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Dec-25-2012 15:36printcomments

When Will Justice be Done for 6-Year old Hindu Girl Raped in Karachi?

Journalists attempting to report the story of Vijanti have been threatened.

Six-year old Vijanti Meghwar
Six-year old Vijanti Meghwar

(KARACHI, Pakistan) - On 4th December 2012, six-year old Vijanti Meghwar was brutally raped in Ghulam Nabi Shah village, district Taluka Pithoro Umerkot, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Vijanti belongs to the Meghwar community of the country’s minority Hindu population. She was found unconscious and lying in the street. Such a heinous crime was made easier by the fact that the Meghwars are Hindu and therefore powerless and helpless against mass intolerance and bigotry.

A number of community organizations held rallies for the justice for the 6-year old girl. This put pressure on the local police and three days after the incident, Pithoro police registered a case on the complaint of Bhano Meghwar, the uncle of the victim girl, against unknown persons.

Now the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan is nothing new. Violence and atrocities against the minority population of Pakistan has continued for many years, but the minorities are increasingly being treated worse than animals. Kidnapping of their girls and sexually assaulting their innocent children has crossed all bounds of humanity.

"Journalists attempting to report the story of Vijanti have also been threatened. Under these circumstances is it any surprise that the persecution of Minorities in Pakistan rarely gets reported?," said Naveed Paul.

The tragic case of Vijanti is therefore not an isolated phenomenon. In August 2012 a Christian minor girl from Sahiwal, a city in Punjab, Pakistan, was murdered after being "gang raped" by a group of five Muslim men.

On July 11, 2012 Pastor Aurangzeb's was sister kidnapped by some influential Muslims when she was coming back home after taking exams. She was rapped over the course of many days by Muslims Men, and subsequently forcibly converted and forcibly married. Her abductors had powerful political connections and after two months the country’s lower court ruled against her parents.

Kidnappings, rapes, forcible conversions, land grabbing, blasphemy laws and constant harassment are therefore a daily routine for Minorities who dare to remain in their homeland of Pakistan and suffer the humiliation of being third class citizens and subhumans in the eyes of the majority and legal system.

LEAD Chief Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill condemns this tragic incident and demands justice for 6-year old Vijanti who was brutally raped.

LEAD is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated and committed to work with passion for Children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, specially for discrimination, forced labor and forced conversion and falsely accused of blasphemy laws. We request to be partner in this mission with LEAD, as followers of Jesus, we are motivated by God's love to serve all people regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity.

Source: LEAD Pakistan


Special thanks to Mushtaq Gill



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Steven Goodwin January 5, 2013 1:47 am (Pacific time)

Editor: You honestly can't as naive as your comments reflect..... Islam is a Misogynstic, Homophobic, Anti Semetic doctrine that is a pimple on the ass of the modern world. It's 7th Century ideals remain unchanged to this day. And YES, the religion is directly to blame for the rape of this girl. Read the Koran (quor'an)and see for yourself.

Editor: I deal with crackpots every day who sputter the same sh*t.  One will be against Blacks, others Hispanics, that is a real constant problem, and others attack Jews, and I don't mean Zionist racists, but Jews, and others go after other groups, and I think you're all full of shit.  God didn't put us here to single out others because they are different.  I know so many warm and kind Muslim people, they are awesome and you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.  There are a lot of dangerous people who are also Muslim, and most live in countries that are friends of the US and Israel, the same have ignored Israel's six plus decades of shameful war crimes against the Palestinians.  Whose religion is it again that calls Christians and our ilk 'Goyam' and claims in their holy book that we are there to serve them?  There are good and bad elements of all religions and that is the end of that.  

Maximus Verillius December 28, 2012 9:46 am (Pacific time)

Look at the statistics, wherever a muzzy majority rules the minority are taxed, intimidated, coerced, beaten, threatened,kidnapped, raped all in the name of deomon alah. Sure crimes are commited by all different peoples, but stats show a consistant and malevolent bent by muzzy majorities towards their minorites all with the tacit approval of their happy mullahs.

dan December 28, 2012 6:32 am (Pacific time)

Face it editor. Islam condones this behaviour. I was shocked at what id heard about this "peaceful and tolerant" religion so i read the koran. And its all there in black and white.

Editor: Dude, don't judge everyone by the actions of a few, that is all I can ask.

Nick McConnell December 28, 2012 3:30 am (Pacific time)

So, you won't tolerate my intolerance. Then, who is not only "intolerant" but also demonstrably "low brow", "uneducated", and "dumb"? Or are you just, once again, having a bad day? Ever thought about why?

Editor: Yeah because I'm working to help humanity and statements like yours bring out the worst in all of  us. The world isn't so damned black and white.

Nick McConnell December 27, 2012 2:23 pm (Pacific time)

No, Editor, you're not "confused" - just dumb. The intelligent comments being made are that religions can condone violence - and the worst such religion is now Islam.

Editor: 'Dumb'?  Your low brow seemingly uneducated observations are not welcome here.  Your intolerance is unacceptable, all religions have members who are horrible and all have representatives who are incredibly good.  Have a nice day.

Seth December 27, 2012 8:32 am (Pacific time)

The Religion of Peace strikes again.

Editor: So the religion did it and not a rapist?  I'm confused, I didn't know religion committed rape.

Angry Ant December 27, 2012 7:34 am (Pacific time)

OF COURSE! Other religions? SO WHAT? All religions are rotten but the vilest is Islam.

Editor: Spoken like a true bigot.

Jimmy December 26, 2012 1:23 am (Pacific time)

Such a peaceful religion...

Editor: You think the religion is to blame?  Other members of a religion that has criminals?  Please...

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