Violations of Human Rights in Pakistan

The nation: Pakistan, the world’s most powerful nuclear nation, has such archaic social mores that 18.9 million females marry before they become 18 and 4.6 million before they turn 15. Pakistan is known for its ugly face of ignorance, but what really makes it disgusting to the rest of the world is the fact that millions of women die during childbirth due to a lack of health facilities, giving Pakistan the worst rate of maternal mortality in South Asia. Girls in the nation skip school for a variety of reasons, such as gender discrimination, child marriage, and the expense of education. The idea that a female child’s education is superfluous is the one driving this one-sidedness. Consequently, it is considered a hardship to educate her. There is no humanity involved when it comes to women. In Pakistan, women are seen as both a beast’s burden and a machine designed to bear fruit. Pakistani women are considered slaves who must toil endlessly in homes, fields, and beds rather than being seen as second-class citizens in general.

It is commonplace for women to be abused in Pakistani culture. Rape, killings committed out of honor, acid assaults, battering spouses at home, forced and underage marriages are all included. Approximately seven out of ten women in the nation experience abuse and violence. Pakistan is, very simply, a horror for women. Everywhere in the nation, from the streets to the legislative buildings, ignorance rules the day. Humanistic rights and ideals are yet to come to this terrible place of ignorance. Imagine the appalling state of affairs for Pakistani women, who are killed for the sake of “honour” and who are forbidden from receiving an education, which is the route to enlightenment for both the individual and society at large.

The idea that Pakistani law ever condones violence against women is unbelievable. According to Mrs. Shahida Jameel, the former law minister of Pakistan, legislation like the Zina Ordinance and Hadood in the nation abuse women.

In Pakistan, terrorism is a major problem that affects many different areas and is ingrained in the country’s sociopolitical structure. The widespread scope of this problem is likened to a national cancer, in the same way that advanced cancer might impair an individual’s immune system. The steadiness and security of Pakistan are being undermined by the existence of terrorism.

Terrorism is a snake that slithers across Pakistan’s four administrative divisions: Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Bolichistan. It is the same snake that Pakistan bred to sting India in Punjab and Kashmir, but it now bites its maker more powerfully and with more venom.

On January 17, 2023, Tahreek’i’ Taliban Pakistan (TTP) assaulted a police station in Karachi, Sind Province, Pakistan. They murdered numerous police officers who were on duty and set the station, housing officials, on fire. The Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies said that in May 2023, there were 48 acts of terrorism that left 68 people dead and 55 injured. 39 acts of terrorism in March 2023 resulted in 58 fatalities and 73 injuries. Both the number of militant assaults and fatalities increased by 23% and 17%, respectively. These acts of terrorism have occurred across all four of Pakistan’s provinces, not just in one. The nation is being crushed by the serpent of terrorism, which has wrapped itself around it. Its moment to drop its victim dead on the earth is almost here.

Another terrible aspect of Pakistani society is intolerance. Pakistan is the worst sufferer of intolerance, which is the offensive result of ignorance. There, illiterate and intolerable individuals have recently burned Christian houses and set fire to four churches on the grounds that two Christian males had breached the holiness of the Quran. It is a complete absence of intelligence and wisdom. In Pakistan, this is hardly the first event of its type. A Sri Lankan citizen was slain in 2021, two years ago, when someone accused him of committing “blasphemy.” The image of others assaulting him till he passed out, tossing his lifeless corpse into the flames, and watching it burn was horrifying. In a similar vein, a mob in Punjab’s Gorja area in 2009 set sixty houses on fire and murdered six individuals, claiming they were insulting Islam.

BBC News has provided information on the recent disgusting occurrence in Jaranwala, Punjab, Pakistan, on their website, BBC.Com. “They (the people) broke the windows, doors, and took out refrigerators, sofas, chairs, and other household items to pile them up in front of the church to be burned,” the specifics that are included state. The statement goes on to state: “Bibles were also burned and desecrated by them (the people).” They had no mercy.

Exist any holy texts, like the Bible, the Quran, or the Shri Bhagawat Geeta, that teach its adherents to be bigoted and intolerant of one another in human societies? Does any religion instruct its adherents to respond in the same manner as the offender when they see a profane act? If so, what is the difference and where is it?

You cannot address religious ethics by responding to vulgarity with more profanity. Regardless of how Pakistanis utilize or understand religion, it is important to recognize that a large number of them deal with serious issues. They could encounter moral dilemmas, educational inequalities, economic hardships, and political deception.

The targeting of the Christian community in Jaranwala, Faisalabad, Pakistan, raises concerns about Pakistan’s adherence to democratic norms and amounts to a grave violation of human rights. In recent acts of violence against the Christian community, 89 Christian houses were set on fire and 19 churches were entirely demolished, according to a fact-finding study by Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP).

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