* Mai’s son Asim*had a love affair with Asma*, daughter of Bilal Arayin, who lived in their neighbourhood.

According to residents of the area, Asim had been beaten twice by Asma’s brother when he tried to meet her. The matter got resolved by locals every time. Recently, Asma requested Asim to send his parents to ask her hand in marriage.

When Jamila and her sister Rukhsana* Bibi took Asim’s proposal, Bilal who has connections with a feudal family became angry and locked them up in a room and called his friends. The men tore the women’s clothes and recorded videos of them. Then they tied the women to a motorcycle rickshaw and paraded them naked in the area.

Jamila said that the men told her that they will teach her a lesson about honour and the importance of the Arayin tribe in the area. “He said, you are a Baloch and will remain a Baloch and you do not deserve any honour and respect,” she added.

The women were paraded in the area of Adaa Liaquatabad and were brought to a local bus/wagon terminal to make their punishment public.

An eyewitness told The Express Tribune that the men kept on filming the women while parading them.

The men ran away, leaving the women naked on the road, when residents of the area started protesting against them. According to the residents, they could not do much as the men belonged to a feudal family.

Another eyewitness Muhammad Iqbal told The Express Tribune that the police was to blame because they were reluctant to take any official action against the men.

The police came to resolve the issue three hours after residents of the area protested and blocked the national highway by burning tyres. They raided Bilal’s house but he was not found and instead Abdul Ghaffar Arayin and his son Irfan Arayin were arrested.

An FIR has been lodged under Section 354-A, 148 and 149 in Khangarh Police Station against Abdul Ghaffar Arayin, Irfan Arayin, Irshad Arayin, Iqbal Arayin, Munir Hussain, Mureed Hussain and five other unknown criminals on the application of Jamila.

SHO Khangarh Police Station Kamal Mustafa told The Express Tribune that three teams have been constituted to arrest the accused.

The arrested men, talking to The Express Tribune, denied the marriage proposal story and said that they were told that the women had entered the house to rob them, so they decided to punish them.

Representative of Human Rights Commission in Muzaffargarh, Amjad Ali Amjad, demanded that the accused should be prosecuted in an anti-terrorism court and sections of terrorism should be added in the FIR. He added that the civil society and other political leaders should also join them in protests against the incident.

Sub Inspector Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool told The Express Tribune that the incident involved a property dispute instead of a marriage proposal. He added that Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) local leader Amir Karamat gave protection to the women after the incident and brought them to the police station for legal activity.

*Names have been changed to protect identity

Reader Comments (167)

  • Zeeshan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:17PM

    where was law and enforcement agencies ? It shows real face of Pakistani culture and Govt.

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:17PM

    welcome to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan – ladies and gentleman…

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  • Farooq
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:17PM

    For God sake.. Lets not share such stories and humiliate Pakistan infront of the world!

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  • ammar
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:18PM

    culprits should be nabbed and given an examplery punishment

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  • M Shahbaz Akhtar
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:26PM

    What type of muslim society we are?
    We deserve the rulers we have.Recommend

  • athar mahmood
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Pakistan zinda bad!!!
    we are prospering..after one another incident.society needs an injection to heal from their evil diseases.but who will do that???

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  • International Observer
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:31PM

    A normal day in the life of an abnormal country?
    Is pakistan starting to unravel?

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  • RH
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:33PM

    @Farooq: but its ok to humiliate two defenceless women? if not, then are you going to raise your voice for them? or are you more concerned about your ‘image’?

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Farooq says: For God sake.. Lets not share such stories and humiliate Pakistan in front of the world!

    Very well said my friend.. Lets not ‘out’ the injustices that we do to our weak and poor. Lets push all the skeletons back in the closet and put a BIF padlock over it. After all , we are the most well respected, well regarded and progressive nation !!

    Kudos to ET for bringing these medieval crimes to the fore.. Well done !

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  • King Kong
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:38PM

    No FIR has been filed against the suspect and the police said that they will take action when an application is filed.

    So if I get this illogical logic correctly, the police are not interested in policing, preventing crimes, or arresting criminals if a damn FIR is not filed. So if a crime is committed in front of Pakistani police, let’s say murder, they won’t go after the killer until the deceased and/or his family files a FIR? Also, let’s not forget how difficult and cumbersome it is to file a FIR in any Pakistani police station.

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  • sadaf imran
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:47PM

    Farooq – are you serious? this is NEWS, we are on a newspapers website. it is their JOB to feature stories, regardless of how sad and terrifying they are. better stories will come with a better country. If you want fluff please go watch some barney.

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  • Prabhat Pal
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:47PM

    Swear to God, India is not any better at all. Many such naked parading of women and men have happened and some of them reported. So Pakistani gals and guys on ET, don’t worry about ‘defamation’ or ‘image’, let the crap within come out in the open.

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  • aslam
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:49PM

    @Haris Chaudhry:
    what islam has to do with this? if someone do something wrong, you secular always blame islam. define your low mentality and cheap education.

