Hindu gang rape survivor warns of suicide

Published: September 6, 2012
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The married woman was allegedly gang-raped by influential men of the Allah Rakhio Mahar village.DESIGN: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

The married woman was allegedly gang-raped by influential men of the Allah Rakhio Mahar village.DESIGN: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

KHAIRPUR: 

Fed up with the injustice, a Hindu rape survivor has warned she will commit suicide by setting herself on fire outside the Supreme Court building.

The married woman was allegedly gang-raped by influential men of the Allah Rakhio Mahar village. The family went to the police, who refused to register the case against the suspects.

When they filed a complaint in a Khaipur court, the Bheels were beaten and forced to flee their homes.

Talking to the press outside the sessions court building on Monday, the woman said that police were not taking action against the culprits as they supported the criminals. “I lost my honour and shelter as well, but the law isn’t coming to help me,” she complained. “I fear they will kill my husband and other family members.” The woman said that the elders were trying to pressure the family into talks with her rapists. “I’ll even go to the Supreme Court for justice and will commit self-immolation if the culprits are not arrested,” she warned.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (32)

  • omkar
    Sep 6, 2012 - 6:47AM

    Just the headlines on this page prove that Pakistan is a slow motion train wreck.This is tragic and there is no hope until the so called Ulema-the real villains, are reined in.

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  • Sep 6, 2012 - 10:33AM

    Will she need to produce 4 muslim men or 4 hindu men.

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  • Indian hindu
    Sep 6, 2012 - 11:18AM

    this is the land of pure islam.

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  • someone
    Sep 6, 2012 - 11:45AM

    A humble request to all minorities, please leave this country for your future. This will keep happening in the land of pure.

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  • Indian
    Sep 6, 2012 - 12:11PM

    brave lady.

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  • jism
    Sep 6, 2012 - 12:13PM

    now,go protest ,not for this girl but for rohingya Muslims,in meantime minorities in Pakistan will set themselves in fire.

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  • S Mansoor
    Sep 6, 2012 - 12:25PM

    This is a horrendous event of the highest order, and I hope justice shall be done at least post event. However, I do not understand why ET chose to headline this with the girl’s religion when absolutely nothing in the story suggests a link with her being from that community.

    This could be confused with sensationalist journalism, something I expect ET to be far above. Recommend

  • FU
    Sep 6, 2012 - 12:42PM

    And in another article Pakistanis were shamelessly accusing India of mistreatment of minorities and Kashmiris. Man do this people have any hearts.Are this people humans at all

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  • Sayed Ali shah Gilani
    Sep 6, 2012 - 2:12PM

    @someone:
    & why don’t they leave..who is stopping them?

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  • nomi
    Sep 6, 2012 - 2:17PM

    @ indian hindu

    Every life is sacred and any country that does not respect its people is destined to fail.

    Your secular country is also famous for disgracing women. State of Goa, Delhi, and West bengal, and Assam are famous for atrocities against women.

    Pakistan is far from the land of pure, but your country too is not a paradise.

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  • Colin
    Sep 6, 2012 - 2:46PM

    in India the muslim population over the years has increased, while it is the opposite in Pakistan.

    India must give all the minorities asylum as it did to Tibetans.

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  • Sammar
    Sep 6, 2012 - 3:44PM

    My Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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  • Khan101
    Sep 6, 2012 - 5:16PM

    @Colin: You are telling like, never a muslim girl is raped in inida ?? but that will never be a headline coz its a normal thing in inida

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  • PaKhtoon
    Sep 6, 2012 - 5:19PM

    Indian Newspaper and TV channels are always full of the word “” BaladKar “” People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones on others…Recommend

  • Ranjan
    Sep 6, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Had it be done against muslim india, there would have communal riots. Simple issue like commenting by hindu boy to muslim even lead to riots in india.Pakistan Hindus are minority, they know they can’t take on majority. In india muslims can take hostage of hindu, even though minority. that shows socio cultural processes.

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  • Sep 6, 2012 - 7:40PM

    @S Mansoor:
    Probably you are careless to read the article . The rape survivor belongs to bheel community ( mentioned in the news)and the Bheels are Hindu.
    Also you well understand that had she been Muslim the police station would have been razed for not accepting the FIR.
    .Instead of blaming ET Blame the police and if you are a true Muslim condemn the rapist and also take steps for the justice to weaker section of society than simply giving comments on the net or lamenting for the incident.
    Silent spectators of majority too are responsible for such sorry state of affairs.

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  • Rahul
    Sep 6, 2012 - 8:11PM

    Just pay little bribe and move in to India. There are already more that 20 million muslims who have moved within last 2 decades from Bangladesh who are causing anarchy in India, non-muslim minorities will at least help develop India.

