Outrage: Women involved in Uzma murder case granted bail
Assault and murder of a 15 years old maid caused outrage few months back.
The wounds are still bleeding when we are now taking another blow. Not too long ago the video of a minor maid made rounds on social media. Her face barely recognizable, her weak bones narrating a story beyond interpretation – the scene shook our collective conscience and also called for serious urgent measures regarding rights of domestic workers.
However, even when the rest of the world is taking leaps forward, Pakistan still struggles with the plague of modern slavery.
Pakistan and modern slavery:
While the world chants slogans of equality and freedom, Pakistan is still among the top three countries with the highest percentage of modern slavery. What is modern slavery and why has it formed strong roots in the country?
As per the report by ILO, Pakistan is among the top 10 out of 167 countries facing the curse of modern slavery. In accordance with the definition, the word modern slavery has many manifestations.
Under this specific category comes labour trafficking, forced labour, sex and child sex trafficking, debt bondage, bonded labour, domestic servitude (in the form of domestic work), forced child labour, child begging, unlawful recruitment and child soldiers and state-imposed forced labour.
Uzma Murder Case:
Uzma, only 15 years of age, was beaten to death by her employers for taking one bite of food. Her brutalised and tortured dead body was found in the drain in Neelam Block, Iqbal Town, Lahore. According to the reports, Uzma was employed at this place 8 months back and was brutally subjected to physical assault.
The minor only took one bite from the plate, for which she was brutally punished. She was beaten up by a sharp object on the head. When she fell unconscious, rather than taking her to the hospital, the women treated her with electric current to bring her back to life and then threw her body in the drain.
The prime culprits in the case, employers of Uzma, have been now granted bail after paying a small amount to the grieving family. The State didn’t become a party to the case and Uzma’s poor family has forgiven her killers. Social activist Jibran Nasir says that this is not ”Khoon Baha”, this is extortion money.
The news of bail has caused outrage once again. The social media community is shaken in disbelief, expressing unsatisfaction with court procedure in the country.
Remember Uzma? This is what happened to her case. The State didn't become a party to the case and Uzma's family has forgiven Uzma's killers. This is not Khoon Baha, this is extortion money. pic.twitter.com/c8PgzBzP8m
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) May 26, 2019
Exactly. State should b take over dis case without any delay.
Why in our society justice is always delayed..?
Justice is equal for everyone. But in Pakistan..poor nvr gets justice & rich easily escape@SHABAZGIL @ShireenMazari1 @iqrarulhassan #JusticeForUzma#ChildProtection https://t.co/zwPrWE7Qy2
— Sundas Shabab (@SundasShabab) May 26, 2019
Will the women who starved, beat, slowly tortured and brutally murdered a child to death, walk free to do it to another child? Their laughter, while watching her squirm in pain, still reverberates in my head. #pakistan protect your children! #JustceForUzma #childprotection #RT 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/edegj63eNn
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) May 25, 2019
They will get away with it if we dont raise some Outrage
— Sadaf Haider صدف حیدر (@tomtomatoe) May 26, 2019
— Rehman (@rehmananwer) May 27, 2019
I don't know who are more inhumane these ladies or Uzma's father who took blood money and let these "daains" out of jail
— BushRa♊ (@introvertistic1) May 26, 2019
اسی چینل پر بیٹھ کر اینکر نامی مخلوق یہ پراپگنڈا کرتی ہے کہ پارلیمنٹیرین سارے چور ہیں ڈاکو ہیں۔
اسی چینل سے یہ شوبز خبروں والا لڑکا کہہ رہا ہے کہ پارلیمنٹیرین قانون سازی کریں۔
پارلیمنٹ کو غیر فعال بنانے میں ان سب چینل والوں کا بھی ذمہ ہے۔
ڈھونگ رچایا ہوا ہے بس۔
— Challengineer (@Challengineer) May 26, 2019
Exactly. State should be take over this case without any delay.
Why in our society justice is always delayed…?
Justice is equal for everyone. But in Pakistan… poor never gets justice and rich easily escape!!
— Sundas Shabab (@SundasShabab) May 26, 2019
Yes, still reverberates in everyone's head. Being a father of four daughters, I always pray to GOD to make me strongest man to protect my daughters from all evils and scums of earth. My only purpose is to protect them at all cost.
— Ataul Wahab (@ataul_wahab) May 26, 2019
Barbaric, how human who can sense, feel can do draconian acts to other human.
Humanity at all time Abyss.
— ALI ABBAS (@EngrSmaar) May 26, 2019
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