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  • Discostu
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:54PM

    @Farooq:
    Yes, let’s hide it from the world and from ourselves. The whole world knows that we are barbaric and backward. Yet we get upset when people talk about it. If we don’t face what we are, we will never change who we are.

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  • jism
    Aug 8, 2012 - 4:56PM

    @Farooq:
    but you sure want to hear stories from India and pass comments on other countries,don’t you?Recommend

  • jism
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:03PM

    seeing what this rich guy has done to a women,even the daughter of this rich man will feel ashamed to call that shameless as her father..Recommend

  • Rao
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:07PM

    Shamefule act and heinious,if the women were that MAN’s daugthers and sister then what would he do?
    In Pakistan such acts are being common, no one is taking action,lawless state cannot exist for a longtime its a law of nature.

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  • Leopard
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Long live land of pure. What an act that too in month of Ramadan. The whole nation is suffering wrath of God but none has courage to stop such atrocities. If suct acts have to continue then one day, “TUMHARI DASTAN BHI NAH HO GI DASTANO MAIN” Where is suo motu of CJ. Please find some times for poors and dedprived also.

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  • Buttler
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:11PM

    Local police officer along with MNA should be thrown to jail immediately for lifetime…

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  • Peace Seeker
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:15PM

    Another example of “governance deficit.”

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  • Falcon
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:16PM

    Certainly sad. Media should give this issue the fullest attention possible and judiciary should take the notice of it so that the culprits can be brought to justice and can be made an example out of.

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  • Faraz
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:17PM

    @Farooq:
    so keep brushing under the carpet and pretend everything is great. This news needs to be published so that people like you who want to live in denial and think everything is great and very ISLAMIC in the ISLAMIC republic of Pakistan may know!!! by the way, forget Islam or any religion we are not even human. Becoming human would indeed be a great achievement by my fellow Pakistanis. But either don’t publish the news and blame everything else on Western Zionists, India, Israel et cetera, this attitude won’t lead us anywhere, open your eyes before its too late.

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  • Zalim Singh
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:19PM

    As a Indian, I can only pity your sorry nation.

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  • Amer
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:19PM

    Does anyone really think that this reflects on the moral values of 99% of Pakistanis? Why do we have to blame a nation of 170 million people for the deeds of a very very small minority of thugs? I am proud of being a Pakistani and don’t take any blame for the acts of thugs in this society, it’s the job of the law enforcement agencies and the courts to punish them.

    This is a feudal mindset that should be dealt with an iron fist. There should be no need for anyone to make a complaint before an FIR can be registered etc. The police and other law enforcement agencies should be made accountable in cases like this.

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  • Omer
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:19PM

    @Farooq. Yes, lets tell the world we are angles and then the world will believe us.

    What a pathetic nation.

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  • It Is Economy Stupid
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:23PM

    @Farooq: A change can only be brought about when one identifies a problem. You are asking to sweep under the carpet as nothing bad can happen in the land of pure. Wherever human lives abuse will occur and only way to stop is to bring it out in the open so people can discuss in a civilized manner and find solution. Alternatively we will need four witness for everything.

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  • Jibran
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:23PM

    No FIR by the Punjab police as of now? Good governance? Does it matter if the policemen have potbellies or not if they are not fulfilling their duties? Priorities of punjab government are totally wrong, there is total lawlessness in the province.

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  • Jibran
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Any voice from the religious parties? Any agitation? Any fatwa from the local imam? What if she were a non Muslim? They would be showering flowers on the culprits?

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:25PM

    This is a shameful unislamic act. This is why need sharia implementation.

    This is why we need to vote for PTI for making Pakistan a true Islamic state.

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  • jamshaid ali
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:30PM

    The pakistani police department is very bad department because they must attached with other part because this women is poor so police is showing that this incident is property dispute so please i request to police department that they help those women who is innocent and poor please please please and must arrest the bilal and give the victory of women?

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  • Naveed Javed
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:39PM

    Land of Not Very Pure!

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  • proud to be pakistani
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:41PM

    Shame in this holy month of Ramzan.
    where is our nation going?

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  • Arsalan khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:42PM

    Shahbaz shareef, every now and then, predicts “” Khooni Inqilab”". His inqilab simply disappears whenever there is a dispute between haves and have -nots.

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  • Sahar
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:52PM

    @ Frooq: If we don;t share these stories we are enabling the perpetrators, not helping the victim. If we ignore these stories and not talk about them we are making sure Pakistan sinks further in the quagmire than recognise it’s wrongs, accept them and change.

    The act is horrendous on many counts and the saddest thing is there will be no justice because people don’t want to know, they want to preserve the false dream in their heads that we are a spotless pure nation and will do anything to preserve it, even stick their heads in the sand if need be.

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  • Hamid Khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:00PM

    This is Islamic Rebublic Of Pakistan. The gretaest muslim country.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:10PM

    This mindset has altered the Land of the Pure.

