It seems like the society we live in has become extremely negligent towards the domestic staff and this has led to an increase in issues related to torture/misconduct towards housekeepers. Employing child labor aside, there is an urgent need to properly address treating those who’re kept in your employment. Proper steps need to be implemented in order to ensure that none of the workers face this trauma ever.
11 year old girl, Sumera’s video has been spreading on social media where she’s allegedly been physically abused by her employers
Sumera who previously worked for a family in Lahore has given details about the way she was treated there. She claims that she was beaten brutally for not being able to perform her duties properly.
She has shown some serious marks on her body
It is being assumed that a very hot iron may have been used to torture her
Her leg has been damaged seriously and this is inhumane.
The girl has narrated the entire incident in a video and has begged the owners to not treat her this way
Here’s the video
Meet 11 years old Sumera who was tortured by a family in Lahore. Sumera was a child slavery & worked for them for six years. They gave her rounds of a hot iron on her legs for not doing household work properly. I request the government to take some serious action on this issue. pic.twitter.com/wh7YcyZVMr
— Sir Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) October 28, 2018
People felt the pain through which the girl has passed and reacted to the situation.
Ina lilahi!! This is outrageous!! Someone please help this child. Help her get justice as well please. If only I could.
— دَھّبڑ دُھوس فقیرا (@NiggazBtrippinn) October 28, 2018
This is so brutal, humanity has long gone.
— Fatima Khan (@EmSober) October 28, 2018
A few requested the higher authorities, including the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, to intervene
@ImranKhanPTI @fawadchaudhry Please assist this girl and bring those responsible to account for the shocking injuries and crimes perpetrated on this poor little girl!! This should not be allowed to happen; no child deserves this inhumane treatment.
— Attiq Rehman (@AttiqRehman786) October 28, 2018
@ShireenMazari1 suggestion which can only be possible when govt intervene. Not only arrest this nonsense family & punish them but also run a campaign on TV through ad to avoid torturing house maids with toll free no for such complaint & immediate action with justice
— TeachPeace (@AmirSheikh29) October 28, 2018
People were also angered and wanted the culprits to be held accountable
This is extremely painful some responsibility is of parents who decide to trade these children as slaves and get rid of them abuser should also be accountable
— Zahid Anwar (@AnwarMZahid) October 28, 2018
I wish 2 hire a mob and do the same to the culprits.
May b even worse.😡😡
— Asim Muhammad (@AsimMuhammad1) October 28, 2018
Such incidents need immediate attention of the law enforcing bodies in order to ensure that the culprits get punished and no such incident is witnessed in the future. It is also sad that for incidents like this, the culprits rarely get caught, like the case of Major Ammara Riaz who was last reported to have gone into hiding to avoid getting arrested.
Pakistani authorities really need to step up to protect its real future – the young and vulnerable children.
A 10-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Being Tortured By A Major And Her Husband Has Shocked And Angered Pakistanis