By Farzana Hassan and Hasan Mahmud
Yet another teenage girl has lost her life to brutal acts of inhumanity in the name of a senseless and rabid brand of Islam. 13 year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was recently stoned to death over an unproven charge of adultery. The execution took place in a packed stadium in the port city of Kismayu in southern Somalia —an area controlled by a radical Islamist militia. Twice a victim, the girl was first raped by three men, and then put to death at the hands of a merciless criminal justice system that is rooted in the most archaic notions of guilt, crime and punishment.
Although Duhulow was a rape victim, the tragic incident nonetheless sheds light on the numerous fallacies existing in Sharia law over adultery and rape as criminal offenses. The two are often treated as one and the same, which is why so many rape victims suffer the same fate as young Duhulow. Rape is deemed "adultery without consent" placing the onus on the rape victim to prove her innocence by providing four Muslim adult male witnesses. Often there is no such "proof" of rape. The victim is then left with an adultery charge.
Women from across the Muslim world have suffered tremendously from such miscarriage of justice. Approximately 3000 raped women have been imprisoned in Pakistan because they were unable to satisfy the requirement of the law, being eventually accused of adultery. Many teen-age victims of rape, young girls and older women are regularly flogged by informal Sharia Courts in Bangladesh. And of course the stonings.
Sharia rulings pertaining to adultery rarely if ever, take into consideration the age of the offender. A girl who has attained puberty is considered an adult under Islamic law even if she happens to be as young as nine in some cases. Whereas modern judicial systems would regard a nine year old as a minor offender and apply different criteria to determine the culpability of the child, Sharia law makes no concessions whatsoever to the immaturity of the offender.
The law is also inherently unjust from yet another standpoint. It fails to acknowledge that even when women and men are "equally guilty" of the act of adultery, they are not equally guilty. Men are allowed multiple sexual relationships that enjoy religious sanction. They can contract up to two, three or four polygamous marriages without inviting social or religious censor. The temptation for them to commit adultery, defined here as intercourse without religious sanction, is therefore greatly reduced through such religious concessions. No such allowances are available to women. Yet, when adultery is proven, the punishment administered to both men and women is identical in severity and remains unmitigated for women. And though standards of testimony require four Muslim adult male witnesses of good repute to also prove the charge of adultery, such evidence is rarely ever sought by fanatics when they carry out justice.
Human Rights Agencies like Amnesty International are at a loss to deal with growing religious fanaticism in parts of the Muslim world like Somalia. Feminist organizations too, were unable to prevent this tragedy of massive proportions. Besides, a will to address these social pathologies is often missing due to a left-wing tolerance for diverse cultures, however egregious. One must ask, therefore: Where are the voices of justice and equality for women when their rights are being so flagrantly violated?
The world is witnessing a historic election in what may be a victory for the first African American in the United States, a one time-slave-owning nation. It is the ability of a people to look inward in facing their demons that enables them to overcome shortcomings within. When are Muslims going to take an honest look at what plagues their societies?
Farzana Hassan is the President and Hasan Mahmud is a director of the Muslim Canadian Congress
President of MCC. Freelance writer, public speaker and author of “Prophecy and the Fundamentalist Quest"
Dear all Readers
My aim was never to hurt anyone's feelings or break any one's heart, but i felt there should be all types of answers to the comments posted by the editor , including mine. I have not taken any serious note about the comments against me. If my words hurt anyone's feelings or break any one's heart, i am sorry for that & take all my comments back except those where i say that Quran is relevant till eternity. not because of the fear of being procecuted by any human, but because of the fear of Allah, i dont want to bring his anger upon me by hurting someone's feelings or breaking their heart. I might be right or wrong about my ideas , but i must not write degraded comments about any person or any country as all of this is the creation of Allah. I say sorry to all the readers for hurting their sentiments, and from now onwards will not write any comments on this site.
I also do not take back the comments where the editor has posted blasphamous articles against Islam.
Sorry again to ever one & Goodbe
Sultan Shahin sahib, your moulvi father truly said if you point one finger towards Some one , three Fingers automatically point back at you.
you are day and night using your time , mind , resources, & money and much more to collect information so that you could point your finger towards islam & muslims, then i presume how many times you have pointed your three fingers at your self.
I have first time seen you comming back on the comments only when you have seen some one writing about the ill of the indian society & that has straight hit your inner core.. You have never once stopped collecting & printing you anti muslims articles. You also fall in the same line as you have send in your below comment.
The best of the judge is Allah who has the knowledge of every thing, and even of the intentions in mine & your heart .