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  • ali
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:12PM

    second case within a few weeks – everyone blames the govt for the state of pakistan – but its actually the people who deserve no better….

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  • Saleem
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:12PM

    @Farooq:
    So we should bury our head in the sand and claim that we are the best!
    ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS.

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  • Saad
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:13PM

    I don’t intend to minimize the horror of this incident at all… but just a thought based on few comments i read above:
    Horrifying incidents happen in every corner of the world including developed countries, but Pakistan is the only country in the world where the educated english newspaper-reading elite starts painting every incident as an indictment of our religion, culture and values with sweeping statements. I see this on the websites of both of our leading english papers. This is not really healthy and doesn’t even help to correct such problems. By all means we should all condemn such incidents, pressurize govt to punish culprits in strictest possible manner and elevate the level of women in our society… but all that can be done without condemning the entire society, culture and values of Pakistan.

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  • Aug 8, 2012 - 6:19PM

    Mashallah! And I guess the various Mullahs are not out demonstrating and defending the honour of sisters in Islam because its Ramadan?

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  • Muhammad
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:23PM

    @Farooq:
    So you want to hide the truth? Shame on you!!!!

    LOL at this so called Islamic Republic

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  • Ilyad
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:27PM

    @Farooq: strange sentiments – you have no respect for the dignity of people who have been humiliated, but the country who protects people who do this, would you have felt the same way if these were women of your house? This is supposed to be an Islamic Republic.

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  • Ata
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:34PM

    No wonder we just can’t seem to get it all right. No wonder things are so miserable.

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  • Mirza
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:35PM

    @Farooq:
    You said “For God sake.. Lets not share such stories and humiliate Pakistan in front of the world!”
    So for you the problem is these shameful facts are becoming common knowledge, not the real incident! As long as we keep a lid on these and not talk about it there are no problems. Do you ever realize that for every published news there are many which are not even reported? No problem can be solved by hiding the truths. Let us bring shame to all these culprits and publicize it as much as possible so their own families have difficult lives like these poor women.
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    MirzaRecommend

  • Wajahat
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:42PM

    What about people standing as retarded robots on public bus stations they should have attacked those who were filming and instead of blocking road masses ahould have marched and burned the house and property of the person who did all that.
    Do not expect any thing from the law or Government nothing will happen i assure you.
    Nothing happened to the killers of sialkot incident and nothing will happen to the culprits of this incident either.

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  • Ansari
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:43PM

    For all Secular extremists, this has nothing to do with Islam. If our society is an Islamic society, no feudal would have enough courage to do this. This is the fruit of Democracy that gives power to feudals. Govt. can’t go against feudals as feudals provide votes to the candidates.

    indeed, our society is detoriating in every aspect and the only way to turn things around is to establish islamic rule i.e. the caliphate!

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  • A. Khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:44PM

    Another incident that makes me hang my head in shame.

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  • Rashid Khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:44PM

    We should leave it to our enlightened clergy to debate whether this action is more unIslamic than a Ahmadi claiming to be a Muslim or the Ahmedi places of worship having structures that appear to be minaret.
    Where are the God fearing yet cowardly mobs which lynch innocents falsely accused of blasphemy?
    Shouldn’t the culprits in this case be lynched? I don’t think so because we are a disoriented people who have no idea of what is right or wrong and share a common thread …we are a cowardly lot and brag about honour which we sadly lack.

    I’m sure the ET will not publish this comment.

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  • Muhammad
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:53PM

    @Saad:
    The society, its culture, its values and its religion must be criticized because this society fails to face such evil acts. This society is not bothered with such crimes and does not look after the weak and vulnerable. What religion are you trying to protect? There is no islam in Pakistan.

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  • Chan Makhna
    Aug 8, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Stupid, Make him sign off as an admonitory

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  • naeem khan Manhattan.Ks
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:01PM

    It shows the callous attitude of the government whether Federal or Provincial, they go to the parliament and pass laws to protect the corrupt in the government but yet they can’t pass laws to protect the ordinary citizens of Pakistan. How sick this society has become in Pakistan. It is time to repeal the Hadood and blasphemy laws for good and death penalty for rap and kidnapping. It was clear case of kidnapping and terrorizing these two women. I always say that Pakistan has become a lawless country because the government does not respect the law and constitution of the land. Lets blame the Supreme Court now.

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  • Fazal
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:05PM

    So what should we do instead? If its not brought tO the public eye how can we stop it? You’re thinking about Pakistan being humiliated, well Why don’t you stop and think if those poor women and their humiliation. The men who did that to them were Pakistani weren’t there??@Farooq:

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:08PM

    @Prabhat Pal:

    Swear to God, India is not any better
    at all. Many such naked parading of
    women and men have happened and some
    of them reported. So Pakistani gals
    and guys on ET, don’t worry about
    ‘defamation’ or ‘image’, let the crap
    within come out in the open.

