Crimes against women

IT may be the 21st cen-tury but in Pakistan, that is merely a technicality. The archaic and often criminal notions of justice and honour, particularly the treatment meted out to women, speak of a society that remains mired in a medieval mindset. This is evident in the grotesque incident which took place this week in Neelor Bala village in Haripur district. According to the statement recorded in court on Tuesday by the middle-aged victim, she was pulled out of her house by at least four men, stripped naked and dragged through the streets. Reportedly, the entire village witnessed the ugly spectacle but no one dared intervene because the assailants were armed. Her crime? One of the attackers suspected that his wife had been assaulted by the victim`s son.


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Categories: Law, Women Rights

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