While commenting on my post titled “Rape and murder of Christian girls” Mr Rahi says:
‘This is a country where nobody will be concerned for brutual rape and murder done by their own people but will spend millions of dollars and hundreded of hours of speeches for some convicted American citizen who was being punished through a legal process.
The justices of high and supreme court takes cases based on their TPR rating. How much media covergae a case will attract will make it elligible for hearing next day or next year. No body is concerned with what is due legal process and what their responsibilities are even a herd of animal is more protective about other animals of herd.”
The parents of Lubna Masih, the twelve-year-old Christian girl who was raped and murdered in Rawalpindi by a group of Muslims (see Fides 13/10/2010), accepted a compensation of one million rupees (approximately 11,600 Euros) to abandon the legal proceedings against those responsible for the crime. This is what Fides has learned from the family of the girl, which is now immersed in mourning, sadness, and bewilderment.
After a “struggle” between the Christian organizations that had encouraged the parents to reject any proposed agreement and other envoys and mediators,Saleem and Guddi Masih gave in, accepting the significant cash contribution, which closes the case on a legal status.Saleem, Lubna’s father, said: “I forgive the men who killed my daughter. We’ll start a new life.”
Karman, Saleem’s brother, told Fides: “They are upset, but the decision is up to them.” Gudde, devastated by the pain cannot utter a word.
“Life for All,” a Christian-based NGO that has fought against impunity and to raise the issue of violence against Christians, told Fides with regret: “If the parents do not even have the strength to defend the memory of their daughter, nobody can do anything.”
Carrying out the negotiations was the organization “Ephlal Ministry” (“Justice Service”), specializing in civil and legal mediation. The organization will take 20% of the agreed sum. Among the determining factors were the poverty and hardship of the Masih family. Fides sources point out that
“the technique of buying the silence of victims is nothing new and is part of the uneven distribution of forces in the field: Christian families are often the last on the social scale and they are forced to confront members of the Muslim upper middle class or wealthy landowners.”
In response to the many cases of violence against Christian girls, last March the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, announced the establishment of a “direct telephone line” with a response office, to report the most serious cases of violence against religious minorities. President Zardari, in agreement with the minister for religious minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, had also called for the establishment of an international commission to dialogue with the government and address the most urgent issues. The Christian community had welcomed and supported the project, but currently none of these initiatives has yet come to pass.
Related Post-And two excellent comments by Abdul Nishapuri and Rahi::
Rape and murder of Christian girls
Shame on these so called Muslims who are indeed a blot on Islam, Pakistan and humanity.
Let us hope that the Chief of Punjabi Taliban Shahbaz Sharif (CM of the Punjab province) and his (personal servant) Islamic Qazi (Justice Sharif) will take personal interest in the case and award exemplary punishment to the criminals involved.(Abdul Nishapuri)
This is a country where nobody will be concerned for brutual rape and murder done by their own people but will spend millions of dollars and hundreded of hours of speeches for some convicted American citizen who was being punished through a legal process.
The justices of high and supreme court takes cases based on their TPR rating. How much media covergae a case will attract will make it elligible for hearing next day or next year. No body is concerned with what is due legal process and what their responsibilities are even a herd of animal is more protective about other animals of herd.
Lets hope that media will pick the issue and it gets a better TPR rating. Then may be there will some judicial activism for few days. But at the end like all other cases the orignal criminals will get bailed out and finally release based on insufficient proofs against them as nobody will come forward as witness for the sake of their own saftey and life.
Long Live Pakistan. Long live Injustice to Minorities and Long live CJ of Pakistan…(Rahi)