    OK agreed.This happens in Africa too. Lets forget the news at hand and gloat over it for a while.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan.Ks
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:14PM

    @Leopard: Why do you blame the Supreme Court, they are busy to bring laws to the country and the government is adamant to ignore the laws of the land and passing laws to protect the corrupt and the elite. This is the big reason that Pakistan has become a lawless country because the government of the day is picking and choosing the laws instead of equal laws for every one. The whole system is rotten in Pakistan and who could clean this mess is beyond me. Keep it folks, you won’t have any country left, called Pakistan in the near future, it will certainly implode one of these days.

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  • Logic Europe
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:18PM

    more money for police and legal PROFESSION

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  • gp65
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:22PM

    @True Muslim Paki: “This is a shameful unislamic act. This is why need sharia implementation.
    This is why we need to vote for PTI for making Pakistan a true Islamic state.”

    Two observations:
    1. What has happened is against even current law. So if sharia were implemented it would be against sharia. Until people change, such oppression will not stop whether you have the current law or sharia.
    2. Imran Khan has never promised implementation of sharia. You have every right to vote for PTI if you like but , do so for valid reasons – not for reasons like sharia implementation which is not even on their manifesto.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan.Ks
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:23PM

    @Saad: “pressurize govt to punish culprits in strictest possible manner and elevate the level of women in our society”…You got to be kidding, when the government of the day is negating the laws of the land and legislating the laws which are to protect the corrupt disregarding the constitution, so what do you expect from the common citizens. The political and economical powerful elite know well that the laws apply only to the weak one and it will not touch them because they have the patronage of the ruling class. The rot is at the top my friend.

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  • Toba Alu
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:36PM

    Maybe vulgarity in the media is less important. At least that one is only shining on a screen. Besides you can switch of your TV. But is this is real and you cannot switch it of. Any priorities CJ?

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  • Shahbaz
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:37PM

    @Farooq: How should we avoid this humiliation? Should we ignore it or actually fix the problem? Shame on you indeed!

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  • Ahmed
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:45PM

    @Farooq: Yes, let the women suffer in silence aye? This is happening and we should do something about it rather than hide it!

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  • suraj
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:52PM

    Pakistan society is totally in collapsed state.. No tolerace towards Women, Ahmedis, Hindus, Christians and other ethnic groups.. And, the most saddening part is that the Law itself biased towards all minorities..

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  • Umar Farooq Khawaja
    Aug 8, 2012 - 7:58PM

    @Farooq: You have got to be kidding me. You are concerned about causing Pakistan embarassment? Have you lost all humanity? These women were dragged naked on the street. Try to wrap your head around that. And for what? For doing the honorable thing and seeking the marriage of their boy with the perpetrators. If they were so against the idea, how hard was it to say, “Thanks but no thanks.”?

    Get a clue.

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  • Bilal
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:09PM

    @Farooq:

    Why not? Not showing it to the world won’t change the reality. Apparently this is the only we might learn and be able to give justice to those ladies. Not the first time I am ashamed to be a Pakistani.

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  • Umar Farooq Khawaja
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:11PM

    @True Muslim Paki: This is not just un-Islamic. This is inhuman. Islamization is not going to cure this. It will only make it harder to deal with things like this because then people are going to hide behind Islam to perpetrate things like this and who is going to have the courage to question a molvi hiding behind Islam? No one. That’s right.

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  • Irshad Khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:20PM

    It seems that such parades, gang rapes, honour killings and winnie are culture of that area. These incidents are planned, organised and supervised by the local waderas/land-lords. Proper laws are to be made and forcefully implemented, also to curb influence of waderas. We should be grateful to our media for exposing this barbaric culture and high handedness of influential persons, who have taken refuge of political parties, one or another, to keep their rule of tyranny intact.

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  • Muhammad Omair
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:36PM

    @Haris Chaudhry:

    What does Islam has to do with this? So you would blame this happening in an Islamic country at the same time praise Secularism to enable couples to have sex on the streets. Double Standards.

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  • Peace Seeker
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:39PM

    This is partly a problem which off-shoots from elitism and feudalism–a perpetration of humiliation to the weak from the societal influential. Denounce feudalism and elitism. Restore equality for all.

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  • Muhammad Hassan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:50PM

    @Farooq, you are humiliated when such incidents are reported, but not when they occur? That’s crazy! And FYI, everyone in the world knows how messed up Pakistan is so get your head out of the sand and stop pretending that Pakistan still has any so called “Izzat

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  • Pea Brain
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:05PM

    ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN – shame on the 190 million ‘puritans’ of this land. Such a foul nation, we are!

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  • Tamoor
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:05PM

    very bad and sad incident are we muslim first or Arain tribe???

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  • Baloch in lahore
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:15PM

    “He said, you are a Baloch and will remain a Baloch and you do not deserve any honour and respect,” she added. Arayin have any specific problems with poor and respectable baloch in their region , We baloch are condemn dis statement of Arayin. stop stop stop

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  • ahsan e
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:20PM

    @Farooq: let’s not humiliate pakistan by not sharing such stories? Why not stop humiliating pakistan pakistan by committing such barbaric acts?

