Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A matter of restriction

This is what a newly acquired friend Hassnaa who has incidentally written this report meant, when she said, that there were far more important issues that the S government had to achieve than allowing the women to drive, removing the dress code for women. To drive and own a car was not at all important, she said, considering the larger much grim picture. And this is the larger picture she meant, where the mother cannot have the custody of her children in case of a divorce. Even if she is earning and is capable of looking after her wards.
But there are much more that has been not published…and some which have been, but with worse consequences.
Remember the shocking incident when a 19 year old was gang raped and victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male. The seven rapists, who abducted the pair, received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years in prison. When the victim appealed, the judges more than doubled the punishment for the victim because of "her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.”
Can it get more shocking than this?

2 comments:

deepti said...

Insanely criminal...my heart goes out to all the women,not only muslims but in general who go through so much,are helpless.
Sindhu,u still could share one story.Yet,there are so many horrid stories that go unheard.
U really did make me feel ashamed of myself for not being able to do anything about it as a woman myself.

sindhu said...

None of us can do anything...but atleast now some are getting published, earlier even that was impossible.
Sindhu