Woman paraded naked for sons' 'sins'

2011-06-14 14:00

Islamabad - A Pakistani mother has been forcibly paraded naked through a village after her sons were accused of sleeping with a married neighbour who became pregnant, police said on Tuesday.

Pakistan is a deeply conservative Muslim country, where women, especially in poor, rural areas, enjoy few rights, have little protection from the police and are often treated as commodities by their relatives.

The incident happened after neighbour Mohammad Salman grew suspicious that the woman's sons slept with his wife in Neelor Bala village, 100kkm north of Islamabad, said police official Akhtar Nawaz.

Enraged Salman and his brothers went to confront the suspects, who were identified only as Rashid and Kazim, but they had fled, leaving behind their mother, Nawaz said.

"They dragged her out, tore up her clothes and forced her to walk naked on the street," the police official said.

"No one has come to lodge a formal complaint. Police registered a case themselves after receiving reports from local residents," he said.

An investigation is underway and two people have been taken into custody for questioning, he said.

Police investigation officer Shabbir Hussain Shah said the statement of the woman, who is aged about 50, had been recorded.

Salman, who works in the eastern city of Lahore, believed that one of the brothers had got his wife pregnant while he was away from home, Shah said.

Rights for women in Pakistan are bleak. The nation still remains without a domestic violence law, pending objections from a hardline Islamic party.

  • Honeybabe - 2011-06-14 14:23

    So parents get punished for the sins of their sons, i thought it was the other way around?

      lollie sue - 2011-06-14 14:33

      thought so too, but hey things happen

      TheNwsReader - 2011-06-14 14:35

      It is up to the parents to bring up their children in a moral sound way. Children are products of their upbringing and nowadays moral values are at an all time low. I think we should do the same in SA/World. Just imagine how much this monther will now punish her son.

      morentebo - 2011-06-14 15:06

      Thenwsreader are you saying that woman deserves what happened to her? the pregnant one is the one who should have paraded, she was showing kids her man's food

      Andre Grobler - 2011-06-14 15:09

      @TheNwsReader can you imagine what life would have been like had you been given enough oxygen at birth?

  • Wai-Szee Sing - 2011-06-14 14:50

    The guy just "suspected", he didnt even have proof...why did he not parade his naked wife around instead? she's the one letting the sons in for "fun" time... @sshole

      Andre Grobler - 2011-06-14 15:12

      Because he probably beat her to a pulp first, and, still unsatisfied, went on to this barbarism.

  • K1d - 2011-06-14 14:55

    deeply conservative communities have always got Real Life thriving "under the bushes". Pakistan's ethics, morals & levels of civility continue to astound.

  • Kiara-Naidoo - 2011-06-14 14:59

    What punishment did the wife get - she opened her legs and got pregnant while the husband was away.... That poor mother did not deserve to be humilated in public. Just disgusting the way women are treated in the middle eastern countries.

      morentebo - 2011-06-14 15:04

      you are right, the pregnant woman is the one who should have paraded naked, she knew what she was getting into by sleeping with a boy

      Gerrick - 2011-06-14 15:11

      ...disgusting the way women are treated in the middle eastern countries... but you still want the wife to get punished???

      Kiara-Naidoo - 2011-06-14 15:14

      Gerrick I think it is unfair the way the mother had to be humiliated, I just wanted to know what they did to the women that was also to blame for sleeping around!! Yes women that behave like S**ts should be treated like S##ts!

      Paco7 - 2011-06-14 15:18

      the muslim women are treated much better than your drunken husbands who after a night out with their buddies come ghome and beat u to a pulp,don't generalise when u don't know what u talking about

      Gerrick - 2011-06-14 15:18

      Kiara, so tell me, what punishment do you think is appropriate for the wife then?

      Risen Ape - 2011-06-14 15:28

      Kiara wrote: "Yes women that behave like S**ts should be treated like S##ts!" You are psycho sweetheart.

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-14 16:13

      @Paco7 - "the muslim women are treated much better than your drunken husbands " did u read of the Afghan girl who was abused by her inlaws and had her nose and ears cut off and was in Al Jazeera and TIME magazine? So much better

  • Prophet - 2011-06-14 15:15

    please stop criticizing…Muslim women are treated fairly and equal to men. this is an isolated incident that probably occurred in some small tribal village

      Risen Ape - 2011-06-14 16:08

      No its not. The oppression of women in Islamic countries is well known. You are probably a Moslem and therefore bias.

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-14 16:16

      Oh treated equal to men? So why dont men cover their faces? its ok for women to lust after men but not ok for men to lust after women! thats equal..aha!

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-06-14 16:20

      HAHAHAHAHA! Wow, this is just amazing. You're even more brainwashed than ANC sheep!

      Majik - 2011-06-14 17:31

      Wahahaha your such a kidder, Your family must be proud.

      liesl - 2011-06-15 10:14

      @ Prophet ... and women are even allowed to drive ... oh no sorry, that should be NOT allowed to drive in Saudi.

  • Johan van Zyl - 2011-06-14 16:01

    Evil "religion" that...

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-14 16:16

      Koran 5:51 Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number. Allah does not guide the wrong-doers.

  • lulu - 2011-06-14 16:20

    and i thought Africa was bad!!!

  • USAMAH - 2011-06-14 16:24

    To all you Islam bashers out there : It's a religion that preaches that ALL women must be covered, so if ignorant people do ignorant stuff like this , why is Islam blamed?

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-14 18:23

      Why ALL women and not ALL MEN too? So u saying it is not possible for a a women lust over a man ???? ahah - hyprocrit!

  • USAMAH - 2011-06-14 16:34

    Gonnivanyuri, did your read about the Ugandan man who forced his wife to breastfeed his hunting dogs eveery time she gave birth?? It was in the news recently, and the husband was certainly not a Muslim. Also have you heard the saying of Muhammad( SAW) who you seem to hate , when he said " THE BEST AMONG YOU IS HE WHO IS BEST TO HIS WIFE". AND in case you were thinking of , AS USUAL , asking why he married Ayesha ( RA) when she was so young, FIRSTLY, ask News24 why they deleted all my explanations concerning the circumstances of the marriage ( WHICH TOOK PLACE MORE THAN 1433 YEARS AGO!!)

      Realist - 2011-06-15 10:02

      Usamah Dont bother with this Gonny zionist...he is way too stupid to have anything intelligent come of it...and he is a chicken that can easily pump out crap via news 24...he is probably in love with a muslim woman who keeps rejecting him, and not to mention, about 15 muslim men who keep rejecting him too... On the whole though, whoever these idiots are who paraded the woman naked should be brough to book Islam does not condone this sort of thing, and we know it, whether people want to learn Islam from Yahoo or not, we know better...

      Risen Ape - 2011-06-15 11:32

      @ Realist You obviously have magical powers to know what “true" Islam is so why don’t you go to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Mauritania, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Gaza and all these types of countries and go and preach your version of “pure” Islam to your Muslim brothers and sisters because they clearly have no idea what it is.

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-06-14 20:23

    So how again is it the mother's fault?? Bunch of weirdos!

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-06-15 07:52

    hope she at least shave down stairs

      Paco7 - 2011-06-17 16:25

      it's only the ho's from Durbs and all that don't shave down there

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