While Moslems in Pakistan self righteously set fire to stores, infidels, buses and caused general mayhem and rape - because of the "offensive" movie about Mohammed, which incidentally was offensive because it portrayed the truth, over 5600 children fell victims to violent acts - killing, kidnapping, rape, sexual assaults, etc in a period of 10 months in Pakistan.
Thus Islam condones killings over a make believe religious nut, but ignores the plight of the weakest and most vulnerable in their society.
KARACHI: Around 5,659 children in the country became victims of violence from January to October this year, according to a report released by Madadgar National Helpline.
A total of 943 children were found murdered, while 1,170 were injured in violent incidents, said the report. On Thursday, the Madadgar National Helpline also organised a series of painting and singing activities to mark Universal Children’s Day, originally scheduled for November 20.
According to the report, the highest number of violence cases against children, 2,597, was reported in Punjab, followed by 1,574 in Sindh, 945 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 543 in Balochistan.
While non-governmental organisations as well as minority legislators continue to push the government to draft legislation banning forced conversions and marriages, the Madadgar report points out that 410 children were forced into marriage, while another 176 were used to settle debts between tribes in a practice known as Vani.
The report added that 530 children were kidnapped and 547 were tortured. Authorities are still clueless about the whereabouts of 260 children. The government’s law and order apparatus as well as societal norms appear to have no impact on matters related to child abuse, as 407 sexual assault cases were reported till October.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2012.
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