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Pakistan: Gang-Rape, Murder of a Pakistani Christian GirlLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
Local media reports that the murdered Christian girl, Muqadas Kainat, was the oldest of seven children.
(SALEM) - According to local media reports, a 12-year old Pakistani girl who went into a field to relieve herself was gang raped by several men and murdered just less than two weeks ago. At this point, police have not made any arrests.
There are few things more disturbing in this world that the wanton abuse of a child; particularly under these worst of circumstances.
A rape is what allegedly caused the burning ethnic tension in Burma that has led to large scale retaliation against the Muslim community there, and murder.
Local media reports that The murdered Christian girl, Muqadas Kainat, was the oldest of seven children of the kiln worker and his wife,
She was attacked in Sahiwal city on the 14th August 2012. It is tragic for so many reasons, but the context is critical; only 1% of Pakistan is Christian. Complicating matters is the fact that several Christian girls in this remote area have been raped and forced to both marry into the Muslim community and abandon their own religion, human rights groups report.
This sad story did not gain sufficient media attention; so now it must. In keeping with that, there is a history in this part of Pakistan according to the Christian community, of local authorities failing to investigate cases of rape or other violence against Christians, often for fear of influential Muslims or militants.
In his letter below, our Human Rights Ambassador, William Nicholas Gomes, asks Mr. Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister of Pakistan in Islamabad, to investigate the incident and prosecute the perpetrators and insure the safety and security of the victim’s family.
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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