Pakistan Honor killing: 3 Teenagers buried alive for attempting to choose their own husbands

by Infidelesto on September 1, 2008 · View Comments

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I’m sorry but I’ll report thousands of these cases and will never become numb to the news.  Every time I hear one of these cases it reminds me that true evil still exists and we must do everything humanly possible to fight it.  This kind of news never gets old, it only makes things more clear.

Irish Times

PAKISTAN: THREE TEENAGE girls have been buried alive by their tribe in a remote part of Pakistan to punish them for attempting to choose their own husbands, in an “honour” killing case.

Of course, the pukes defended the actions calling it  an “honorable tribal custom”

After news of the deaths emerged, male politicians from their province Balochistan defended the killings in parliament, claiming the practice was part of “our tribal custom”.

The girls, thought to have been aged between 16 and 18, were kidnapped by a group of men from their Umrani tribe.

They were driven to a rural area and then injured by being shot. Then, while still alive, they were dragged bleeding to a pit, where they were covered with earth and stones, according to the findings of Human Rights Watch, the international campaigning group.

Officials, speaking off the record, confirmed the killings.

Once again, in lawless Pakistan, the murderers go untouched…

However, six weeks after the deaths, no one has been arrested, amid claims of a cover-up. According to several accounts, Balochistan government vehicles were used to abduct the girls, and the killing was overseen by a tribal chief who is the brother of a provincial minister from the ruling Pakistan People’s party.

Some reports said that two older relatives of the girls tried to intervene, but they too were shot and buried alive. “This is a heinous criminal offence,” said Ali Dayan Hasan, of Human Rights Watch. “We have corroborated it and cross-corroborated it, but the second the police admit that it happened, it would trigger an investigation.” Mr Hasan said that, with a presidential election on September 6th, one in which Balochistan’s provincial parliament would be strongly relied on to deliver votes, action that would antagonise the region’s politicians was highly unlikely.

How screwed up must your culture/country be when you have a member of your National Parliament defending honor killings as “centuries old traditions”

In Pakistan’s national parliament, an MP from Balochistan Israrullah Zehri said on Friday that “this action was carried out according to tribal traditions”, a view backed up by some other male lawmakers, who attacked a woman senator who had raised the case.

“These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them,” Mr Zehri added over the weekend.

The killings happened in the Naseerabad district of Balochistan. Although so-called honour killings are not unusual, burying the victims alive is brutal even by tribal standards.

“It is very common for women in these cases to be deprived of an honourable burial. This is to make sure others learn the lesson,” said Samar Minallah, a human rights activist based in Islamabad.

Sarang Mastoi, a local journalist with Pakistan channel KTN, said that the villagers were scared to talk openly, but he had been taken by some to see the burial site.

The report reminds us this has NOTHING to do with Islam…

Under tribal – not religious – tradition, marriages are carefully arranged by elders. Marrying without permission is considered an affront to the honour of the tribe. Sadiq Umrani, a provincial minister, has admitted that the girls were buried alive but denied the involvement of his brother.

Pakistani Lawyer defends honor killing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by southwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament this week to spare him their outrage.

“These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them,” Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, said Saturday. “Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid.”

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch.

They were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud, according media reports and human rights activists, who said their only “crime” was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing

Zehri told a packed and flabbergasted Parliament on Friday that Baluch tribal traditions helped stop obscenity and then asked fellow lawmakers not to make a big fuss about it.

Why should they protest barbaric traditions from centuries ago? After all, it’s not like this has spread to Europe, and the Americas… Oh wait, it HAS, unfortunately, for Aqsa Parvez, Sarah and Amina Said, Palestina Isa, and Sandeela Kanwal… Thank you islam, for contributing to the destruction of these innocents, along with the 2,700,000 plus killed in the last 1433 years in the name of pedophile Muhammad’s cult of death, mysoginy, and lies. Hitler was an amateur compared to him.

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  • jennyjen

    Shot and thrown in a ditch because they wanted to marry a man they picked instead of the tribes elders choice. Just because it is a “century’s old tradition” doesn’t mean it’s right or that it should be practiced. If that was the case slavery, cannabilism and witch hunts would still be acceptable. You’d have to be pure concentrated evil to think that’s an acceptable practice! Maybe if this would get enough publicity, people would get a little involved and the international community would raise some hell for Pakistan and demand convictions. Then maybe these girls can rest in peace.

  • Frances

    Murdering their own women is indeed a part of their tradition and “honor” that is the best they can do , such is their want.

    The  scum deserved to have been shot on the spot,  that would be justice! But alas, this squalid, God forsaken land has been screwed  by Islam, so justice for these five souls is  out of the question!

    Now the West is being culturally enriched with this honorable tradition. Thanks to multiculturalism, it is slowly becoming  a part of  Western traditions and will  remain a part of  its traditions for time to come.

    The treatment of women and children in the Islamic world is truly a crime against humanity!

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