It sounds crazy how something so pathetic can be reasonable to anyone. Before I get off the grief of past month's news, here I am infuriating over another.
This time in Sindh, Pakistan, a 17 year old girl, 8-months pregnant, was left at the mercy of killer dogs by her father-in-law, and then shot dead, in front of her father. The girl was accused of bearing a child out of wedlock, the father claimed that the greedy in-laws were after his family's 2.4-hectare farm.
As news reaches the government:
Throughout, the government – which at the time was lobbying Baloch members to support Mr Zardari in the presidential election – conspicuously refrained from taking a tough position. Yusaf Raza Gilani, the prime minister, described the incident only as “extremely disappointing”.
That remained the case even after Mr Zehri wrote a newspaper column on Sept 12 in Jinnah, an Urdu daily newspaper, defending honour killings.
“The involvement of female family members in extramarital sex is intolerable for any honourable man. If a close male relative cannot contain his outrage and kills the perpetrators of such a crime [extramarital sex], he is protected by Baloch laws. As long as he can prove to a tribal council that the crime took place, the jirga [council] must forgive him,” he wrote.
The absolute misfortune of Pakistan is it's feudal system, and it makes up for the foundation of the country's government. Every politician may not be a landlord, but every landlord is by default a politician or connected with politics somehow. And when the situation is so, how can the country's problems ever finish? When the ill of society is born from within this ruling, feudal sickness, I dare to say, how can there then be hope? Anyone who is not from amongst them, anyone who comes with revolutionary thoughts, and goes against corruption, is kicked out.
So if the politicians themselves are pro-honor-killings, then what else is left to say?