Friday, August 24, 2007

Another tragic rape: What will be the consequences?

The sad story of rape, again. One thing that would be nice to know is whether race or religious sect, as locally defined, had anything to do with it. There are Shia and Sunni and Hazara and Pushtun in Jaghori. One of the most interesting features of this story is that there seemed to be no attempt to deny the rape. In some other places, not far away, officials would have behaved differently. We all hope the two rapists will be punished. Yes, it is a shame on them and their families – all the more reason to make the story public. Unfortunately, the girl is often treated as damaged goods from here on.
Click on the title for the story.

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