Aurat Foundation condemns motorway gang rape incident

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Group says justice must be supplied to rape survivor to dispel impression that “law of the jungle” reigns supreme in nation. Photo: File

KARACHI: The Aurat Foundation on Tuesday “strongly condemned” the motorway gang rape case and criticised the regulation enforcement businesses for his or her “total failure” in defending the residents, mentioned an announcement issued by girls’s rights group.

“It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens, women, men and children, irrespective of the time, whether it is day or night, whether they are travelling alone or are in the company of others”, mentioned the assertion.

The assertion got here after Lahore police chief Umar Sheikh blamed the rape sufferer for travelling late at evening and deciding on the route that she took. The officer has apologised over his insensitive remarks which drew ire from the general public.

The basis mentioned that rape has been declared a “crime against humanity” by the worldwide neighborhood by means of a decision of the Security Council of the United Nations in 2008.

It added that it was “unfortunate” {that a} senior police official blamed the rape survivor for travelling alone and being influenced by the safety state of affairs in France.

“There cannot be any excuse or justification for any crime, in particular for a heinous crime like rape. Is this admission of the inability of the law-enforcers that they cannot guarantee safety and security to its citizens?” requested the ladies’s rights organisation.

The basis referred to as upon the prime minister, chief minister Punjab and provincial police chief to “prosecute and punish” the suspects within the case. The group mentioned that justice must be supplied to the rape survivor to dispel the impression that “law of the jungle” reigns supreme within the nation.

The incident

The two robbers had allegedly gang-raped a girl in entrance of her kids when her automotive broke down on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway final week in an space falling inside Gujjarpura police station’s jurisdiction.

The lady, alongside together with her two kids, was driving to Gujranwala when she was compelled to cease at round 1:30am on the Gujjarpura part of the motorway after reportedly operating out of gasoline.

She instantly referred to as a relative and despatched him her location. He requested her to additionally dial the Motorway Police helpline 130 from which she reportedly obtained no response.

In the meantime, two robbers reportedly approached the automotive, broke the window, and took the lady and her kids to close by bushes the place they allegedly raped her in entrance of the youngsters.

They additionally allegedly snatched her purse carrying Rs100,000 in money, one bracelet, automotive registration papers, and three ATM playing cards.