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Sexual abuse in Pakistan

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A friend recently commented
:
"I was shocked to learn from a VOA Radio Broadcast

that in Pakistan ( according to a poll ) every fourth
child is likely to suffer rape or sodomy. Where are
we heading. Ai Khuda Batha, Batha !!!!!"

Well this is a very unfortunate situation but is it unexpected? For a number of reasons, not much. With entertainment opportunties shrinking by the day: no play grounds, no theatres, no cinemma houses,no public parks, no opportunities for any other form of socialisation for a majority of the ever-growing population of this poor country, what else should one expect from young people with enormous amounts of energy in their bodies? Combine this with our repressive, exclusivist tendencies and with the increasing number of unemployed and un-educated millions of our youth. Increaingly male members of our society cannot marry before they are into their late 30's, sometimes even 40's and above. All legal ways to satisfy this natural drive called sex are closed. Our clerics and other preachers try their best to frighten people of the various 'azaabs' and the divine wrath if they indulge in 'zina'/adultery etc but to no avail because there are no alternative avenues.

The outcome of this suppression, deprivation and the consequent frustration is a stale society fixated either on renunciation of the world or on going for the gratification of the sexual drive through illegal ways. Sodomy is more prevalent in our society than female rape for it is easier and 'safer' to cope with the consequences if caught in this case. An 'empty mind is the devil's workshop', as they say. Let us take the example of our educational institutions. One can observe that in schools those boys (if girls are reading this, they can come up with their own version of the story. It will be useful to know about that side of the picutre as well) are more prone to sexual tendencies who do not take part in sports, games and other entertainment/co-curricular activities.

Extreme form of gender segregation is also one big source of this suffocation in the society we live in. A false sense of superficial morality is deeply in place. Mere sermons from our clerics and a fear of 'Jahannum'/hell won't do the job, for if that was the case, no child studying in religious madrasas would have been a victim of sexual exploitation but is that so ? We need to give positive, creative direction to the energies at the disposal of our youth.But who are WE?
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Updated 08-Aug-2011 at 07:21 AM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (Formatting)

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  1. rana14801's Avatar
    it would have been much better if u could define that how many r willingly doing it and how many r forced. i think now a days most of them involving into sex at their own will and can not be counted as sexually abused.we as a society moving head on towards western way of life. any how willingly or unwillingly it is a sad situation of our society.
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  2. Muhammad Ilyas Khan's Avatar
    @rana14801: Thanks for your comment. What you are pointing out is another debate. The focus of my argument is not sexual trends or moral standards in the society. The focus is actually 'sexual abuse' in the form of 'sodomy' and 'rape'. Both of these are crimes as they against the basic human and constitutional rights endangering lives in physical and psychological terms. What you point out, however, also needs exposition and let me respond to that in a while.
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  3. Muhammad Ilyas Khan's Avatar
    @rana14801: Thanks for your comment. What you are pointing out is another debate. The focus of my argument is not sexual trends or moral standards in the society. The focus is actually 'sexual abuse' in the form of 'sodomy' and 'rape'. Both of these are crimes as they against the basic human and constitutional rights endangering lives in physical and psychological terms. What you point out, however, also needs exposition and let me respond to that in a while.
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  4. haqiqath's Avatar
    WHEN U STOP AVOID SOME THING ITS NATRUAL THE RESISTANCE OF FLOW IS INCREASED AND INCREASING AGAINST IT SIMILAR THEIR IS COMPLETE BAN BLOCK ON SEX IN PAKISTAN SO MORE SEX CRIMES COMPARITIVELY WEST OR THE COUNTRIES WHERE ITS FREE TO CERTAIN LIMIT AS ITS HARD TO MARRY IN PAKISTAN AS COST OF LIVING TOO MUCH HIGH EVEN FAMILIES DISLIKE SECOND MARRIAGES OR PERMITTING MAN FOR OTHER WIFE AS ONE CANT SUPPORT MORE THEN ONE AS ALREADY POPULATION IS TOO MUCH INCREASED INCREASING AND HARD TO FIND FEMALES BUT EASY TO FIND MEN EXTREME HARD FINDING GOOD FEMALES WHO NEVER MARRIED OR FROM GOOD FAMILES THE FEMALES IN PAK ALL OF THEM MOSTLY JUST DREAMING OF HERO WHO COME FROM OUTSIDE ABROAD AND RICH TO MARRY THEM AND LOCAL MEN HAVE NO VALUE FOR THEM HOW CAN SEX CRIMES BE REDUCED IN SUCH THINGS.
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    Updated 23-Jul-2011 at 04:53 AM by haqiqath
  5. Muhammad Ilyas Khan's Avatar
    @haqiqath: You have raised interesting and very relevant points. Very practical and pragmatic. The issue is complex and needs exposition at the philosophical and paradigmatic level. I'll try to answer some of your questions in a future write-up on the issue.
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  6. hkniazi's Avatar
    @haqiqath
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  7. yaseench's Avatar
    Voice of America radio bakwas krta ha like all Americans do
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