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Minor girl sexually assaulted, tortured by seminary principal, teacher

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 August 2021, 14:09 IST

The security and safety of women have come to be a big question mark in Pakistan as day-to-day incidents of rape, sexual assaults are being reported from different parts of the country.

Regardless of growing number of cases,, the government is mum and not taking action to safeguard the people. Even the minor girls are not safe at schools and seminaries.

Not long ago, a seminary principal and a female teacher of a seminary were booked by cops in Rawalpindi after a student accused them of sexually assaulting and torturing her, the Dawn reported.

The victim stated that the seminary principal had been trying to harass her for the last five to six months but she always managed to keep away from him.

The FIR mentioned that one of the teachers of the seminary took the victim into the principal's room where he tried to sexually assault her.

In another incident of crime, a girl alleged that she was raped by one of her classmates, who has also been threatening her.

The victim said in the FIR that she was trapped by one of her classmate on the pretext of joint studies and taken to a house where she was given a drink that made her lose consciousness. She said after she fell unconscious she was raped.

In the meantime, as maintained by Dawn, as many as 2,960 major crimes against children were reported in the four provinces, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan in 2020.

From the reported cases, 985 were of sodomy, 787 were rape, 89 were pornography and child sexual abuse and 80 were of murder after sexual abuse. Cases of abduction, missing children and child marriages were 834, 345 and 119, respectively.

The yearly report of the State of Human Rights in Pakistan put out by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for the year 2020 plentifully outlines the trouble of women in the country.

The HRCP report has once again displayed a worrying picture of the women's rights situation in Pakistan. The HRCP has highlighted forms of violence against women, which include sexual assault and domestic violence widespread throughout the nation.

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First published: 20 August 2021, 14:09 IST