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    Human sacrifice in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    Human sacrifice
    Just as the Meerwala gang-rape case was coming to trial, the nation is confronted by another glimpse of the social darkness that envelops much of the countryside. Innocent girls in Mianwali are being made to pay a price for the sins of their male relatives by enduring, as in the Meerwala outrage, a fate worse than death. To win reprieve for their fathers facing death sentences for multiple murder, two teenage girls have been given in "marriage" to men as old as 55 and 77 years. Six other girls are also included in the peace deal but, being three to five years old, their actual transfer is deferred.
    But for the horrendous mismatch between the ages of the luckless girls and their prospective husbands, the Mianwali exchange may never have attracted national attention. Just as, but for its sponsorship by the panchayat, the Meerwala outrage would have faded away as "just another gang-rape." The sorry fact is that exchanging women for peace is a longstanding and inhuman tradition in many parts of Pakistan. These helpless girls, though formally married to members of the victims' family, often endure a life of constant taunts and torment. Through them, their families are humiliated and tortured. Only in rare cases, these forced marriages foster real reconciliation between the antagonists.
    This relic of medieval ignorance has, unfortunately, received a boost from the Islamic provisions of the criminal law whereby the victims' family may forgive the murderers in exchange for blood-money. In the Mianwali exchange, Rs 8 millions was also to be paid to the victims' family. But the Islamic provision of Qisas certainly does not envisage a trade in human beings. Its intent is to end the conflict by compensating the victims through cash or property. Since this provision is being misused to reinforce a barbaric tradition, the government must legislate against trading innocent women for peace among feuding men. The courts must also see before sanctioning such pardons that these are fairly and freely given and do not involve human sacrifice.
    In the Mianwali episode, news reports indicate that the actual transfer of the two traumatised girls to their "husbands" has been stopped by administrative intercession. This, however, may not be the end of the matter. For one thing, the Nikah is said to have already been performed. Since consent of the girl is a mandatory Islamic pre-condition for a valid Nikah, how it could be performed when the girls were so clearly unwilling is a question that needs to be asked of the cleric who presided over the charade. Another problem is that the victims' family appears unwilling to abide by the deal without its human component. The matter is being referred back by an obviously helpless district administration to the mediators who had midwifed the inhuman deal. That they are former legislators is a reflection of the kind of beings who monopolise democracy and prevent its liberating and empowering influence from trickling down to their constituents.
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    http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/jul20...ditorial.htm#1

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    A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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    Sad!


    Since Central Govt. of Pakistan doesn't have control over Tribes, I believe it is the duty of each Pakistani and specially our religious leaders should condemened this Tribal InJustice System.

    Would they?


    Or just simply get rid of this fu(c)king system!


    [This message has been edited by Pakistani Tiger (edited July 27, 2002).]

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      Originally posted by Pakistani Tiger:
      Sad!


      Since Central Govt. of Pakistan doesn't have control over Tribes, I believe it is the duty of each Pakistan and specially our religious leaders should condemened this Tribal InJustice System.

      Would they?

      I agree,But Govt must be more invovled and close to people.These So-Called Justice by Tribes and Punchayats etc must be stopped by Law.There are still parallel Justice systems are running in Sindh,Punjab and NWFP.Govt Knows well but doesn't act.
      Lets me ask all Pakistanis here, what they think and answer please:

      Do you think "Panchayat" system should be abolished as Meerwala and Abakhel decisions has given bad name to the nation?

      Lets Vote everybody.......My answer is YES.


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      A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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        #4
        Historically Panchayat was a good system of juegement....but it has outlive its uselfullness.... now more and more thugs are sitting in presiding over judgements...

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          #5
          Human sacrifice in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
          Topic of your thread is missleading, change it if you can. Violation of human rights, yes, human sacrifice, no.

          This wat you call human sacrifice.

          http://www.time.com/time/asia/ma...73,00.html

          Killing for 'Mother' Kali
          It was at most a fringe practice, but a spate of ritual killings in India shows that human sacrifice lives on
          BY ALEX PERRY ATAPUR


          For the magic to work, the killing had to be done just right. If the goddess were to grant Khudu Karmakar the awesome powers he expected from a virgin's death, the victim had to be willing, had to know what was happening, watch the knife, and not stop it. But even tranquilizers couldn't lull 15-year-old Manju Kumari to her fate. In his police confession, Karmakar says his wife, daughter and three accomplices had to gag Manju and pin her down on the earthen floor before the shrine. In ritual order, Karmakar wafted incense over her, tore off her blue skirt and pink T shirt, shaved her, sprinkled her with holy water from the Ganges and rubbed her with cooking fat. Then chanting mantras to the "mother" goddess Kali, he sawed off Manju's hands, breasts and left foot, placing the body parts in front of a photograph of a blood-soaked Kali idol. Police say the arcs of blood on the walls suggest Manju bled to death in minutes.