Pointing fingers at others doesn’t absolve us of our shameless silence at the ills of our society. That these crimes are precisely what some people in other communities also perpetrate is no excuse for remaining silent at the diseases afflicting our own community. One should always look within, particularly before pointing fingers at others. My Maulvi father used to tell me that when you are pointing a finger at some one else for your own shortcomings, three fingers of your hand are automatically pointing towards you. We are never going to improve ourselves individually or as a society if we do not first look within with honesty and courage and learn what is wrong with us, and then set out to cure our ills.
Actually, I am quite appalled at the insensitivity of some NewAgeIslam.com readers to the fate of Muslims who suffer at the hands of other so-called Muslims, some of them their own relatives or fellow citizens. Questioning motives of critics, whether from within the community or outside, is the easiest, particularly for those who know they have no grounds to question facts and even opinions. But this is best left for God who alone knows what is in someone’s heart.
Dear Editor,The links of Indian Magazine www.frontlineonnet.com in my earlier posts are dead therefore the updated links are as under on Non-Muslim and Non-Arab Atrocities against fellow human being.DALITS, LIKE FLIES TO FEUDAL LORDS Friday, November 7, 2008http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/dalits-like-flies-to-feudal-lords.htmlAt a crossroads S. VISWANATHAN in chennai VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN in New Delhi The Dalit leadership faces a credibility crisis in the absence of a radical political vision http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2325/stories/20061229003300400.htmCaste atrocities Data collected by the government and its agencies highlight the scale of physical aggression and oppression faced by Dalit communities. The 2005 Annual Report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs states that a crime against Scheduled Caste (S.C.) communities is committed every 20 minutes in the country. It records that 26,127 cases of atrocities against S.C communities were reported last year. In 2004, the recorded number of crimes against Dalits was 26,887. The 2005 report states that there were 1,172 cases of rape of Dalit women, 669 cases of murder, 258 cases of kidnapping and abduction and 3,847 cases of causing hurt. There were 291 cases under the Protection of Civil Rights Act and 8,497 cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Khairlanjis of the past http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2325/stories/20061229003401000.htmVictims, still Dalit activism has enabled the community to make some progress, but it is still subjected to oppression across the country. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2325/stories/20061229009401200.htmStory of deprivation P.S. KRISHNAN The promises of the freedom movement and the Constitution remain largely unfulfilled in the case of Dalits. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2325/stories/20061229002802700.htmCOVER STORY Power of touch GOPAL GURU The concept of untouchability travels from rural locations to the cities. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2325/stories/20061229002903000.htmSurvival at stake ARCHANA PRASAD The forest rights Bill is an important step in the struggle to reverse the historical marginalisation of tribal people. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2326/stories/20070112003600400.htmFor lasting rights ASHISH KOTHARI The forest rights Bill finally gives forest-dwelling communities a legal basis for their rights to forest resources. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=20070112003501400.htm&date=fl2326/&prd=fline&THE STATES Rape and more ANNIE ZAIDI in Guna The police make a gang-raped tribal woman run from pillar to post to file an FIR and then her community treats the issue as one of its honour. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2322/stories/20061117001704400.htm
Shahin Sahib , I think Allah has send answer to all your anti muslim feelings, Your thoughts & Articles have been answered by allah Through Jenab Aamir Mughal Sahib.
Your hate / objection for Pakistan ( Hanafi sunni Muslims ) , wahabis of saudi Arabia & the Muslim terrorism of india & the sharia laws. You try to bring in reports from around the world about muslims on your site. But I think that Mr Amir Mughal Sahib has brought out all the filth of the present living Indian society before you. Charity starts from Home. I hope you should now try to correct the present situation of the Indian State, Which is filled with Christian Rebellion in the north east / Naxalite Rebellion in the central india / Muslim Rebellion in the North. As per the reports given by Mr Amir Mughal Sahib, India is a Prostitution slavery den. A Country that loves to keep the Communal / Caste system alive against the low caste the Dalits & the poor in the modery society where American whites have loved to vote for a Black president, Who brought them as slaves to the US. I hate American Govt / Politicans / Army / & its policies, But salute all those white Americans who have voted for Obama to give way to equality. This is the message Islam brings to the people of the world. The reports given by Mr Aamir Mughal Sahib shows The police / Upper caste brutalities against the poor, Minorties, Low caste & women. The week judiciary system of india which delays every justice, only has given decisions on few cases which were highlited by the media or were important cases. Millions of cases are lying under a mountain of dust.
JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED.
Islam provides speedy justice. which is unacceptable to people like you , & who in turn think that the justice is brutality, but you forget the nature of the crime & the plight of the victim.
Genocide of Women in Hinduism
by Sita Agarwal
“In memory of my late sister, who died as a result of the inherently anti-woman religion of barbarian Hinduism.”
