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Six men arrested after Pakistani-Spanish women tricked into travelling to Gujrat where they were shot

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Aneesa Abbas, 24, and Arooj Abbas, 21 were forced to marry their cousins last year.


Two sisters with dual Pakistani and Spanish citizenship were allegedly killed by their husbands, uncle and brother in a so-called “honour” killing a day after they were tricked into travelling to Pakistan.

Aneesa Abbas, 24, and Arooj Abbas, 21, were strangled and shot dead on Friday after arriving in the eastern city of Gujrat with their mother, Azra Bibi.


It is understood that, on arrival in Pakistan, the sisters were pressured to help their husbands, who they were forced to marry last year, apply for spouse visas so they could travel to Europe.

It is alleged Aneesa and Arooj were killed when they refused to help. Both women wanted to divorce their husbands, who were also their cousins, so that they could remarry in Spain.

“The investigations have confirmed that both the sisters were killed in the name of ‘honour’,” said investigating police officer Muhammad Akhtar.

Police said the women’s husbands, Hassan Aurengzeb and Atiq Hanif, their uncle, Hanif Goga, and their brother, Shehryar Abbas, have been arrested and confessed to the killing. Two other men have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Hundreds of women are murdered by family members in Pakistan each year in so-called “honour” killings for violating conservative norms governing women’s relationships, despite 2016 legislation ending the loopholes in the law that allowed culprits to walk free in the country’s deeply patriarchal society.

Earlier that year, the murder of Qandeel Baloch, known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian”, by her brother Waseem Azeem sparked national outrage and demands for changes to the law. Azeem was sentenced to life imprisonment but was acquitted in February this year after his parents pardoned him.

Samar Minallah, a human rights activist, said: “This is yet another brutal murder of innocent girls raised in another culture valuing basic human rights, yet treated like inanimate objects by their own families.”

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent rights group, more than 470 cases of “honour” killings were reported in the country last year.


Waseem Azeem, pictured in July 2016, who has been acquitted of murder after his parents pardoned him under Islamic law.
Pakistan court acquits man who killed sister after parents’ pardon
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It is not uncommon for parents with dual citizenship to force their daughters to marry cousins in Pakistan to secure European visas. A report on forced marriage, published by the UK government in 2020, found almost 40% of cases involved British citizens being taken to Pakistan to marry against their wishes.

In 2016, Samia Shahid, a British Pakistani beautician from Bradford in the north of England, was raped and killed when she returned to Jhelum district after marrying a man from outside the family. She had previously left her first husband, a first cousin from their village in Pakistan. Her ex-husband and father were arrested for her murder. Six years later, the case is ongoing.


This article was amended on 24 May 2022. An editing error meant an earlier version misspelled the city of Gujrat as Gujarat, which is a state in India.

 

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Earlier that year, the murder of Qandeel Baloch, known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian”, by her brother Waseem Azeem sparked national outrage and demands for changes to the law. Azeem was sentenced to life imprisonment but was acquitted in February this year after his parents pardoned him.

This part saddens and puzzles me. Should the murderer go scot-free simply because his parents forgave him? Doesn't the murderer deserve a harsh punishment for taking a life? Life imprisonment at the very least? Why should the victim's or perpetrator's family have a say in the quantum of punishment? Shouldn't the punishment be impartially applied?

"Honor", my foot.
 

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This part saddens and puzzles me. Should the murderer go scot-free simply because his parents forgave him? Doesn't the murderer deserve a harsh punishment for taking a life? Life imprisonment at the very least? Why should the victim's or perpetrator's family have a say in the quantum of punishment? Shouldn't the punishment be impartially applied?

"Honor", my foot.

Unfortunately, desi legal system is guided by stupid obediance to irrational desi family culture and social structure including in Indian police stations the senior inspector forcing wives complaining of torture by husbands and in-laws to "compromise" with them instead of punishing them. A very stupid and unjust thing that happened in South India ( Karnataka state ) some years ago was of the parents of a girl who married a boy of her choice, suiciding because of their inherent irrational, oppressive and self-shaming thoughts they felt about their daughter's marriage and they felt it is better to suicide then to answer the questions and taunts of their jaahil neighbors and relatives. And what did the police do ? They arrested the girl and her husband on abetment of suicide ! Really ? What had they done other than follow their heart's desire in being with each other despite opposition by the girl's stupid parents ? How were these particular police thinking the case ?
 

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This part saddens and puzzles me. Should the murderer go scot-free simply because his parents forgave him? Doesn't the murderer deserve a harsh punishment for taking a life? Life imprisonment at the very least? Why should the victim's or perpetrator's family have a say in the quantum of punishment? Shouldn't the punishment be impartially applied?

"Honor", my foot.

Pakistani society is still living under pagan shadows
 

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Unfortunately, in these types of murders sadly the mother. Will turn up in the court and forgive and pardon the family male, husband or son for the crimes? So it’s a lose case.
 

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Notice how its always women

do men suffer from these "honor" killing


It happens in India at least if the husband belongs to another religion or caste. There was the recent Hyderbad honor killing of the Dalit husband of a Muslim girl at the hands of the girl's "very honorable" brothers. And our Ameer-ul-Momineen in modern India, Asaduddin Owaisi, who headquarters his party in Hyderabdad didn't make a tear or even a word for the the murdered man. But of course the Ameer is most happy in give cash award of lakhs to Angry Indian Burqa Girl Muskan and his party members go about pasting banners reading "Pehle hijab, phir kitaab" and he also keeps himself angry about mosque issues. Human rights and morality be damned as per him. So the Hyderabadi murdered man exists as a male honor killed.

Another case is this from India again from 2011. The girl and her male teacher lover were stoned to death by a mob of 200 :
Police in India say they have arrested eight people for stoning to death a young couple who had a love affair which met with their disapproval.

The accused include the parents of the murdered woman, who died alongside her lover. He came from a lower social group in Uttar Pradesh state.

There have been many cases in India where people have been killed for defying tradition and family honour.
Often these crimes are endorsed, or even encouraged, by village elders.

In the latest instance, police believe that Rajiv Verma and his girlfriend Renu Pal were stoned to death by a mob of about 200 people, including many of the girl's relatives.
The officer in charge of the investigation told the BBC that Renu's mother was suspected of playing a leading role in the killings.

The couple were murdered apparently because of the mob's "shame" that Renu, a student, should fall in love with her teacher, who came from a lower social group or caste.

The police said that community leaders had warned the couple to break off their relationship, but three days before their deaths, they ran off together.

Last month India's Supreme Court warned senior officials that they could be prosecuted if they failed to prevent such killings from taking place.

It said that in some cases village councils had encouraged or even ordered the deaths.

But if we look at honor killing in general we should acknowledge that male students who suicide because of the lust of their parents for the stupid things called high marks in schools and colleges just so that the parents can brag of these high marks to their neighbors, relatives and co-workers, should also be considered honor killing. These suicides are murders and the parents shot ideally be presented to a firing squad as should be any honor killer.

Unfortunate event indeed.
But they could leave on the promise of returning back.... At least would have been alive....

Nahi bhai, I don't think they had the opportunity to choose. :sad:
 

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