Assalam o Alaikum and hello to all. I am not much of a speaker on sensitive issues but this very incident of the 7 year old girl in kasur provoked me to speak on the issue “child abuse”.
I mean we call us human beings and still we are no close to humanity that a 7 year old child gets rapped and murdered brutally and the rapist, the murderer is still out there freely moving around. We right now can’t even think about the pain and loss of those parents who have suffered such a tragedy. What was the fault of that innocent soul who met such a fate?? Or what is the fault of those kids who get targeted every single day whether a girl or a boy??
There are so many similar cases that are not even accentuated on media or even in the society on daily basis just because of the fear of humiliation. If something like this event happens, people don’t even dare to mention it in front of anyone that my child has been abused by somebody, just because they care about their respects more than their child’s life. Yes this still happens in our society. Wake up people! This issue needs to be brought into the light so that the culprits be punished so hard, so severely that others would feel those goose bumps by just imagining the punishment to repeat the similar act. Since when anything is more important than a priceless life??
Social media, TV channels and whole nation stood up for her within seconds after the news spread all over and after that names of so many other missing children, children being sexually abused and murdered came onto the surface. But the question is WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND THESE DREADFUL AND HORRIFYING INCIDENTS? Why all these people- media, police, rangers and politicians always come forward and take actions “after” something like that happens? Police officials get fired and suspended later on when this kind of news gets VIRAL. But why these same police officials don’t pay attention to even listen to the father, brother or uncle of the child, who goes to them for help. Why is there no proper check on the performance of these people? Why is the government so indifferent to the sensitive areas of the country such as Kasur?
Why there are no strict rules to impose in the society so that nothing like this should even happen?? Should we just keep our children locked up in our homes? NO! That is just not the solution to this problem at all! This very act of child abuse is not encouraged by any creed, culture and religion yet it is growing day by day.
We should for the sake of humanity and safety of our children, spread awareness of child abuse as much as possible to not only the most illiterate and backward people/areas but also to the most sophisticated people. Tell your kids from their childhood to stay away from strangers, tell them to not let any body touch them in an inappropriate manner. If somebody does, the child should immediately inform his parents and they should take immediate actions. Never leave your child with even the most trust worthy person unless very important. Sometimes a person closely related to you and your children may be the one with the bad intentions. A child never holds a finger and walks friendly with just anyone so easily unless there is a known face involved. Keep an eye on your children and the environment they are in. Don’t leave them unprotected as they are your responsibility. Make sure to keep a check on the growing children and their activities as well.
As far as the responsibilities of the authorities or government or police are concerned, we don’t know when they will take proper actions, make rules and punish such beasts. We can just hope they feel the pain of the people and take steps that are required on urgent basis to put the guilty behind the bars and do justice to all those kids that have been victims of this very shameful act!
May Allah Almighty console the grieving parents and give special and beautiful places in heaven to those children. And may Allah keeps us all safe and secure. Ameen.