A rape reported on a mountaineering path in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills has despatched shockwaves by means of the nation and social media, with folks calling — as soon as once more — for security for ladies.
An FIR was filed on Friday after a girl reported being raped on one of many mountaineering trails. In accordance with the FIR, the sufferer is a resident of Muridke and was lured to the town with the promise of a job.
She informed police that the suspect additionally requested her to come back to Rawalpindi and he or she reached there on July 12. The suspect picked her up from a bus cease in Rawalpindi and took her to Margalla Hills’ Path 3 — an outdated mountaineering monitor that begins from Margalla Street in F-6 and results in Viewpoint — on July 13 on a bike. “He then took me to the jungle and raped me at gunpoint around 3pm,” she stated.
Just some months in the past, Islamabad was shaken by stories of a girl being raped at gunpoint within the F-9 park. Earlier than that there was one other case and earlier than that one other. Persons are sick and uninterested in listening to of acts of violence in opposition to ladies and wish one thing to be performed.
The information that that is the second case in 12 days is much more disheartening.
Even “safe cities” aren’t secure for ladies anymore.
Folks rightly identified that we have to tackle sexual violence and guarantee security.
Listening to of one more act of violence in opposition to a girl makes us sick to our stomachs. The issue is that security of ladies simply isn’t prioritised. This isn’t a problem that may be solved with the snap of your fingers — it’s one which requires willpower, dedication and an understanding that ladies need to really feel secure in their very own nation.
How lengthy can ladies be anticipated to remain hidden inside their properties in worry of what lurks outdoors? Pakistan belongs to everybody and everybody ought to really feel secure sufficient to be outdoors — whether or not in a park or on a mountaineering path or whereas in search of a job.