It is less what the eye sees and more than what the soul feels. Every year in Pakistan, hundreds of young Christian or Hindu girls are forcibly converted and married off to their abductors. The issue of forced conversions and marriages has simultaneously revealed an unequal, oppressive world that is deepening racial inequality and intolerance, making life extremely difficult for religious minorities. Often, because of belonging to a “different faith”, the graves of such oppressed families dissolve my sleep, with silent tears, which cause great pain.
Our insensitive attitudes and blunt hearts have fostered Jinnah’s bitter rhetoric to send minorities to Pakistan on their own. So many people claim that we belong to a barren land where bitter pollutants are no longer alien to the world. Of course, everyone has the right to equal treatment, regardless of race, nationality, religion or health. Sadly, religious identity is a brand factor that determines which citizens are more equal than others in terms of status, rights and opportunities. This widespread evidence suggests that some of Jinnah’s citizens are more equal in Pakistan than others.
The current state of our religious minorities and the apparent isolation of our system is a moment of reflection because on August 11, 1947, Father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah compared the dire situation in light of the promise of the founder of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. ۔ ; You are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You can belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with state business.
Our deliberate blindness and institutional incompetence to stand with the affected families has led to a moral decline. It signals the horrific actions of governments to strengthen much-needed legislation and fan the flames of such crimes. Perhaps, the government believes that the best way to deal with the lines of forced change and marital error is to forget them all and pigeon the issue. Every forced conversion and marriage style has a similar but interesting insight into the culture that appears to be seriously flawed and deviant in preventing the spread of justice.
Another part of the problem is that many religious institutions and local mosques do not intend to investigate the nature of the girl’s conversion and age. Changing someone is considered a good deed that will bring reward, no matter what method is used to bring about the exchange. Some people do not have the experience of losing a daughter, they say that they want to do such darkness to serve the religion. Instead, they were deprived of the point of view of religion, which is basically based on the three principles of benevolence, kindness and benevolence.
Anxiety and anxiety cause many parents to lose hope in the grip of a flawed justice system and economic crisis. The media and police often turn a blind eye to news of kidnappings, forced marriages or marriages and apologize for the perpetrators by refusing to record the first report or misrepresenting the information. As a result, the victimized girls remain in the custody of their abductors during large-scale trials, where they are raped and forced to claim to have converted to Islam. Is.
The British government has strongly condemned the forced marriage and conversion of minority women and girls in Pakistan. In addition, the All Parties Parliamentary Group on Pakistani Minorities (APG) has launched a movement in support of underage victims.
Lord Alton, a former Liverpool MP and current member of the House of Lords, has raised the issue of forced exchanges and marriages in questions and speeches on nearly a dozen occasions over the past few weeks, and, forty years, in those years. In recent months, he has also written letters to Pakistani and British officials. He also spoke at length with the parents of a kidnapped girl. It is very interesting for any father to describe what happened to his daughter. Those of us who have a platform and a voice have a duty to speak out on behalf of those who have not heard and whose families have lost loved ones.
In most cases of forced transfers, both the parent and the daughter become losers. Indeed. This experience is painful because some parents will never speak up for their daughters because of their failure to protect them. They are plagued by mental health problems and social neglect, sometimes from their congregation. As a result of these “perpetual wars,” there is little willingness to fight an ugly and seemingly illegal legal battle for the return of their daughters. If parents do not reject the dark shadow of forced conversions and marriages, Pakistan can expect to face parental revolt.
We have slaughtered benevolence, which is the golden thread of humanity. As a result, we have decisively lost the central story of equality and freedom by forcibly trapping innocent young girls. Yet, there is a ray of hope, trying to break and enlighten this dark world. Surprised by the violence and crimes against minorities, the Supreme Court of Pakistan raised the issue of persecution of religious minorities in 2014. The then Chief Justice Tassaduq Jilani wrote an extraordinary judgment in which it was assumed that ‘justice is blind’ does not mean that. Judges are unable to see unfair treatment. He directed the state to take positive steps to create a level playing field for minorities, but only six years after this historic decision, the situation of minorities seems to be deteriorating. Lies do not come true, wrong does not become right, evil does not become good, because one day everything will embrace the truth.
Qamar Rafique is based in the UK, holds an MBA from Pakistan, studied leadership in the 21st century at Copenhagen Business School and specializes in Health Informatics at Johns Hopkins University.
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