Modern Slavery is a prevalent problem in Pakistan, especially the younger children fall in the shackles of this brutality. When the world is debating the rare phenomenon of equality for religious, ethnic, sexual minorities – Pakistan is among the top three countries where modern slavery is still a reality in 2018.
Another incident depicting the urgency of the situation went viral on social media, where a juvenile maid was brutally beaten and tortured by her employers.
The wounded pictures were shared on social media by the neighbours of her employment place, who also revealed that the couple involved in such heinous brutality belong to Army and this is not the first time they subjected her to such brutal physical violence.
The girl is identified as Kinza, aged years 10-11 and was employed at the house of Major Ammara Riaz and her husband Dr Mohsin Riaz as house help. Living in Rawalpindi’s suburban town Chaklala. In the viral video, shared by local news sources and the Twitter community as well, the wounds can be seen on the poor girl’s body.
She was brutally beaten, subjected to physical torture often. She was even starved for days, beaten with a bat resulting in a clot in her eyes and the employer also stepped on her chest while she was sleeping.
The ordeal of the girl can be seen in the heart-breaking video, where she admits being beaten for stealing biscuits and nimko. These kids are often the vulnerable targets as they come in bonded labour or away from their homes, hence having nowhere to turn to. Their working conditions are compromised while being a target of other extreme forms of abuse as well.
The Twitter community as requester DGISPR and Shireen Mazari to urgently address the issue and punish the involved individuals.
The girl does not want to stay with her father, he's aware of the situation and has done nothing to help her. The child ran away 3 days ago to a neighbors house, A police case was reported, the father came and took her, people are afraid he'll sell her again.
— Ushnaa? (@Lanaschild_) October 20, 2018
Nothing has been done to protect the child or punish the vile people who did this. @ShireenMazari1 i URGE you to look into this. I have all information regarding her residential area
— Ushnaa? (@Lanaschild_) October 20, 2018
Despicable. If this has been posted somewhere on Facebook too, kindly post the link. Thanks
— Zohair Nanjiani (@znanjiani) October 20, 2018
My heart goes out to this poor girl! It’s hard to believe that even people who are army officers and doctors are doing such vile acts absolute disgrace to humanity. May allah give patience to this girl and bless her?
— Yungpinch (@pirha5) October 20, 2018
Uff? my heart? she need medical attention, poor girl?? ALLAH puchy ga aisy zalmo ko .
— m. (@AintyourZojaa) October 20, 2018
Please tell me where this is happening. How can we rescue this child
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) October 20, 2018
Such brutal, inhuman & cruel treatment on a poor helpless child can not be tolerated & deserves immediate intervention by the authorities.The mentally sick father & perpetuators of such disgraceful & obnoxious crime must be given examplaelry punishment who so ever they may be,
— Senator T Mashhadi (@SenatorMashhadi) October 20, 2018
Do we need this type of woman to serve in our medical core ? @OfficialDGISPR
— Mohammed Atchha (@AtchhaMohammed) October 20, 2018
ماں باپ کی مینٹیلٹی چوپائے جتنی بھی نہیں ہے اور جن کو یہ کنیز فروخت کی گئی تھی وہ میاںبیوی نفسیاتی مریض ہیں
حکومت اور معاشرہ تباہ حال ہے میں اور یہ وڈیو دیکھنے والوںکی اکثریت اپنے معاشی مسائل کا شکار ہےمجھے تو اپنا لائف سٹائل عزیز ہے ۔
— ٹی از فنٹاسٹک (@TOTOpi) October 20, 2018
How can anybody do such inhuman treatment…i find it difficult to even see these pics..may Allah help this girl ?
— Syeda Tooba (@Toobayousuf) October 20, 2018
Theys hould be jailed for beating this poor minor
— Khaled Almaeena (@KhaledAlmaeena) October 20, 2018
Oh God why the people are so cruel. Bertrand Russel was right when he said I ashamed to belong humanity.
— Abdullah Rahman (@abdullahmrd) October 20, 2018
Post social media reaction, Shireen Mazari shared the update on the incident, saying that the formal action has been taken.
The police report on the Kenza case just to assure everyone action is being taken by the police. pic.twitter.com/WMuJOdXQL1
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 20, 2018
— Ministry of Human Rights Government of Pakistan (@mohrpakistan) October 20, 2018
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