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  • Aug 8, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Where is Mr. Jamsheed Dasti now?

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  • Umar
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:31PM

    We are indeed a failed society. A society where cast, party affiliation, money are above faith and humanity.

    Shameful act; the litmus test for the society is whether or not the culprits are brought to justice.

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  • zia
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:33PM

    Shameless pmln will blame imran Khan for this.

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  • Umar
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @A. Khan:

    Another incident that makes me hang my head in shame.

    Mee too

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  • SADDENED
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:35PM

    Allah is witness. He will give justice to these women. InshAllah

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  • Justin Truthful
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:50PM

    @Irshad Khan:
    I whole heartedly agree with you. Yes, “These incidents are planned, organised and supervised by the local waderas/land-lords.”
    Yes, landlords and feudalism are core problems of Pakistan. The landlords played a part in the breakup of Pakistan by not accepting Mujib’s non-wadera political party as they feared genuine land reforms would ensue and rob them of their political power. Pakistan’s Government is feudal, its Parliament is feudal, and the feudals almost own the Police and they can work around the law of the land. So, only genuine land reforms would ensure genuine democracy and decency. But this is not going to be allowed by the feudals.

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  • Logic Europe
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:54PM

    because courts are busy doing politics ,people have no fear of law

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  • Rahim
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:54PM

    Why do they hate the Baloch so much?!

    “He said, you are a Baloch and will remain a Baloch and you do not deserve any honour and respect,” she added.

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  • Vikram
    Aug 8, 2012 - 9:55PM

    @Farooq:

    What will you do if 2 women from your family were humiliated like that?

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  • Vikram
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:06PM

    @True Muslim Paki:
    You want Pakistan to have a taliban style rule? Talibans follow Sharia. Start growing beard and if you are woman quit your job and buy your burqa.

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  • Khalid Rahim
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:06PM

    WE CALL OURSELVES ” Muslim” AND WE HAVE NO REGRET PUTTING ISLAM TO SHAME BY OUR INSIPID ACTONS.

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  • AK
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:16PM

    @Ansari:
    LOL I think you have not read the history of Caliphate properly. if you had you would not wish it upon u r self and u r fellow countrymen

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  • AK
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:22PM

    @True Muslim Paki:

    which Sharia will you implement? there are 72 version of it. If you choose to implement one the other 71 will not accept.
    Who will police the implementation; police or Molvis, they are both corrupt.
    how will you change any law if its not working ?
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  • Jalil
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:29PM

    Obviously we have failed miserably to educate, teach values and run this country – I say let’s import the leaders. Privatize government and run it like a finely tuned company. Give bonuses on successes and fire them on failure. This current system or any calibration of it can not work. Fail. Shameful. These people are worse than Jahil.

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  • Omar Chakarzai
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:48PM

    @Farooq: Instead punishing the criminals, you are asking to hide the truth. Thats a real Pakistani thinking.

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  • Farhan Khan
    Aug 8, 2012 - 10:58PM

    What was the crowd doing?? Dead Nation Indeed.

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  • Vikram
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:05PM

    @Amer: “Does anyone really think that this reflects on the moral values of 99% of Pakistanis?}

    Poor women get raped by powerful men all the time and nothing happens. That reflects on the whole system. Just go to youtube and search pakistan and rape. You may find some videos how poor girls get raped in police stations. Some time police just arrests men on flimsy charges and release them in exchange for sex with their women.

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  • Akshay
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:06PM

    My ques: who is immoral — Veena Malik/ Sunny Leone or these MUSLIM MEN? What is better — sexual equality(secular law) or patriarchy(religious law)?

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  • Danish
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Muzaffargarh ….. again ???????? is this becoming their tradition?

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  • Vikram
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:17PM

    @Sahar:
    “The police came to resolve the issue three hours after residents of the area protested and blocked the national highway by burning tyres.”

    It is nice to see residents of the area potested and forced police to take some action. I don’t know what auther means “police came to resolve the issue”.

    Media and non violent public protests can force police to hold criminals accountable. Protests should also be held outside homes of elected leaders and top police officials.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:25PM

    @Zalim Singh:
    Sardar sahib sanctimonious, these are terrible crimes and they will be eradicated when identified, so don’t pity us , we are airing them and exposing them. I do not want to comment on similar crimes in India let that be your concern. Suffice it to say investigate the rapes and murders in Kashmir and in other parts of India .

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  • Huzaifa
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:25PM

    This is staggering, totally. How cold-hearted and merciless we have become. Clearly reflects how much illiterate we are and due to such corrupt people future of Pak looks bleak.
    May Allah show us the right path.