This is in response to "Where is public outcry over stoning of yet another teenage girl Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow?" I join others in condemning the action of a few to project Islamic Shariah in bad taste. Shariah is in place for centuries and it is being practiced without any modification all over the Islamic world. There is nothing wrong with Shariah and there is no need for anyone including the writer of the above article to say that Islamic Shariah was no better when compared to other criminal justice system prevailing in other countries.
Atrocities against women is a common phenomenon in India from bride burning, sathi, to mercy killing prevalent in the norther part of India. All man made criminal laws are flawed and that is why hundred criminal escape while one innocent is hanged. If what was reported of stoning of nine year old girl after rape was true, it is reprehensible. The error in judgement by a few or an irregularity cannot be quoted as a precedence and for wrongs of a few individuals, holding the entire Islamic Shariah as a flaw, is the haullocination of a morbid mind. With the changing of time and life style, if it is required certain changes to the Shariah can be suggested by an Islamic body of jurists drawn from all Islamic countries. Till such time, it is not fair to paint Shariah black.
I am also opposed to severe punishment like stoning of adulterers and mercy killing which are being practiced in some tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan and who knows still prevailent in Arab and other Islamic world. By saying this, I do not intent to hurt the sentiments of Muslims, but in this modern age, there are more decent
ways to dispensation of criminal justice system. If the person is found guilty of adultery, he may be tried and be given capital punishment instead of stoning in public which was a medieval practice. We , the Muslims, are fully aware of the nicities behind such stoning as a deterrant for others. But then, the execution of laws itself should not become a mockery or laughing stock. Such practices could easily be termed as barbaric and medieval practices, which in this age of electronic revolution is not required. Islamic countries must seriously think of abandoning such practices in public including public whipping for minor offences, public execution, stoning of adulterers, etc. The same thing if done within the four walls of a prison, it would not be made public and there would no public outcry of such practices. In the first instances, such practices, appear prima facie, inhuman and barbaric, must be stopped forthwith through consensus in the Islamic world. Secondly, if it could not be dispensed with such practices could be done in camera. This is my advice.
Regarding the question mark on the honesty of this website vis-a-vis its Editor, Mr. Sultan Shahin, whether he is a Muslim or a stooge of Safron Brigade, it is for him to clarify and set the matter at rest. I would suggest that the Editor should not only highlight the atrocities committed in Islamic world, but also equally highlight the atrocities being committed against women in India and elsewhere like bride burning, sathi, child marriages, mercy killing, abortion of female child foetus, dowry harrassment, post and premarital relationship, bigamy which is more prevalent in non-Muslims than polygamy in Muslims etc. If this done for compartive studies, then it would be appreciated. Hope Mr. Sahin would come clean on this score and set all misgiving at rest.
Shall we close our eyes on this?
At a crossroads S. VISWANATHAN in chennai VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN in New Delhi The Dalit leadership faces a credibility crisis in the absence of a radical political vision. RAJEEV BHATT Floral tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary at Parliament House on April 14, 2006.
http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229003300400.htmData collected by the government and its agencies highlight the scale of physical aggression and oppression faced by Dalit communities. The 2005 Annual Report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs states that a crime against Scheduled Caste (S.C.) communities is committed every 20 minutes in the country. It records that 26,127 cases of atrocities against S.C communities were reported last year. In 2004, the recorded number of crimes against Dalits was 26,887. The 2005 report states that there were 1,172 cases of rape of Dalit women, 669 cases of murder, 258 cases of kidnapping and abduction and 3,847 cases of causing hurt. There were 291 cases under the Protection of Civil Rights Act and 8,497 cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
COVER STORYKhairlanjis of the past http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229003401000.htmVictims, still Dalit activism has enabled the community to make some progress, but it is still subjected to oppression across the country. http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229009401200.htmhttp://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229003101800.htmCOVER STORYStory of deprivation P.S. KRISHNAN The promises of the freedom movement and the Constitution remain largely unfulfilled in the case of Dalits. M. SRINATH Paddy transplantation under way in Thanjavur. A file photograph. The land reform laws enacted in various States half-heartedly and slowly have left Dalits in the same plight of landlessness and social and physical vulnerability as they were before Independence. http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229002802700.htmhttp://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229003002800.htmPower of touch GOPAL GURU The concept of untouchability travels from rural locations to the cities. Volume 23 - Issue 25 :: Dec. 16-29, 2006 INDIA'S NATIONAL MAGAZINE from the publishers of THE HINDU http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061229002903000.htm
Khairlanji AtrocityKhairlanji is a village in Mohadi Taluka, Bhandara District http://www.ambedkar.org/khairlanji.html
How are Dalits Discriminated Against?http://www.amnestyusa.org/regions/americas/document.do?id=ENGUSA2005100705001Localities housing dalits are often segregated from those housing non-dalits, a segregation which often extends to the provision of separate wells, eating places and temples and restrictions on the use of land to defecate. Many are agricultural laborers -- estimates suggest that at least two thirds of the bonded laborers in India are dalits -- while dalit women, and often children, dominate certain spheres of work, such as civic sanitation, scavenging and leatherwork (including the flaying and tanning of carcasses).
