Marriage for love gets your throats slit in Pakistan, report


love and marriage  pakistanLAHORE Pakistan – A young couple in Pakistan were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, police said Saturday.

The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families in eastern Pakistan’s Punjabi village of Satrah, police said.

The girl’s mother and father lured the couple home late on Thursday with the promise that their marriage would receive a family blessing, said local police official Rana Zashid.

“When the couple reached there, they tied them with ropes,” he said. “He (the girl’s father) cut their throats.”

Police arrested the family, who said they had been embarrassed by the marriage of their daughter, named Muafia Hussein, to a man from a less important tribe.

Cultural traditions in many areas of Pakistan mean that killing a woman whose behavior is seen as immodest is widely accepted.

Immodest behavior that sparked recent killings included singing, looking out of the window or talking to a man who is not a relative. For a woman to marry a man of her own choice is considered an unacceptable insult by many families.

pakistan -love and marriageThe Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said 869 so-called “honor killings” were reported in the media last year – several a day. But the true figure is probably much higher since many cases are never reported.

The weak Pakistani government, battling with a troubled economy and a Taliban insurgency, does not collect centralized statistics and has no strategy to combat the killings.

Pakistani law means that even if a woman’s killer is convicted, her family are able to forgive the killer.

Many families simply nominate a member to do the killing, then formally forgive the killer.

That’s what happened earlier this week, a lawyer said, when a tribal council in central Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district sentenced another young couple to death for marrying for love.

The couple’s lawyer, Zia Kiyyani, said the two had appealed for police protection after their marriage on June 21, but had not received any.

The 19-year-old girl’s family came to take her from her husband’s family, swearing on the Koran that they would not harm her and would hold a proper wedding ceremony, he said.

“During this the girl shouted, cried and mourned for her life and her husband’s life because she knew that they will kill both of them,” he said.

The girl, named Mehreen Bibi, was shot by a member of her family when she returned home, police said. Her husband went into hiding and her father registered the murder complaint so he could forgive the killer, Kiyyani said.

“That will end the case,” he said.




17 responses to “Marriage for love gets your throats slit in Pakistan, report”

  1. Hopefully they put the parents of the daughter to death for being sub human murderers …

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      If the Taliban let them …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. sweetvirgo Avatar

    What stupid people with stupid “laws”. I hope they rot in hell.

    1. And these are the laws the rebels from Syria and Iraq want to bring to Lebanon.

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        Rebels??? They are not rebels at all. They are thugs who just want power and destroy anyone and anything that doesn’t agree with them. God forbid these so called laws even touch Lebanon. Lebanon is free. It is the Las Vegas of the middle east. Beautiful country with lots of history and not to mention beautiful people.

        1. The real lebanese Avatar
          The real lebanese

          Your description sounds like Hezbollah ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        Once again you are branding all rebels as Islamists. Your fear is preventing you from seeing the whole picture.

        1. Farq2 Avatar

          Hang on Real, I’m only branding them what the western media brands them as. The same western media you buy into my friend.

          1. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            ..and it doesn’t brand them all as Islamists..

      3. 5thDrawer Avatar

        “singing, looking out of the window or talking to a man who is not a relative” ….
        The Taliban-heads just love that kind of control … although it’s from the ancient ‘tribal customs’ most of it. Anything that keeps a woman lower than the cattle flies just fine with them.

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    They were killed because their daughter married to someone from a lesser tribe.. so this is all tribal conflicts which doesn’t make any less the other person. This people are devious and having tricked them makes them evil and untrustworthy. And I agree with some people these parents are to some extents like the Jihadists who want to take the culture back to cave ages.. But I wandered what the mullahs in Iran wear these turbans? or they tell people Iran that women and men in restaurents sit in separate quarters? Or these extreme mullahs in Iran setting their own rules because they want power.. and I am sure in the process many people are getting killed for not following these mullahs rules.. so those are critical of this incident and start talking jihadists.. how are the Iranians mullas are different from these thugs?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Not much different. Equality is never OK with them. The whole concept is ‘sacrilege’ and ‘anti-tribal’ at the same time. It’s why they hate ‘western thought’ so much.
      Freedom of individual choice?? NEVER.

  4. Fauzia45 Avatar

    As long as Ignorance and ^tribal councils^ reign there will be more of these crimes!!!

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