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Stark realities

Stark realities
In the ten days since the motorway gang-rape took place, there have been reports of at least nine other cases of rape from various cities of Punjab. Some of these took place in the presence of...

Home Today's Paper Editorial Stark realities Editorial September 21, 2020 In the ten days since the motorway gang-rape took place, there have been reports of at least nine other cases of rape from various cities of Punjab.Some of these took place in the presence of family members, including husbands or parents, others took place in the presence of children or involved children themselves.There can be no doubt that cases of rape are being reported more frequently since the motorway assault took place.So far, ten days after the motorway incident, the main accused has still not been apprehended.

The warning by the CCPO Lahore that women should not leave their homes without a male escort is also made meaningless by the case in which dacoits broke into a home and raped female members of the family in the presence of male members.These are not isolated incidents, they are part of a wider, broader syndrome.

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