COVER STORY Survival at stake ARCHANA PRASAD The forest rights Bill is an important step in the struggle to reverse the historical marginalisation of tribal people. http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20070112003600400.htmOne of the most vociferous proponents of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, Brinda Karat feels that it is a major step in the spirit of social justice. A strong votary for the inclusion of the rights of other forest-dwellers, too, the Rajya Sabha member of the CPI(M) is of the opinion that the legislation has sounded the death knell for the "Fatwa Raj" of Forest Department officials. In this interview to Frontline, Brinda Karat spoke about the controversies that emerged in the context of the Bill. Excerpts. http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20070112003201100.htmFor lasting rights ASHISH KOTHARI The forest rights Bill finally gives forest-dwelling communities a legal basis for their rights to forest resources. http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20070112003501400.htmIndia: End Caste Bias in Tsunami Reliefhttp://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/01/14/india10019.htm
About Police.India: Probe Police Attacks on ‘Untouchables’http://hrw.org/english/docs/2004/07/10/india9051.htm
India: Spotlight on Caste Discrimination(Durban, September 11, 2001) -- Human Rights Watch said today that caste discrimination is now firmly on the international human rights agenda due to the efforts of Dalit activists at the World Conference Against Racism. The conference concluded Saturday in Durban, South Africa.http://hrw.org/english/docs/2001/09/11/india2451.htmPOLICE ABUSE AND KILLINGS OF STREET CHILDREN IN INDIAhttp://www.hrw.org/reports/1996/India4.htm
THE STATES Rape and more ANNIE ZAIDI in Guna http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20061117001704400.htm
BROKEN PEOPLE Caste Violence Against India’s “Untouchables”
When we are working, they ask us not to come near them. At tea canteens, they have separate tea tumblers and they make us clean them ourselves and make us put the dishes away ourselves. We cannot enter temples. We cannot use upper-caste water taps. We have to go one kilometer away to get water... When we ask for our rights from the government, the municipality officials threaten to fire us. So we don’t say anything. This is what happens to people who demand their rights.http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/india/
India/Nepal: Rape for Profit
(New York, June 16, 1995) In a report released today, Human Rights Watch, the New York-based human rights organization, charged that women and girls trafficked from Nepal into India for the purpose of prostitution are kept in conditions tantamount to slavery. Held in debt bondage for years at a time, they are raped and subjected to severe beatings, exposure to AIDS, and arbitrary imprisonment. Both the Indian and Nepali governments are complicit in the abuses suffered by trafficking victims. The human rights organization also called on government delegates to the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women to commit to improving international collaboration to stem the forced trafficking of women and girls, investigating and prosecuting traffickers and brothel operators.RAPE FOR PROFIT Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's BrothelsI. INTRODUCTIONhttp://www.hrw.org/reports/1995/India.htm
Was there any outcry on this?
