A teenage girl was stripped naked and paraded throughout a village in Dera Ismael Khan on Sunday. The decision to walk this girl throughout the village was taken by a group of bandits, as a punishment for her brother’s conduct.
She was paraded naked for an hour, and even though she knocked on many doors to ask for clothes and shelter but out of fear of the bandits, no one offered any help
Even though the incident took place in the vicinity of the Chodwan Police Station, the police refused to take any action after the family lodged a complain. It was only after the mainstream media had picked up the story, that the first report was filed against 5 of the culprits.
One woman termed inappropriate behavior of doctor as harassment and everyone started condemning her for elitism,… https://t.co/wppIj8sb7d
— Gulalai_Ismail (@Gulalai_Ismail) November 3, 2017
There was an outrage all over the country on the incident
— Fayaz Chachar (@ChacharFayaz) October 30, 2017
— David Frankenhuis (@dfrankenhuis) November 1, 2017
— Barkatullah Qureshi (@BarkatullahQ) November 1, 2017
Since it happened in KP, people called out Imran Khan and the effective justice system in KP that he talks about
— Senge H. Sering ས།ཚ། (@SengeHSering) October 29, 2017
— Wahab Saba (@WahabSaba9) November 1, 2017
— javed korejo (@KorejoJaved) October 31, 2017
Many noticed how the majority was silent about this horrible incident
— Osama Siddique (@DrOsamaSiddique) November 6, 2017
This sickens me so much! I wonder how many of these horrendous acts by village councils do not even get reported. https://t.co/BfhgFZEhWw
— Ayesha Gulzar (@ayeshagulzar03) November 4, 2017
Some took this opportunity to point fingers against Sharmeen Obaid’s critics who were silent in this case
— Umaima Ahmed (@UmaimaBlogger) November 1, 2017
— Nisma Chauhan (@ChauhanNisma) November 1, 2017
Outrage over Chinoy but no outrage over DI khan incident. ?
— Danial (@defilibrator) October 31, 2017
However, this lady asked the most pertinent question out of all
For how long is it going to continue? for how long women will be punished for the crimes committed by men?? #DIKhan
— Bakhtawar Javed (@BJ_Socialist) October 29, 2017
All this attention pushed the justice process. Imran Khan took notice of the incident and till now 8 out of 9 culprits are under arrest
— Hammad Khan (@hmdkhan) October 30, 2017
Police arrest 7 for parading girl naked in DI Khan village… https://t.co/qgloSbrIXE
— mubasher mir (@mubashermir) November 1, 2017
— PTI KP (Official) (@PTIKPOfficial) October 30, 2017
Eight held in DI Khan for parading a woman nakedhttps://t.co/r5cqSZcYdQ
— Daily Times (@dailytimespak) October 31, 2017
Four out of eight suspects have confessed to their crime before a local court two days ago. The rest of the four suspects have denied the charges, claiming that the others have confessed due to constant pressure of the police.
The speedy justice in this case must commended. A lot of incidents like this go unreported and unaccounted for. Precedents need to be set for people taking justice into their own hands because the law does not allow it. And the alternate justice systems end up taking decisions which do not benefit women at all.
Cover image via: independent.co.uk