1109 guiltless women murdered last year in Pak, says human rights group

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 06:00 hrs

Lawyers for Pakistan's Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) have released a report on violence against women, stating that as many as 1,109 women failed to safeguard their lives and became murder victims during 2012.

Referring to Madadgaar National's Database, it is reported that in 2012 the cases of women murder had the highest rate among all kinds of women violence.

As many as 1109 guiltless women were put to death, the report, publicized on the occasion of the International Day of Social Justice, said.

Segregating this data in context of month-wise division, in January 76 cases, February 63 cases, March 59 cases, April 70 cases, May 66 cases and in June 98 cases were identified, the Daily Times reports.

According to the paper, LHRLA's President Zia Awan said that the core reasons for women being at the disadvantage of getting abused and cursed due to the feudal and patriarchal mind-set of the society, increasing inflation and lack of education.

Moreover, gender inequalities are founded to present everywhere, from home setup, work environment and even in education system, law and policies, the paper said.

He said the accelerating number of murder cases had hampered the secure development of the women and girls in Pakistan, it added. (ANI)

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