Child commercial sex workers: IndiaThere are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years They form 40% of the total population of commercial sex workers in India 80% of these are found in the 5 metros 71% of them are illiterate 500,000 children are forced into this trade every year * Prostitution is widespread, with an estimated 2.3 million prostitutes in the country, some 575,000 of whom are children. (US Dept of State, Human Rights Report, 1999) * According to ILO estimates, 15% of the country's estimated 2.3 million prostitutes are children. (US Dept of State, Human Rights Report, 1999) * Recent studies indicate that of the estimated 9,000,000 prostitutes working in India, some 30% or 2,700,000 are children. A further 10% reported that they had started their 'career' in prostitution before they were 18 years of age. A large number of these children are trafficked from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. (ECPAT International, A Step Forward, 1999) * One quarter of prostitutes are minors. (CATW 1999) * 25-30% of prostitutes are children. An estimated number of child prostitutes is 400,000. (ILO-IPEC, Mainstreaming Gender in IPEC Activities, 1999) * There is a growing pattern of trafficking in child prostitutes from Nepal. According to one estimate, 5,000 to 7,000 children, mostly between the ages of 10 and 18, are drawn into this traffic annually. NGOs in the region estimate that some 6,000 to 10,000 girls are trafficked annually from Nepal to Indian brothels and a similar number are trafficked from Bangladesh. (US Dept of State, Human Rights Report, 1999) * Women's rights organisations and NGOs estimate that more than 12,000 and perhaps as many as 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the country annually from neighbouring states for the sex trade. (US Dept of State, Human Rights Report, 1999) * 30% of India's 1 million prostitutes are girls below the age of 16 years. (SPARC, The State of Pakistan's Children, 1999, citing "Child Prostitution Increasing in Indo-Pak", The Frontier Post, 25 November 1998) * A survey by the Central Social Welfare Board of India indicated that the population of Nepalese women and child victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Indian brothels would be between 70,000 to 100,000 of which 30% were below 18 years. (ILO-IPEC, Usha D. Acharya, Country Report: Nepal, October 1998) * Over 100,000 child prostitutes are estimated to be in India's major cities. (June Kane, Sold for Sex, 1998) * Over the last decade, 200,000 Bangladeshi girls were lured under false circumstances and sold into the sex industry in nations including Pakistan, India and the Middle East. (CATW Fact Book, citing Tabibul Islam, "Rape of Minors Worry Parents", IPS, 8 April 1998) * Every year between 5,000 and 7,000 Nepalese girls are trafficked into the red-light districts in Indian cities. Many of the girls are barely 9 or 10 years old. (CATW Fact Book, citing Soma Wadhwa, "For sale childhood', Outlook, 1998) * 27,000 Bangladeshi women and children have been forced into prostitution in Indian brothels. (CATW Fact Book, citing "Women Forced into Indian Brothels", CWCS, June 1998) * 200,000 Nepalese girls under 16 years are in prostitution. (Penelope Saunders, "Sexual Trafficking and Forced Prostitution of Children", 29 October 1998) * 40,000 Nepalese girls under 16 in Indian brothels are forced into prostitution. (Penelope Saunders, "Sexual Trafficking and Forced Prostitution of Children", 29 October 1998) * 20% of the child prostitutes in India come from Bangladesh and Nepal. (BNWLA, Salma Ali, Country Report on Trafficking in Children and their Exploitation in Prostitution, October 1998, citing a research publication by Dr. K.K. Mukherjee of India) * 300,000-500,000 children are engaged in prostitution. (CATW Fact Book, citing Rahul Bedi, "Bid to Protect Children as Sex Tourism Spreads", Daily Telegraph (London), 23 August 1997) * 15% of prostitutes in India are under the age of 18 years. ("Innocence Sacrificed on Tourism Altar", ECPAT Bulletin, October 1996) * A 1996 survey published in India Today magazine estimated there are between 40,000 and 50,000 child prostitutes in the country, activists now say that figure might have jumped to about 250,000. ("Children For Sale", Asia Week, 1 March 1996) * Conservative estimates say some 300,000 children are involved in the sex industry. ("Six foreigners charged in India child sex case", The Nation, 18 October 1996, reprinted in ECPAT Bulletin, October 1996) * Between 2,000 and 5,000 children are sent across the border to India for prostitution every year. (Kota Neelima, "Young sex workers are costly commodity", ECPAT Bulletin, July 1996) * An estimated 400 sex workers came from Bangladesh every month and about 5,000 came from Nepal every year. (Kota Neelima, "Young sex workers are a costly commodity", ECPAT Bulletin, July 1996, citing Indrani Sinha of SANLAAP India) * 500,000 girls work as sex workers. (UNICEF, Atlas of South Asian Children and Women, 1996) * The average age of the Nepalese girls entering an Indian brothel is