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  • Zainab
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:41PM

    Its a terrible predicament!…s. I dont call such illiterate people muslims who can commit such a crime! They are savages. They dont have a religion as they dont have the ability to think righteously.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:43PM

    @Farooq:
    It appears you have never been outside Pakistan. I was born in Pakistan and now live in UK. Let me assure you that while I have lived in UK I have visited USA, India, Africa and several European countries. When I compare them to Pakistan I am embarrassed that Pakistan exists on the global map. It is because of people like you that Pakistan will never take responsibility. This story is the most disgusting I have ever heard and I have my doubts whether the culprits will ever be punished. Had this crime been something to do with blasbhemy then the culprits would have been shot by now.
    Will Pakistan exist in 20 years time in present format? I can assure you it will be history by then.

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  • Faraz
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:46PM

    @True Muslim Paki:
    LOL, become humans first then talk about implementing religion and other things. Religion is for humans not animals. This is not due to sharia not being implemented, more to do with us having completely lost humanity.

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  • Faraz
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @Ansari:
    you say it has nothing to do with Islam, yet you talk about Islamic caliphate, are you too confused??

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  • gt
    Aug 8, 2012 - 11:50PM

    @Zalim Singh:

    As an Indian, I find your comment off-topic, extremely disturbing, inhumane, and immoral.

    India has extraordinary problems assuring minimum civil rights to its female citizens, who cannot even go to a police station to record complaints without fear of rape. Can you send your wife or sister to any police station in India, Mr. Singh?

    Also, as an Indian, I have nothing but goodwill for Pakistanis as they struggle to function day to day, just as any any average Indian with small income and no influence in society. The problems faced are exactly equivalent, the complete negation and absence of basic civil rights and lack of governance. It is really not amusing when you yourself are at the short end of the stick and are responsible for the welfare of your family and children.

    It is good that papers like ET are taking up the cudgels for the underdog, because this is the only hope they have of securing any justice—- this public naming and shaming. Those who think Pakistan is being humiliated are completely mistaken. Rather, people of any sensibility applaud such reporting by newspapers. They understand abuses exist in any society, and are not unique to that society, and feel very proud when any group of that society act with righteousness and honesty to fight against injustice.

    So Farooq is completely wrong. It is the hypocrisy and the desire to perpetuate injustice that gives Pakistan and Pakistanis like HIM a bad name. Not when there is a determination to fight whatever is wrong, because we all recognize we are in the same boat. So, kudos to ET. Please keep up the good work, and ignore the fools. God bless Pakistan, and may the country become stronger and better with each passing day.

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  • Lavang Khan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:05AM

    @Farooq: I your Pakistan can’t protect it’s citizens, if your Pakistanis can’t get over their racism then the best cure to the disease is “death to Pakistan”!

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  • Muhammad
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:12AM

    Another example of very irresponsible reporting just to sensationalize Mr Owais jaffri report,

    “Jamila said that the men told her that they will teach her a lesson about honour and the importance of the Arayin tribe in the area. “He said, you are a Baloch and will remain a Baloch and you do not deserve any honour and respect,” she added.”

    You have no idea what you have written Mr Jaffri cause you do not know the social chemistry of Baluch tribes, this para can ignite massacre in Pakistan. So plz be responsible.

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  • Aug 9, 2012 - 12:34AM

    This abuse against women by subjecting them to humiliating naked parading is becoming common now in Pak, the same way honour killings and other abuses have.

    There’s an earlier story of police officers being ‘suspended’ for naked parading an alleged couple having an affair.

    Another earlier story of naked parading a woman in a village over some disagreement or imagined slight, and some other stories of parading naked rape victims years earlier.

    Clearly there are some sadistic and/or mentally disturbed men in Pak who seem to take pleasure in such sexual punishments. Sadly, outrage is barely registered against them by rest of society.

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  • entropy
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:37AM

    There is something very, very strange about this whole affair. Traditionally Baloch are high caste landlords in Punjab while Arains are low caste peasants. This news story just doesn’t make in any sense.

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  • kaalchakra
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:42AM

    Oh please! Why drag religion into this? Are these people Muslim? Absolutely not. No Muslim will do such a heinous act. Even after 65 years, Pakistan is paying for old kaffirism and jahilya of locals.

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  • Ali
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:48AM

    @Farooq: why? If you don’t acknowledge it, it will remain the same. If we are so ashamed of these actions…..change them….don’t deny they happen.

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  • manmohan.
    Aug 9, 2012 - 1:09AM

    this happens every day in India. Enjoy guys.

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  • shahid
    Aug 9, 2012 - 1:16AM

    It only shows that we have not evoved as humans yet. In Anthropoligic terms we are mor primates than humans. we will need few more thousand of years to turn into homosapiens.

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  • Ajay
    Aug 9, 2012 - 1:28AM

    I am astonished that a rising politician like Imran has no statement to make on such a henious crime by the police & feudal lords. I thought he was a straight speaking leader !

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  • Azi
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:22AM

    @Farooq:

    Pakistan honestly doesn’t have any respect in front of any country. Let these pricks we exposed, so much for having strict ‘Islamic’ laws in the country. And for people asking where is law enforcement agencies, please don’t rely on them, ours is one of the most in-competent in the world.

