Monday, 1 September 2008

In the name of Tradition

Women of the western world should be grateful they do not live in Pakistan particularly anywhere near the Balochistan desert. To sanction the burial of 5 women alive is unbelievable and barbaric in the extreme. Three young women wanted to have husbands of their own choosing but were taken into the desert and shot and while two other older women went to their rescue, they too were gunned down and all pushed into a ditch and covered with mud, buried alive!!

The shocking reports of this horrible incident reaching the capital from different quarters revealed that the girls studying in classes 10 to 12 intended to marry men of their choice through a civil court by defying the centuries-old tribal traditions. When the fuming elders of Umrani tribe came to know about the intentions of these girls to appear before a local court, they picked them up from their homes along with two of their elderly women relatives. The crying girls were pushed into official cars and driven to a deserted area. There they were pushed out of the cars, made to stand in a queue and volleys of shots fired at them.
As the bleeding girls fell on the sand, the tribesmen dragged them into a nearby ditch and levelled it with earth and stones before the girls could breathe their last. As the two shocked elderly women tried to rescue the hapless girls, they too were gunned down and buried in the same manner.

One cannot have respect for these traditions and the backward animals who support and perpetrate them.


jams o donnell said...

Absolutely disgusting. I would like to think that the perpetrators will rot in jail for the rest of their lives for this murder. Something tells me they will get off scot free. the bastards

Colin Campbell said...

Some acts of brutality are impossible to comprehend. This is one of them.