said to be 10-14 years, some 5,000 to 7,000 of them being trafficked between Nepal and India annually. (UNICEF India, Richard Young, "Understanding Underlying Factors", Child Workers in Asia, January-June 1996) * Every year 5,000 to 7,000 Nepalese girls are trafficked to India. An estimated 40,000 to 45,000 of these girls are in Bombay brothels and also nearly an equal number of them are in Calcutta. (Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Action, The Flesh Trade Report, 1995-1996) * Nepalese social workers estimate the number of Nepalese girls and women working in Indian brothels at about 200,000, and believe that between 5,000 and 7,000 new Nepalese end up in Indian brothels every year. (Human Rights Watch/Asia, Rape and Profit, June 1995) * There were an estimated 400,000-500,000 child prostitutes in 1991. (Human Rights Watch) * Half of 100,000 girl prostitutes between 10-14 in Bombay are from Nepal and kept in brothels against their will. (Penelope Saunders, "Sexual Trafficking and Forced Prostitution of Children", 29 October 1998) * In Bombay, India, at least half of the city's 100,000 prostitutes are believed to be Nepalese girls. (ILO-IPEC, Usha D. Acharya, Country Report: Nepal, October 1998) * The number of Nepalese girls and women engaged in prostitution in Calcutta exceeds 27,000, in Delhi it is more than 21,000, in Gorakhpur it is 4,700, and in Banaras it is 3,480. (ILO-IPEC, Usha D. Acharya, Country Report: Nepal, October 1998) * 10,000 Bangladeshi children are in brothels in Bombay and Goa, India. (CATW Fact Book, citing "Human smuggling from Bangladesh at alarming level", Reuters, 26 May 1997, citing Trafficking Watch Bangladesh) * Approximately 20,000 or 20% of women in prostitution in Bombay are under 18 years of age. (CATW Fact Book, citing Robert I. Freidman, "India's Shame: Sexual Slavery and Political Corruption are Leading to an AIDS Catastrophe", The Nation, 8 April 1996) * A NGO states that the number of children in flesh trade is increasing by 8-10% every year ("The Young and the Damned", The Week, 4 August 1996, reprinted in ECPAT Bulletin, July 1996) *10,000-12,000 Bangladeshi children are thought to be employed in the brothels of Bombay and West Bengal. (An Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, submission to the UN CRC, 1997, citing UNICEF, The Progress of the Nations, 1995) * About 45,000 Nepalese girls are in the brothels of Bombay and 40,000 in Calcutta. (CATW Fact Book, citing UBINIG, Trafficking in Women and Children: The Cases of Bangladesh, 1995, citing women's groups in Nepal) * A report of the Central Advisory Committee on Child Prostitution, published in May 1994 says that 12 to 15% of the prostitutes in Mumbai, Delhi, Madras, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Bangalore are children. It is estimated that 30% of the prostitutes in these cities are aged below 20 and nearly half of them had become commercial sex workers when they were minors. 86% of the prostitutes come from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Conservative estimates put the number of children in India suffering commercial sex abuse at 300,000. ("The Young and the Damned", The Week, 4 August 1996, reprinted in ECPAT Bulletin, July 1996) * Dr. I.S. Gilada, General Secretary of the Indian Health Organisation(IHO), estimated in various studies conducted between 1985 and 1994 that there were between 70,000 and 100,000 prostitutes in Bombay, 100,000 in Calcutta, 40,000 in Delhi, 40,000 in Pune, and 13,000 in Nagpur. (Human Rights Watch/Asia, Rape and Profit, June 1995) * There are over 200,000 Nepalese prostitutes. (ILO-IPEC, Mainstreaming Gender in IPEC Activities, 1999) * 200,000 to over 250,000 Nepalese women and girls are already in Indian brothels. (CATW Fact Book, citing Soma Wadhwa, "For sale childhood", Outlook, 1998) * 20%-30% of commercial sex workers in India have been trafficked from Nepal. (World Vision, David Westwood, Child Trafficking in Asia, 1998) * The Indian Social Welfare Board estimates that there are 500,000 foreign prostitutes in India of which 1% are from Bangladesh. And 2.7% of prostitutes in Calcutta alone are from Bangladesh. (CATW Fact Book, citing CEDAW Report: Bangladesh, 1 April 1997) * 30,000 Bangladeshi women are in the brothels of Calcutta, India. (CATW Fact Book, citing "Human Smuggling from Bangladesh at alarming level", Reuters, 26 May 1997) * 2.5% of prostitutes in India are Nepalese, and 2.7% are Bangladeshi. (CATW Fact Book, citing "Devadasi System Continues to Legitimise Prostitution: The Devadasi Tradition and Prostitution", Times of India, 4 December 1997) * 160,000 Nepalese women are held in India's brothels. (CATW Fact Book, citing SANLAAP India, Indrani Sinha, "Paper on Globalization & Human Rights") * At least 2,000 women are in prostitution along the Baina beachfront in Goa. (CATW Fact Book, citing Frederick Moronha, India Abroad News Service, 9 August 1997) * Every day, about 200 girls and women in India enter prostitution, 80% of them against their will. (CATW Fact Book, citing CEDPA and PRIDE, "Devadasi System Continues