Saturday, August 30, 2008

Burying Women Alive & Shocking Baluchistan

I have recently come across a sad & shocking story; it says “five women had been buried alive in Balochistan in the name of honour”.

The issue was brought in Senate for discussion, “a nationalist senator from Balochistan, Mir Israrullah Zehri, stunned the Senate by defending the burial alive of five women in Balochistan terming it an act within Baloch tribal traditions and advised the House not to exaggerate the issue”.

The only fault of those innocent women that they had married as per their choice, which is allowed in any civilized society or any religion.

I am also a Baloch but would not link the Baloch traditions to such kind of horrible act against humanity. No Baloch “or human” can dare to even think of taking such action.

Apart from medieval tribal tradition, I hope sanity would prevail and STATE OF PAKISTAN “if functional” would come ahead to take action against the so called moral police of tribal land”.

It is against the Fundamental Rights “ensured or protected in Chapter 1, from article 8 to 28” of the supreme law of Pakistan i.e., the constitution.

It is also the responsibility of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo moto action as per article 284 of the constitution.

As a responsible citizen, it is our collective responsibility to speak up against the grave human rights violation. We all can make a difference with small efforts.

I am sure, the remains of great historical baloch figures “Mir. Chackar & Mir Balach” would also be in shock and awe.

2 comments:

Ali said...

Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri (BNP-A) stood on the floor of the Senate and went on the record defending the burying alive of five Baloch women in the name of Baloch customary laws and traditions. When a woman Senator and two men Senators protested against his defending this indefensible crime, the Acting Chairman of the Senate, Jan Muhammad Jamali, also a Baloch, intervened and refused to condemn the killings, hiding behind “the need to wait for a Government investigation”. WAF would rather take the word of the local journalist and Rauf Klasra, than wait for an investigation where the victims’ families, neighbours, the local police and the provincial media are too terrorized by the ruling clique to speak up.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it is shame the way these TRIBAL LORDS treat women.

Hope sanity will prevail.

Imran