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Honor killing, treatment of non-muslims and Musharraf. Read editorial

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Submitted by Hari Iyer (United States), Sep 26, 2005 at 01:22

Remember, Pakistan and other muslim countries have 'institutional discrimination' codified under their muslim law; We are not talking about individuals discriminating against non-muslims, but the govt. itself discriminates as a matter of law. That is the difference between islamic theocracies and secular democracies.

What has Musharraf done in Pakistan to mitigate what is contained in this editorial? Nothing.
Do you want to trust this guy?

You want to know the 'present' day conditions of non-muslims in Pakistan.

Then read on. This editorial appeared today, 09/26/05 in
www.dailytimes.com.pk
The full link:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_26-9-2005_pg3_1

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EDITORIAL #2: Honour killings and abduction of Christian girls

According to a recent report, there are special graveyards in Sindh where only women killed for honour are buried. The cult of "karo-kari" in Sindh brings Pakistan a bad name. Many documentaries on the topic have gone around the world, arousing curiosity and shock, but no one is to blame for it but us, no matter how President Pervez Musharraf tries to cover it up. The woman killed for honour is not allowed the Islamic last rites and no one is allowed to visit the unnamed grave where she is dumped. Despite the fact that our parliament passed a law against honour killing, the murder of women continues. Our politicians in parliament actually allowed honour killing in the legislation by making the crime "compoundable": if your honour is provoked you get mitigation.

A Christain member has now brought up another most dishonourable issue in the National Assembly. He complained that the trend of Muslim boys abducting Christian girls, and raping them after forcibly converting them and marrying them, has not died down. Nothing has changed since the Bishop of Lahore invited the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif to his congregation in 1998 and told him gory details of how Christian girls were being preyed upon by Muslim thugs. Needless to say, the plaint will move no MNAs. So much for our "soft image" abroad. When will President Musharraf do something about these crimes instead of sputtering in indignation whenever such things are mentioned? *

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