Friday, July 19, 2013

Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death For Having A Cell Phone

From the Asian Human Rights Commission: Arifa, a young Pakistani mother of two, was stoned to death by an uncle and other relatives because they discovered she had a cell phone.  The death sentence by stoning was issued by the Panchayat or tribal court.  No-one has been arrested, and more than likely never will be.

According to media reports her uncle, cousins and other relatives threw stones and bricks at her until she died. She was buried without informing anyone. Police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the Panchayat but no one has been arrested. She was buried in a desert far away from her village and nobody (not even her children) was allowed to participate in the funeral. Her husband is unknown.

The Panchayat is illegal., but no-one is willing to do anything about it, and the local police are complicit.

It's all about controlling the female population in a chauvinistic, patriarchal society where a woman's life means absolutely nothing.


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