Young Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death For Having A Cell Phone

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  1. jus

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    By: Asian Human Rights Commission

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    Arifa, a mother of two, has been stoned to death on the orders of Panchayat (a tribal court) for possessing a cell phone. She was executed on 11 July in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab province. The victim was stoned to death by her uncle and relatives on the orders of Panchayat after she was found to have a mobile phone.

    According to media reports her uncle, cousins and other relatives threw stones and bricks at her until she died. She was buried without informing anyone. Police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the Panchayat but no one has been arrested. She was buried in a desert far away from her village and nobody (not even her children) was allowed to participate in the funeral. Her husband is unknown.

    Women are often victimized by these illegal judicial systems. This incident is a demonstration of the strong patriarchal society in Pakistan, and women are forced to remain in their clutches. Because of the absence of a proper criminal justice system, the powerful sections of society have complete impunity when they enforce their will.

    The incident is a clear reflection of the total collapse of the rule of law in the country, where every section of the government has become utterly redundant in the face of tribal, feudal and religious traditions. The local police have not arrested the members of the Panchayat because the power in the area lies with the landed aristocracy.

    Stoning to death is a barbaric act from a primitive society. Society is sent the message that violence is the way to deal with women and other vulnerable groups. Women’s rights are negated through the use of these forms of punishment.

    Pakistani society has degenerated to the point that, for a woman, keeping a cell phone has become serious crime. It is treated as a worse crime than gang rape, murder and bomb blasts, through which many people are killed on a daily basis.

    The Panchayat is an illegal judicial system run by feudal lords and tribal leaders. It is common in rural areas of Punjab, where landed aristocracy and centuries old tribal traditions rule. These practices are commonly used against women so that their tribal norms remain pure and intact. The Panchayat system is so powerful that the ‘independent judiciary’ still has not shown the courage to declare it illegal. The Pakistani judiciary, which got its independence after a people’s movement of two years, is much more involved in taking cases against elected government officials in order to keep its popularity in the media, while failing to introduce judicial reforms at the grassroots level, which has generated a society without any base on the rule of law.

    What Arifa’s death shows us is the real system of justice in many parts of Pakistan. Local ruling is done by feudal bodies with complete impunity. There is no enforcement of the law by the judiciary, police or any other governing institution. It is more than the absence of the rule of law; it is an airless vacuum claiming many victims, in which the police – charged with the duty of enforcing the law – are hired thugs who torture and detain people at the request of powerful parties, please see the cases of two sisters, murdered in June 2013, 25 days apart, for daring to ask the courts for justice.

    In Arifa’s case, it is those same corrupt police officers who are now being asked to investigate. Without serious intervention from government authorities, her case will be treated the same as far too many innocent deaths have been; uninvestigated, with complete impunity for the perpetrators.

    The Panchayat, Jirga and other illegal ‘judicial systems’ can easily be used by grudge informers and powerful persons to obtain ‘death penalties’ to murder whomsoever they want to. Bizarre charges can be tried and people are executed through these systems. There is rarely any intervention by the police to stop them because the police, as mentioned above, play a particular part in the real legal system that operates in many parts of Pakistan.

    The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) urges the parliament to legislate against the illegal tribal courts, including the Jirga, Panchayat and Bradari judicial systems. The government must immediately investigate and arrest all the members of the Panchayat for ordering the murder of a woman on the charges of possessing a cell phone. The senior police officers for the district of Dera Ghazi Khan should also be prosecuted for aiding and abetting this heinous crime and neglecting their duty to investigate this case. The upper judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court of Pakistan, must take immediate action against illegal and parallel judicial systems and the killing of innocent people

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  3. Glint

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    I'm all about peace and stuff but someone needs to Invade this country and kill people.
    They seem like an abomination to humankind.

    Stoned for cell phone? what the actual fu*k is wrong with that country. I know they are fu*king themselves over but many innocents are suffering in there too.
     
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    Free Karma Senior Member Senior Member

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    Seems like a propaganda piece imo, a lot of the websites carrying this story are mostly anti-muslim sites, and some british tabloids.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Why should anybody care about the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ? Please explain to me in kind words, if you care and if so why.
    Maybe India and Western countries like Britain :)lol:) should be worried about taking in people from countries like Pakistan with their curiously peaceful ideologies.
     
  6. jus

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    PAKISTAN: A young woman stoned to death for having a cell phone after ruling by a Panchayat
    PAKISTAN: A young woman stoned to death for having a cell phone after ruling by a Panchayat — Asian Human Rights Commission

    Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone
    Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone - World Politics - World - The Independent

    and some more STONINGS
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    Pakistan soldier stoned to death for love affair

    Pakistani couple stoned to death for adultery; six arrested
    Pakistani couple stoned to death for adultery; six arrested | Reuters

    PAKISTAN: Woman sentenced to death by stoning
    IRIN Asia | PAKISTAN: Woman sentenced to death by stoning | Pakistan | Egalité entre les sexes
     
  7. Glint

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    Sir, I really don't care about Pakistan and i'm well aware of there self destruction attitude.
    But killing someone cause they have a cell phone with stones? Really? That is just inhuman, keeping aside the nationality.
     
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    seriously what the faaak is wrong with these morons Pakistan is next Afghanistan in the making
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Control your language folks.
     
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    Pakistan Forum should be unmoderated.
     
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    Still better than killing for making vegetarian food
     
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    jus Senior Member Senior Member

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    NO
    He is Individual but here
    Honor killings/Stoning common in KPK/Baloch but punjabis are also becoming TALIBANS
    The panchayat in Punjab ruled to stoned
    Police failed
    Relatives stoned her to death (Society)
    No Rule of LAW or Tribal Raj
    Punjab is rich/educated province so PAKIS are TALIBANIZED
    No one arrested simple Police not allowed in village

     
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  13. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I will not carry a cell phone when I go to Pakistan.

    Given their logic, they might get me thinking I was talking to the late Benazir Bhutto!

    I would not mind chatting up Hina Rabbani Khar or Sherry Rehman but then I wouldn't given the psyche there.

    I wonder how Gilani got off touching Sherry at a delicate spot and videoed during a protest march.

     
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    :shocked: Yikes! Do you really want a Pakistani stamp on your passport? Every sensible nation on earth will see that stamp and think you went there for terrorist training.
     
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    Pakistanis should be taught to use ganja to get stoned.
     

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