Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Act of Burying Five women alive in Balochistan

Mr Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) severely condemned the act of burying 5 women alive in Naseerabad District of Balochistan and termed it a brazen degradation of humanity. He said in his statement issued from London that while the world having advanced in science and technology is respecting humanity it is a cause of distress that in this advanced age people in some areas of my country are forced to live in dark ages and they are being victimised on the rubrics of powerful medieval and archaic traditions. He said that as the girls were buried alive on their birth in the Stone Age before the birth of Islam, women and girls in certain areas of Pakistan are faced with the similar barbarism and oppression; they are murdered in the garb of “Karo-Kari” and “Honour Killings”.

Mr Altaf Hussain reiterating his statement that burying 5 women alive under the guise of respecting tradition is in fact, a naked barbarism against women and a degradation of humanity which deserves severest condemnation.