Justice Denied with Christians Minorities in Pakistan, The Gang Rape with the Christian Girl in Narowal. By Khalid Mansoor Soomro
25 May 2004
PCP Karachi Bureau Report. The gang rape incident of a Christian girl, in Narowal goes on to show the Police’s laxity or more appropriately, their leniency letting go of alleged criminals.
A young girl Student of Saint Paul High School in Narowal was picked up by Six men and allegedly gang –raped for three days.
Proof of the local Police’s complicity in defending the dignity of the accused rather than the victim was evident in the pressure tactics being used against the girl family.
They initially refused to file an FIR and continued to force the Christians girl’s family to
Negotiate with the pre-petrators, who happened to be locally influential.
The six men involved in the gang rape got bail before arrest, forcing the aggrieved family to stage a sit-in, in early May, in front of parliament in Islamabad.
The DSP (investigation) Asif Ansari has transferred the case to the Gujranwala Range SP (Crime branch) for further investigation.
Such negligence in enforcing the Law in indeed encouraging for the continuation of archaic practices.
Perhaps emboldened by the Meerwala acquittal, Police inaction, in Afsheen’s case and aware of the many legal lacunae surrounding a rape charge the Kabirwala and the Narowal accused have not been effectively, deterred