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Demented Justice

Another shocking case of abuse of women in the Arab world:

Two Pakistani women who say they were raped on the authorisation of a village council to avenge a landlord’s honour, say they would rather die than live with shame for the rest of their lives.

And in an interview on Friday at their makeshift mud house in the central province of Punjab, both expressed doubt that their powerful attacker would be punished, despite his arrest and those of the council members.

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The attack occurred on April 30 in the small village of Donga Naich after the landlord complained to the council that his honour had been sullied when the son of a poor farmer began a relationship with his daughter.

The council members, all landlords themselves, ruled that Ghaffar, who uses only one name, could avenge his honour by having sex with the farmer’s daughter and daughter-in-law.

Why should the women suffer? Perhaps the farmer could have provided something else to the landlord.

Update: Just to clarify – this is meant to poke fun at the landlord and his cohorts in the council. This is not a comment on all Muslim/Arab males.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

1 thought on “Demented Justice”

  1. Horrendous and unacceptable. Not that this doesn’t happen in the Arab world as well, but this time it’s important to point out that Pakistan is not part of the Arab world, though…

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