05
Jun
08

ENOUGH OF THIS HUMAN TRADE!

I am extremely pissed-off after reading this article published in The Guardian by Declan Walsh today!

You would be too… at the insensitivity… the height of illiteracy… at such preposterous traditions that, for centuries, have marred the lives of so many… women and young girls in particular!

When will we evolve and shed off these inhuman, man-made laws that give no importance to the lives and the will of a person? Where innocence is lost by sheer brutality in a tit-for-tat settlement. Women are being raped, exchanged, enslaved, killed for the sake of resolving decades old tribal feuds whose history and origin are as ridiculous as their eventual means of resolve! Young girls … ages ranging from barely months to around 15 years are flung from one side to the other as if their value is nothing more than that of a barter trade comodity.

Why has humanity died in these people and why is there nothing being done to stop this?

The article in reference (above) gives a startling account of the very same practice that happened recently in Balochistan… where 15 child brides aged 3 to 10 were ‘handed over’ for marriage to end a bloody feud whose history was summarized as:

A dog owned by one tribe, the Chakranis, was shot dead because it strayed too close to a well controlled by their rivals, the Qalandaris. In revenge the Chakranis shot a donkey belonging to the other side. A ferocious bout of tit-for-tat killings ensued in which 19 people, including five women, were killed…

The eventual solution: Blood money and 15 women given for marriage!

Correct me if I am wrong… but isn’t it WRONG to declare a 3 YEAR OLD CHILD a WOMAN?

Did any one even bother to ask the helpless mothers whose younglings you were snatching away and ‘using’ as a bargain? I am sure it never happened because it NEVER happens! Women are never treated with respect and regard where such a horrific trade is at large. Because it is an exclusively ‘MAN-made’ parallel-law; a law that has no logic and doesn’t give due acknowledgement to free will and personal freedom.

No one in these rural areas cares about the writ of the government. That has always been the case. Governments have come, promised action, issued orders and yet there has never been a substantial decline in these practices. It is the law of the jungle there. That is why this practice of exchanging women for marriage called Vanni, although declared illegal in Pakistan, is still thriving!

THESE MEDIEVAL AND BARBARIC TRADITIONS MUST STOP!

THE GOVT MUST TAKE STERN ACTION AGAINT THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE CRIMES!

WOMEN MUST BE PROTECTED AGAINST SUCH PRACTICES!

ENOUGH OF EXCUSES AND COWARDNESS ON THE PART OF OUR GOVERNMENTS AND LEADERS! ENOUGH!

 

Link To The Guardian article: 15 child brides used to settle Pakistan feud

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6 Responses to “ENOUGH OF THIS HUMAN TRADE!”


  1. June 5, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    this is indeed disgusting but the practice has been happening for ages. I know someone who was trying to involve interior ministry to take some action but i guess women are not that important for them.

  2. 2 Zainub
    June 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    These people and their sick rituals. They might as well be living in caves till now. Good work in bringing the issue to light WeCite. Our leaders need a wake up call about human rights!

  3. June 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Seli I hear you sister but it is a fruitless struggle for women rights in a country ruled by feudals itself. There ain’t much you can expect from them sadly. Still it is pathetic to hear about such accounts always. Something must be done. I’m all for burning them in the streets like they did with those robbers in karachi. Srsly… they deserve it a lot more then the thieves.

  4. 4 supersizeme
    June 6, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    That’s hoprrific!
    However do remember these are mere tribal areas in a developing country, illiterate people, who live within the confines of their villages and are ignorant the rest of the world’s practices, NO i’m not making an excuse for their sicko acts,but I hate how the western media fails to highlight how in England alone a woman is beaten by her partner ‘every 20 seconds’, they dont highlight how professional, well-educated males abuse their women brutally and inhumanely. So they can shut up!
    These sicko’s live all over the world, not just in Pakistan, contrary to what a particular portion of the media will try to tell you.

  5. 5 supersizeme
    June 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    horrific*


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