to Legitimise Prostitution: The Devadasi Tradition and Prostitution", Times of India, 4 December 1997) * The brothels of India hold between 100,000 and 160,000 Nepalese women and girls. (CATW Fact Book, citing Gustavo Capdevila, IPS, 2 April 1997, citing Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Special Report on Violence Against Women) * There are more than 100,000 women in prostitution in Bombay, Asia's largest sex industry centre. (CATW Fact Book, citing Robert I. Freidman, "India's Shame: Sexual Slavery and Political Corruption Are Leading to an AIDS Catastrophe", The Nation, 8 April 1996) * There are an estimated 50,000 devadasis in the country. (ECPAT Newsletter, No.15, January 1996) * India, along with Thailand and the Philippines, has 1.3 million children in its sex-trade centres. (CATW Fact Book, citing Soma Wadhwa, "For Sale: Childhood", Outlook, 1998) * Nepalese social workers estimate that the number of Nepalese girls and women now working in Indian brothels at about 200,000 and believe that between 5,000 and 7,000 new Nepalese end up in Indian brothels every year. (Human Rights Watch/Asia, Rape and Profit, June 1995) * Nepalese girls as young as 11, 12, 13 years old have been trafficked into India to work as prostitutes. (Will Dunham, "U.S. grapples with 'modern-day slavery'", 1 September 2000, reprinted in Stop Trafficking Archive, September 2000) * In India, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu are considered "high supply zones" for women in prostitution. Bijapur, Belgaum and Kolhapur are common districts from which women migrate to the big cities, as part of an organised trafficking network. (CATW Fact Book, citing Meena Menon, "Women in India's Trafficking Belt", 30 March 1998, citing the Central Social Welfare Board) * Human Rights Watch reported that the practice of dedicating or marrying young, pre-pubescent girls to a Hindu deity or temple as servants of god, devadasis, continue in several southern states, including Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Devadasis may not marry. They are taken from their families and are required to provide sexual services to priests and high caste Hindus. Reportedly, many eventually are sold to urban brothels. (US Dept of State, Human Rights Report, 1999) * India is one of the favoured destinations of paedophile sex tourists from Europe and the United States. (CATW Fact Book, citing "Global law to punish sex tourists sought by Britain and EU", The Indian Express, 21 November 1997) *The trafficking of girls from Nepal into India for the purpose of prostitution is probably the busiest 'slave traffic' of its kind anywhere in the world. (CATW Fact Book, citing Tim McGirk, "Nepal's Lost Daughters", 27 January 1997) * India's child sex industry is the second largest in the world after the Philippines. ("Six foreigners charged in India child sex case", The Nation, 18 October 1996, reprinted in ECPAT Bulletin, October 1996) * There could be a few hundred thousand Bangladeshi girls in various houses of prostitution in India. (Brother Jarlath de Souza, "Trafficking in Children: Bangladesh", Child Workers in Asia, July-September 1996) * Most child prostitutes in the cities hail from the surrounding rural areas, although considerable numbers are trafficked over longer distances. (UNICEF India, Richard Young, "Understanding Underlying Factors", Child Workers in Asia, January-June 1996) * Nepal appears to be the most significant, identifiable source of child prostitutes for Indian brothels. Thousands of Nepalese females under the age of 20 have been identified in India by various studies. (UNICEF India, Richard Young, "Understanding Underlying Factors", Child Workers in Asia, January-June 1996) * In 1994, however, the Government of India estimated that 30%of all prostitutes in six major cities were below the age of 20 and that almost 40% of these prostitutes entered the profession before they were 18 years of age. Anecdotal evidence provided by social workers in Calcutta, Bombay and Delhi supports these figures. The existence of a stable child population among the prostitutes of these cities seems to be a certainty. (UNICEF India, Richard Young, "Understanding Underlying Factors", Child Workers in Asia, January-June 1996) * Of 1,000 red-light districts all over India, prostitutes are mostly minors often from Nepal and Bangladesh. (CATW-Asia Pacific, Trafficking in Women and Prostitution in the Asia Pacific, 1996) * Districts bordering Maharashtra and Karnataka, known as the 'devadasi belt', have trafficking structures operating at various levels. Many are devadasis dedicated into prostitution for the goddess Yellamma. In one Karnataka brothel, all 15 girls are devadasis. (CATW Fact Book, citing Meena Menon, "The Unknown Faces")
Was there any public outcry over this brutality?
DALITS, LIKE FLIES TO FEUDAL LORDS
A Maharashtra village serves up ‘moral justice’ by gang raping and lynching a dalit family. That didn’t merit front page news in 21st-century-10-percent-growth-rate India. Shivam Vij reports
Is Brutality linked only with Islamic Shariah?