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  • Safdar
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:31AM

    ….are ‘keen’ and concerned on so-called obscenity and vulgarity visible on TV screens only; everything is justified on streets and roads

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  • Saad
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:52AM

    @naeem khan Manhattan.Ks: Brother, not trying to protect any religion… any religion or philosophy, if it is truly great, doesn’t need protection by me or you. My only point was that values, culture and religion of a society are very broad entities and shouldn’t be linked to specific incidents. Pakistan’s culture is also about Sufi saints, Eidhi’s charities and billions of zakat money given to poor every year… should we condemn all that because of a certain incident?
    By the way I would be equally critical if someone takes the recent shooting incidents in USA and blames the entire secular foundation of USA because of them… or if someone uses some violent incident in India to blame the entire Hindu religion. Sweeping generalizations are simply not logical.

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  • Rashid Khan, Lahore
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:05AM

    Welcome to the ignorant, backward nation – the Islamic Republic of PAK!strong text

    Can anyone tell me where the chest-thumping mullahs are? Why aren’t they out there preaching on how the pious should behave? Or issuing a fatwa to condemn the accusers?

    Let’s see, it is because there was no foreigners involved in this crime, no drones, no Indian connection, no American connection, right?

    PAKs are pathetic!

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  • Ahmed jani
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:21AM

    I am shocked by the mention of Islamic sharia as the cure of all evils, including this one. It is more like the cause rather than the cure. How is it that thinking that evolved in a backward medieval Arab society known for the ill treatment of women be a beacon for the future? Beats common sense.

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  • Aug 9, 2012 - 3:27AM

    Where are the Muftis with their futwas?

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  • Aftab
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:44AM

    Vote for Imran Khan if you want enlightenment in Pakistan. Otherwise stick with the parties you have been voting for in the past and see if they fulfill their FALSE promises this time around

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  • HADI SAKEY
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:39AM

    What has happened is nothing new. In an illiterate feudal society these things happen. Take it for granted. Even if the culprits are apprehended the Police will drop charges, Nothing will happen if they have feudal backing and backing of Notes.

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  • webwiz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:08AM

    this is the true face of Pakistan. Democracy is a civic blanket drawn over what is essentially a jungal-raj. That day is not far away when the entire nation will break up into pieces along ethnic and sectarian lines. As it is I am very confused what it means to be a muslim in pakistan.

    Let us fix this mess first before talking about nuclear power or challenging other countries.

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  • BS
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:16AM

    The criminals should be paraded naked too, tit for tat!

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  • Maher
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:19AM

    And we say this is ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN.. Shame on these guys, I wonder why CJ had not yet taken Suo Moto action against this animals…

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  • webwiz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:21AM

    “very bad and sad incident are we muslim first or Arain tribe???”

    @Tamoor: neither. we are humans first. let us not forget that. everything else follows from there.

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  • webwiz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:27AM

    By all means we should all condemn such incidents, pressurize govt to punish culprits in strictest possible manner and elevate the level of women in our society… but all that can be done without condemning the entire society, culture and values of Pakistan.
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    @Saad: who brings the govt and the mullahs to power? Isnt our society and culture to blame?

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  • Liberal
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:52AM

    Islamization policies of General Zia are bringing fruit. Pakistan is increasingly becoming the most dangerous nation for minorities.

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  • Liberal
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:22AM

    ooh THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN. Credit goes to extreme mullas as they are polluting the masses.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:37AM

    Wonder what Asma Jahangir, the so called champion of human rights, will have to say about this?

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  • Haider
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:38AM

    i hope this does not further aggravate the balochistan crisis:(

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  • Frustrated
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:02AM

    If the Worthy Chief Justice has some free time from his busy schedule of firing PMs, will he take the suo moto???

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  • Rahul
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:07AM

    I feel sorry for these women.
    This incident is disgraceful for humanity as a whole and not just Pakistan.

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  • AllahWasaya
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:30AM

    For everyone’s information, according to Pakistan Penal Code, desecrating a woman by taking her clothes off in public is a capital crime, punishable by death. I hope, if found guilty these guys are executed.

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  • Ali
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:41AM

    Get rid of all fuedals if you want to save Pakistan. Pakistan is economically finished and there will be nonpakistan in the next few years if we don’t change our ways and govt

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  • Akshay, India
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:42AM

    Whats the use of BURQA when you parade women naked?

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  • Maya
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:35AM

    Horrible and heinous act! They must be brought to justice immediately. I cant believe that we live in 21st developed century. They all are barbarians. I strongly condemn the act.Parading women naked seems to have become a usual act. There are news now and then of such reprehensible crime. We must put an end to this… media, judiciary, civil society. Shameful and obnoxious.

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  • Morons
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:58AM

    LAND REFORMS!! Remove all feudels..bring justice!! I have started hating myself to live in such a society..its all filthy.