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  • bill carr
    Sep 6, 2012 - 8:35PM

    Mostly Uneducated Sexstarved Lazy Intolerant Men

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  • bill carr
    Sep 6, 2012 - 8:37PM

    If you are of the elite ie rich in most Islamic states the police will not touch you for fear of losing their jobs

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  • 1984
    Sep 6, 2012 - 9:08PM

    @Sayed Ali shah Gilani:
    & why don’t they leave..who is stopping them?

    If thats the case,why didnt Jinnah and his followers who felt that muslims wouldnt be safe in United India leave to Iran or Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia in 1947…

    These minorities are the sons of the soil and have equal rights as you,perhaps even more if you consider yourself as an Arab who migrated in 7th century

    If you feel you were justified in dividing India in 1947 to protect your rights.,,why dont you divide Pakistan and allow the Hindus,Muslims and Shias a small area to prevent them from building a model Islamic state??

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  • Expatriate
    Sep 6, 2012 - 9:16PM

    Why the courts are silent ? Life and honour of every individual must be protected and justice served irrespective of cast creed and colour.

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  • Someone
    Sep 6, 2012 - 9:54PM

    Funny to see hypocritical comments of Indians. People in glass houses do not throw stones at others.

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  • yousuf raza gilani
    Sep 6, 2012 - 10:39PM

    @1984:
    Hey…
    it was a sarcasm..i mentioned the wrong name.
    Anyways…both of them have the same IQ.level.

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  • IceSoul
    Sep 7, 2012 - 10:50AM

    Gentlemen, while this event is condemnable, the refusal of the police to register an FIR has nothing to do with her being Hindu. They would have refused even if she had been Muslim because apparently, the other party is pretty influential and unfortunately, that’s how things work in Pakistan…

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  • roger
    Sep 7, 2012 - 5:11PM

    @nomi:
    dude u have no idea…these attrocities are far less….there are no attrocities against women in assam its against those bangladeshis and they deserve it….next west bengal is amongst the safest for women but i agree that crime has risen there….delhi yes…delhi is constant place but situation is far less tense there than in pakistan… and goa?? who told u goa??? goa is the most tolerant of all the places..perhaps in asia….there is freedom in every village..i live here i noe the situation..u dont so keep mum…..minorities want to leave pakistan..this means definitely something wrong

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  • roger
    Sep 7, 2012 - 5:14PM

    what else can be expected out of pakistan…it has pledged not to protect minorities…well they cant evven protect majority…people there are doomed……..

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  • Mubarak
    Sep 7, 2012 - 7:35PM

    @Sayed Ali shah Gilani:
    Your name indicates that you are from some part of Badhoo desert, what are you doing in this part of the world? Please go back to your Badhoo land and leave the indigenous people of this land alone.

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  • Sep 7, 2012 - 11:36PM

    This woman should conduct her protest in front of the residence of Mr.Chief Justice of Pakistan because he is one who pose like he is the saviour of Pakistan.

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  • Mohammad Ali
    Sep 9, 2012 - 10:35AM

    Oh!, Why they are not leaving these non-Muslims to live in Pakistan.Don’t forget this country belongs to us as well as Hindus and Christians.Don’t make them shade-less and Allah Almighty will do justices with you Sister.

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  • muneer
    Sep 10, 2012 - 10:22PM

    Pakistanis need to be more mature in matters of state and justice….otherwise, what is is the purpose of seeking a separate state in 1947? People commenting here seem to be confused. The lady in question is PAKISTANI, not Hindu or Muslim. The honor of a lady was shred to pieces and u question her faith? A woman should be be safe in a Muslim country, whether she be Hindu or Muslim.Just because she is Hindu, people are taunting her about India being her country.This mentality need to change…u have created chasms because people are sindhis, balouchis, pathans, punjabis or mohajirs and to top it, you mud-sling everyone because they are Christian, Hindu, Jew or Muslim of a different sect.Let the Almighty judge…dont play God and Pakistan can only then prosper. If you let this continue, you are only playing into the jihadis’ hands.

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  • Asad Raza
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:54PM

    the supreme court is too busy changing prime ministers.they are usless.Media should try and take notice shedding light on these issues than those evening political shows. this isnt what the pakistani people and flag stand for

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  • Faisal
    Nov 3, 2012 - 6:48PM

    This is not an issue of religion, no religion supports such cowardly act against woment, islam in particular teaches the equality and honour of the women. The root cause is the culture which has been deep rooted particularly in the villages. Yes ulema’s are at fault since there is only a minority who are servising islam other are doing politics and that too shamelessly. The lessons of islam have been forgotten, some ill minded opportunists have twisted the religion interpretated according to their requirments. In this material world all are after worldly benefits. The teaching and respreading of real islam has to be made priority by the ulemas.

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