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Protesters in Pakistan Demand Change After Two Violent Rapes

HeadlineSep 14, 2020
Image Credit: Twitter: @josie_huang

In Pakistan, outrage is mounting after two violent rapes that took place over recent days. One was of a 5-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and set on fire in Karachi. The other involved a woman who was gang-raped in front of her children after her car broke down. The Lahore police chief blamed the woman for traveling at night without a male companion and not making sure she had enough gas in her car. This is human rights activist Tahira Abdullah speaking at a protest in Islamabad Saturday.

Tahira Abdullah: “A woman gets gang-raped in front of her children, in a big metropolitan city of Lahore, and the chief police officer blames her instead and says she shouldn’t be out on the road at night, she shouldn’t be driving alone, she should have taken this road, not that road, etc., etc. I think it is a shame.”

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