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Violation of rights: ‘767 children raped and killed across Pakistan last year’ - The Express Tribune

KARACHI: While 254 children were raped in different parts of the country, the number of children who were raped and killed stood at 767 for last year.

This was revealed by Madadgaar National Helpline founder and Supreme Court lawyer Zia Awan at a press conference discussing the state of child rights in the province on Saturday.

Awan said that 368 children committed suicide, 201 were killed as part of honour killings, 189 became victims of human trafficking, 456 were kidnapped and 269 went missing.

According to Awan, the situation of child rights in Sindh is no different from the rest of the country. He stressed the need for healthy legislation for the rights of children. “Formation of the Sindh Child Protection Authority is a good step for the welfare of children but the step will be useless if there is no implementation,” he said. He added that there was no allocation in the current budget for the authority. He urged policy makers, politicians, child rights activists and the media to raise their voice for the Sindh Child Protection Authority.

According to him, the establishment of the authority and district child protection units will be a positive step by the Sindh government as after the 18th Amendment, the provinces are independent to address issues like child rights.


Speaking about the mechanism and working of the authority, he said that the institution will have the authority to establish institutional mechanisms for child protection issues.

Discussing the situation of Tharparkar, Awan said the children are living a compromised life. According to him, the number of child marriage cases reported in the area last year was 340 while those pertaining to child torture were 610. He stressed the need for the provision of exclusive child laws to help end child marriages in the province.
 

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There are always some dark elements in societies, vibrant society brings ample brightness to issues to ensure that these dark elements are challenged by the brightness and have to give away.

We are fighting against these dark elements by protesting using media to raise awareness and to create pressure on all the functionaries to perform and to get rid of this menace. We might have earned bad name due to lot of media involved, but thats a short term effect, in long term we know we are going to get rid or alteast minimize it.

Please rise to fight for those unfortunate and make your voice heard. A living society fights for its rights and growth.
 

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Who is hiding what? :unsure:

Is it not in news?
Actually, there is more to it than meets the eye. I started a thread earlier linking a news story that spoke about the extent of sexual assault in Pakistan and how much is under-reported. It got deleted for god knows why. Here's the link if you are interested:
WAR report 2014: Four women raped every day in Pakistan - The Express Tribune

However the reason for under-reporting seems to be that even the police do not accept complaints for these cases, besides the usual causes for under-reporting such as victims not coming out fearing shame, dishonor, etc. In fact even in the given number above, 201 were honor-killed (more like shame-killing). This blog on tribune seems to hit the nail on the head.

Options for rape victims in Pakistan: Stay silent, get an abortion or set yourself on fire – The Express Tribune Blog
 

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Actually, there is more to it than meets the eye. I started a thread earlier linking a news story that spoke about the extent of sexual assault in Pakistan and how much is under-reported. It got deleted for god knows why. Here's the link if you are interested:
WAR report 2014: Four women raped every day in Pakistan - The Express Tribune

However the reason for under-reporting seems to be that even the police do not accept complaints for these cases, besides the usual causes for under-reporting such as victims not coming out fearing shame, dishonor, etc. In fact even in the given number above, 201 were honor-killed (more like shame-killing). This blog on tribune seems to hit the nail on the head.

Options for rape victims in Pakistan: Stay silent, get an abortion or set yourself on fire – The Express Tribune Blog
Why the interest? Has india become free of these crimes that you are looking elsewhere for news?

Kindly do not play your filthy game with the plight of others!
 

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