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  • Peace
    Aug 9, 2012 - 12:10PM

    It is indeed very sad incidence of dishonoring women. Why we are like this? What’s wrong with us? Why we proud on race, color, religion or wealth “Sub Mitii May Mil Jain Gay”. This shows backwardness and lack of education. Well we deserve this cuz none of us ever protest against Govt’s act of allocating minimum funds to Education and Health Sectors in National Budget cuz we are more busy in watching Meera/ Veena or criticising Amrika (while at the same time trying to get its Visa). Yes we are hypocrites and we proud on this. Shame on us

    We are not able to even call ourselves “Human”. Investigation should be done and CJ should do something to give punishment not only to culprits but also to Police and the stupid crowd who except of helping women started burning tires and blocking roads.

    I heard/ read about many similar kind of cases but unfortunetly NOTHING happend to actual culprits. I wish and pray that this time we break our “RASAM of Saving Criminals” and punish those men who dared to dishonor innocent women.

    Jo “Aurat” Maa hai, Baiti hai, Bewi hai uss kay sath aiisa kyu??? Inn ko kuch sharam na aii

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  • Amer
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:18PM

    @Vikram: Nothing justifies crimes against women in any country but you make it sound like this is only happening in Pakistan. Have you tried typing your country’s name into youtube and see what happens?

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  • Aug 9, 2012 - 3:04PM

    This goes out to everyone who want PURE ISLAM in Pakistan – no matter what you do, you can never disconnect the culture from the people. In this case you cannot take Hinduism out of the people even if they have been Muslim for generations!

    Castes? What does it got to do with Islam or Muslims? It is a cultural subtext with which we have to live thanks to our history.

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  • Shock!
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:42PM

    “honour and the importance of the Arayin tribe in the area” Really?? It says a lot about Arayin pple and their definition of respect.. idiots

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  • Aug 9, 2012 - 4:41PM

    Pakistani`s are not a nation they are groups and crowd.The state is totaly failed.their should be officialy announced to finish this country from the map of the world.And people can migrate in other countries to claim stateless person status.Because thier are no basic rights of human to live peacefully.

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  • ASHIF
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:30PM

    @Farooq:
    (God forbid but) Let’s see how you feel when your mother sister and daughter are paraded naked.Recommend

  • Saz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:25PM

    And not sharing them will make them go away, stop these acts don’t cover them up @Farooq: Recommend

  • Saz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:28PM

    Islam is blamed because thisnis being done by muslims if you think this is against Islam then raise your voices against such acts and not against some lawn adverts.@aslam:

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  • Saz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:30PM

    No my fried it is your and my job to make sure that this dose not happen in our home, if we don’t then it is our fault@Amer:

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  • skai
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:47AM

    @Farooq:
    ” For God sake.Lets not share such stories and of humiliate Pakistan in front of the world ” If you are that much concerned why don’t you and the likes of you go and do some thing so this kind of things don’t happen again, so as not to bring HUMILIATION on Pakistan Looks like you are a person who DON’T like to hear the truth. I hope you read comments of other good muslims ,against your comments. Shame on you and the likes of you.

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  • skai
    Aug 10, 2012 - 1:01AM

    @manmohan.:
    ” This happens every day in India . Enjoy guys ” Another fool, give us a link of source of your information. I’m not saying that it don’t happen at all.

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  • Hamid
    Aug 10, 2012 - 1:55AM

    Point to be noted here is that stripping a woman naked in public is an offsense which has a death penalty in Pakistan.

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  • Vikram
    Aug 10, 2012 - 2:14AM

    @Farooq: This is not some thing new.
    Sexual abuse by police and powerful people in Pakistan.
    is a common thing. Most poor women get thier clothes taken off in the police station, in this case they did it at their home.

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  • Vikram
    Aug 10, 2012 - 2:39AM

    @Muhammad:
    Nothing happened when 1 Baloch woman was dragged naked thru streets to the police station. Musharaf government’s assassination. of Bloch leader Bugti and governments involvement in missing Baloch people shows how much respect Pakistani leaders have for Baloch people.

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  • Vikram
    Aug 10, 2012 - 2:57AM

    @kaalchakra: “Are these people Muslim? Absolutely not. No Muslim will do such a heinous act.”

    A Muslim remains a Muslim even after he/she commoits a crime. According to Sharia and Quran what is the punishment for a Muslim who says some other Muslims are not Muslims just because they paraded a Muslim woman naked thru the City Street.

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  • Mo/CA
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:52PM

    `sadly everyone in Pakistan is subject to some kind of abuse…
    be it:
    women
    hindus
    christians
    shiites
    ahmedis
    khwaja-saahibs
    children
    etc.

    the only people that appear to be safe are the people in power, or the GHIEIRATmand MEN that commit such crimes.

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  • Muzzie D
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:53PM

    the cops showed up a good three hours later… wow.

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  • Amir
    Aug 10, 2012 - 2:40PM

    Pakistan Zindabad !!! And why do such stuff always come up from Southern and Central Punjab region??

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