posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 06:52 AM
714 people were killed by 'honor killings' in Sindh Pakistan in 2012.
This is the country that harbored UBL and gave our technology to China.
WHY are they considered an ally?
WHY did we give the Pakistan government $21 Billion last year?
(that's the last figure I saw)
WHY are we being subjected to Lindsy Lohan stories in the press
instead of hearing about the suffering of these people?
714 Killed Under Karo-Kari in Sindh in 2012
In many Asian countries, the status and the safety of women are still largely affected by gender based violence and discrimination, and Pakistan
still ranks among the countries in Asia, and in the world, with one of the worst human rights records which affects the condition of women
Pakistani women are subjected to physical and verbal offences, psychological and sexual abuse, rape (including marital rape), assaults, forced
conversions and forced marriages, honour killings. In the majority of cases, perpetrators are male family members. This is a result of the extremely
conservative and patriarchal mindset embedded in society and which cuts across social classes. Abuses such as battery and murder occur among upper
middle-class families as well as among working class people.
Even a comparison between the trend in urban and rural areas, proves that numbers are not that different in big cities. The reasons behind the
perpetuation of discrimination and violence against women of any age are to be found in the religious fundamentalism, in the conservative sexist
mindset pervading even urban areas, in the very feeble rule of law and in the widespread corruption within the civil policing system. Pakistan has
been termed as worst with reference to every aspect of human rights record. If we talk of women, there has been no let up of murders of women and men
in Sindh under the pretext of karo-kari (honour killing) and domestic violence.
During the year 2012 as many as 714 persons including 571 women and 143 men were killed across the province.
Related info sites -
Karo-Kari is Honor Killing in Pakistan