Crimes against women

Mehraj Altaf

Lahore is the provincial capital of Punjab where women are the victim of rape and many other crimes. Those who commit these crimes, get off scot-free. If and when rounded up, get free in seconds. So, they rape openly. It is a game of the rich and the victims of the rape belong to poor families who have no sources/resources to do anything against the rapists. Sometimes, they are blackmailed that their videos and images involving sex would be shown. Incidents of rape and other crimes against women are growing faster than ever in Lahore.
According to an estimation, approximately 1516 cases of molestation were registered in the last six months and in 2015, 1271 cases were reported. Raping is a very common phenomenon in some places of Punjab such as Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar, Sheikhupura, Muzaffagarh, Kasur, Khanewal, Layyah and Mandi Bahauddin districts. Police is rightly blamed for such crimes as such crimes cannot be committed witirhout the complacency. I request the Government of Punjab, especially the vibrant Chief Minister, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, to do what is possible to punish those who commit such heinous crimes.

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