A newspaper report from 2006 states:Police in Khurja say dozens of sacrifices have been made over the past six months. Last month, in a village near Barha, a woman hacked her neighbour's three-year-old to death after a tantrik promised unlimited riches. In another case, a couple desperate for a son had a six-year-old kidnapped and then, as the tantrik chanted mantras, mutilated the child. The woman completed the ritual by washing in the child's blood. 'It's because of blind superstitions and rampant illiteracy that this woman sacrificed this boy,' said Khurja police officer AK Singh. 'It's happened before and will happen again but there is little we can do to stop it. In most situations it's an open and shut case. It isn't difficult to elicit confessions - normally the villagers or the families of the victims do that for us.'....According to an unofficial tally by the local newspaper, there have been 28 human sacrifices in western Uttar Pradesh in the last four months. Four tantrik priests have been jailed and scores of others forced to flee. Indian cult kills children for goddess: Holy men blamed for inciting dozens of deaths, The Observeror (United Kingdom newspaper) Dan McDougall in Khurja, India, Sunday March 5, 2006 Some people in India are adherents of a religion called Tantrism (not to be confused with Tantric Buddhism); most either use animal sacrifice or symbolic effigies, but a small percent of them still engage in human sacrifice:After a rash of similar killings in the area -- according to an unofficial tally in the English-language Hindustan Times, there have been 25 human sacrifices in western Uttar Pradesh in the last six months alone -- police have cracked down against tantriks, jailing four and forcing scores of others to close their businesses and pull their ads from newspapers and television stations. The killings and the stern official response have focused renewed attention on tantrism, an amalgam of mystical practices that grew out of Hinduism.In India, case links mysticism, murder - John Lancaster, Washington Post, 11/29/2003)
Witch doctors cause rise in child sacrifices by Catherine Philp The Times March 03, 2004 An Indian villager in a loveless marriage was told that killing his son would solve his problems
Horror of India's child sacrifice By Navdip Dhariwal BBC News, Uttar Pradesh, India http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4903390.stm
Indian cult kills children for goddess 'Holy men' blamed for inciting dozens of deaths Dan McDougall in Khurja, India Sunday March 5, 2006 The Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1723910,00.html
Child Hierodulic Servitude in India and Nepalhttp://www.anti-slaverysociety.addr.com/hieroras.htm
Woman held for child sacrifice [ Tuesday, July 29, 2003 02:30:09 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Ritual killing stuns Indian village By CNN Correspondent Suhasini Haidar Wednesday, August 6, 2003 Posted: 0822 GMT ( 4:22 PM HKT)
Barter, buy or kill for a bridehttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1244546,curpg-2,fright-0,right-0.cms
There is a long tradition of human sacrifice to the Goddess in different parts of India, and there is evidence that this was practised regularly in some of the main Shakta temples of Bengal until the early nineteenth century when it was banned by the British. Occasional child sacrifices are still reported today. The Thugs strangled and robbed travellers in the name of Kali until the cult was eradicated by the British. Criminal associations continue, though, for Naipaul interviewed a group of murderous criminals in India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990) who were religious and worshipped Santoshi Mata, a form of Kali.http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/hindu/devot/kali.html
The children we sacrifice By Pedestrian pictures 04/06/2003 At 12:47 In India, one out of every ten children is being sexually abused at any given point of time. Every 155th minute a child below 16 years is raped. Every 13th hour, a child below 10 years is raped. ~ Working group of Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1998 http://india.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/5267.shtml
Child sacrifice: mystery over death of main accused DH News Service Angul (Orissa): The sacrifice of a five-year-old-boy at a local temple in Angul district has taken an ugly turn with the death of the main accused under mysterious circumstances. The 60-year-old man, who had confessed to the crime, died in the police custody on Wednesday. http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/Oct222005/national1741820051021.asp
I wonder why the British Raj left in 1947 giving us unabashed freedom to continue Pagan Traditions of Sawareh, Vani, Karo Kari [Honour Killing of women to save the honour and there is no honour in pederast Feudals and Mullahs of Rural Pakistan], Sati [Burning alive the Hindu widow], Haq Bakhshwai [Marriage with Holy Quran in Sindh to save property and this is done in Rural Pakistan and India.
Haris Sahib, You are truly right , I have been long reading this web site & the articles of Mr Shahin Sahib, this is a satanic website, being promoted by a follower of the hindu facist, The Name Shahin, is probably a fake just to show it is being written by a muslim, so that there would be less opposition from the muslims. I think this is a BJP / Bajrajg Dal / RSS / Shiv Sena / VHP or some other facist group, who just tries to bring in false information about muslims , and even the different muslims Imams & tries to bring in division among the muslims, So that they can opt the divide & rule policy of the british. Haris sahib, i think we should work togther & inform all the leading scholars about this site & ask them to keep a good watch & then get this site & any other similar site or work of shahin sahib or his group & staff banned . And to make sure this person is Sentenced for a long time in Jail. I hope we can work togther. Fayaz
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:16:51 +0000 [03:46PM IST]From: haris khan To: firstname.lastname@example.orgReply-To: email@example.comSubject: This is a satanic website
This is a satanic website, not islamic. Modernists are deviants who
are equivalent to jews and christians of today, because they are
doing the same that jews and christians did with thier book and
religion. curse on u all , all modernists.