          Human sacrifice has always been an anomaly in India. Even 200 years ago, when a boy was killed every day at a Kali temple in Calcutta, blood cults were at odds with a benign Hindu spiritualism that celebrates abstinence and vegetarianism. But Kali is different. A ferocious slayer of evil in Hindu mythology, the goddess is said to have an insatiable appetite for blood. With the law on killing people more strictly enforced today, ersatz substitutes now stand in for humans when sacrifice is required. Most Kali temples have settled on large pumpkins to represent a human body; other followers slit the throats of two-meter-tall human effigies made of flour, or of animals such as goats.

          In secret ceremonies, however, the grizzly practice lives on. Quite simply, say the faithfulknown as tantricsKali looks after those who look after her, bringing riches to the poor, revenge to the oppressed and newborn joy to the childless. So far this year, police have recorded at least one case of ritual killing a month. In January, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, a 24-year-old woman hacked her three-year-old son to death after a tantric sorcerer supposedly promised unlimited earthly riches. In February, two men in the eastern state of Tripura beheaded a woman on the instructions of a deity they said appeared in their dreams promising hidden treasures. Karmakar killed Manju in Atapur village in Jharkhand state in April. The following month, police dug up the remains of two sisters, aged 18 and 13, in Bihar, dismembered with a ceremonial sword and offered to Kali by their father. Last week on the outskirts of Bombay, maize seller Anil Lakshmikant Singh, 33, beheaded his neighbor's nine-year-old son to save his marriage on the advice of a tantric. Said Singh: "He promised that a human sacrifice would end all my miseries."

          Far from ancient barbarisms that refuse to die, sacrifice and sorcery are making a comeback. Sociologists explain the millions who now throng the two main Kali centers in eastern India, at Kamakhya and Tarapith, as what happens when the rat race that is India's future meets the superstitions of its past. Sociologist Ashis Nandy says: "You see your neighbor doing well, above his caste and position, and someone tells you to get a child and do a secret ritual and you can catch up." Adds mysticism expert Ipsita Roy Chakaraverti: "It's got nothing to do with real mysticism or with spiritualism. It comes down to pure and simple greed." Tarapith in particular is a giant building site of new hotels, restaurants and stalls selling plastic swords and postcards of Kali's severed feet. Judging by the visitors here, Kali appeals to both rich and poor: the rows of SUVs parked outside four-star hotels belong to the ranks of businessmen and politicians lining up with their goats behind penniless pilgrims. ("The blood never dries at Tarapith," whispers one villager.)

          There are no human sacrifices at the temple these days. But the mystique of ritual killing is so powerful that even those who actually don't perform it claim to do so. In their camp in the cremation grounds beside the temple, a throng of tantrics tout for business by competing to be as spooky as possible, lining their mud-walled temples with human skulls and telling tall tales of human sacrifice. "I cut off her head," says 64-year-old Baba Swami Vivekanand of a girl he says he raised from birth. "We buried the body and brought the head back, cooked it and ate it." He pauses to demand a $2 donation. "Good story, no?" While most of this is innocent, some followers, like Karmakar, are inevitably emboldened to take their quest for power to the extreme. Karmakar, like many others, was caught. But in the dust-bowl villages of India, where superstition reigns and blood has a dark authority, the question is how many other "holy men" have found that ultimate power still rests in the murderous magic of a virgin sacrifice.

          All people are equal, but some are more equal than others. We call these "corporations."

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            All these things are happening in Pakistan( Land Of Pure, My foot).
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            20-year-old girl gang raped in Burewala

            By Abdul Sattar

            MULTAN: An unmarried girl named Khalida was abducted from her home at gunpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning and gang raped by five persons in Burewala Chak no 156/EB. Police registered a case on July 26 against the accused.

            The five accused are related to the Tehsil nazim Malik Aftab Ahmed Langarial and a Panchayat headed by Mr Langarial ruled that the parents of the 20-year old Khalida Parveen accept Rs 30,000 as compensation for the act or leave the village, according to the victims mother on Saturday.

            Khalida Bibis father is handicapped and the rest of the family, including brother Lal Din, work as farmhands in the Burewala subdivision. The five drunken men (Ismail Bhatti, Muhammad Iqbal, Faraz Ahmed Langarial, Ijaz Ahmed Langarial and Mujahid Hussain Langarial) gang raped the
            young woman in the house of Mujahid Langarial.

            The ordeal lasted over two hours during the course of which Khaleda Bibi passed out. After they were done with her, they tossed her body into an open yard near her house. After the decision of the Panchayat, the family decided to leave the village. They met with Additional Superintendent of Police Capt Pervez Ahmed Chandio who registered a case under Islamic Law. No arrests have yet been made.
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            http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...-7-2002_pg7_21

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