A photo of a grave that had been secured with a heavy door and a large lock has been going viral on social media. According to the user who posted the image on Twitter, the cemetery is that of a girl, and her guardians did this to prevent the corpse from being raped.
The user shared the picture with the caption, “Where a dead daughter’s grave is locked to protect her from rape, can that society be called a society of ‘living people’?” That was so shocking. Our website editors picked the story, gave it a just treatment, and posted it. The story went viral. In the ensuing days, the photo sparked outrage and condemnation on social media, with many people expressing their disgust at the thought of a society where even the dead are not safe from violence. However, it is important to note that the photo has not been verified, and there is no evidence to suggest that the grave is actually in Pakistan.
Our story also mentioned the point that the picture was just uploaded on social media and that our paper’s website took it with this disclaimer. In the ensuing days, it emerged that it is more likely that the photo is from India. A similar photo was circulated on social media in India in 2018, and it was later confirmed that the grave was in a cemetery in Hyderabad, India. It is possible that the photo of the locked grave in Pakistan is also fake. However, even if it is, it is still a reminder of the very real problem of violence against women in both Pakistan and India.
According to a 2018 report by the United Nations, Pakistan has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. The report found that one in three women in Pakistan has experienced some form of violence, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In India, the situation is not much better. A 2019 survey by the National Crime Records Bureau found that one in five women in India has experienced some form of violence in their lifetime.
Violence against Muslim women in India is a serious problem that has been on the rise in recent years. This violence takes many forms, including physical assault, sexual assault, and verbal abuse. It is often motivated by religious prejudice and Islamophobia. There are a number of factors that contribute to violence against Muslim women in India. One factor is the rise of Hindu nationalism in India. Hindu nationalist groups often portray Muslim women as inferior and as threats to Hindu culture. This rhetoric can create an atmosphere of hostility and violence toward Muslim women.
Another factor that contributes to violence against Muslim women in India is the lack of effective legal protections for women. The Indian government has not done enough to address the problem of violence against women, and many women who are victims of violence do not have access to justice. But this is not only an Indian game. The violence against women in Pakistan and India is a complex problem with a long history. However, there are a number of things that can be done to address the issue.
One important step is to raise awareness about the problem of violence against women. This can be done through education, public awareness campaigns, and the media. It is also important to provide support to victims of violence. This can include providing them with access to safe housing, medical care, and legal assistance. It is important to hold perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions. This can be done through the criminal justice system, as well as through social and cultural pressure.
Meanwhile, back at the newsroom, we are still discussing whether we should remove our story or uphold it. For now, we have tuned it to “private”. I will be grateful to my readers if they provide us with the whereabouts of this grave.