A secret game of child abuse has been going on in Pakistan from decades but people of Pakistan got aware by the issue after Kasur incident. Since then Umber of Child abuse cases has been reported both by Media and Police department.
The Kasur child sexual abuse scandal is a series of child sexual abuses that occurred in Hussain Khanwala village in Kasur District, Punjab, Pakistan from 2006 to 2014, allegations remained with some political person of the district.
It was 4th of January when a silenced voice has made her way to the media. This was the day when Zainab incident has took place and created outrage in Kasur. She was abducted, raped and later on brutally murdered. The perpetrator was identified as Imran Ali, who was determined to be a Serial Killer responsible for seven previous murders in the area. The court handed him four counts of the death penalty, one life term, a seven-year jail term and Rs. 3.2 million in fines. He was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Zainab and twelve other underage girls, and was executed in the early morning of October 17, 2018, at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
On 21 may, 2019 another rape and murder case has been reported after a protest in the Capital of Pakistan Islamabad. According to police, the girl was killed and her body was dumped near Chak Shahzad area of Islamabad on May 15. Same thing happened with a nine-year-old girl Ayesha, in December 2018, a resident of Lahore.
So many culprits are behind the bars but with several other discourses, it is said that the Parents are not paying attention on their children. They are not performing their ethical duties to protect their children from these kinds of wolves.
Why these Kids got sexually assaulted?
One of the highlighted reasons is Sex education is Taboo for Pakistan society. Parents never tried to talk to them about sex and the kids can’t differentiate between right touch and wrong touch some of the kids ended up getting answers from the internet, and if they don’t have access to internet then they keep searching about someone who will told them about this. This is the point where some jackals and vixens trap them. While talk to one of the parents; the Father of 4 kids said, “it’s all because of ignorance or lack of awareness .Most of the parents don’t know how and when to talk about sex education with their children. While best of the source in this regard is home. The parents are best of the teachers, guide and trainers. Society and surroundings are on second number, while the academia should be last one to teach minors about the sex.
Unfortunately, due to the failure of first two institutions , whole the sequence is reversed , as a result ,not only socio-sexual problems breaks out often, but the tension between rightist and leftist segments of the society get worsen . its vivid reality that, religious ,conservative and too much extent orthodox society like ours, can’t teach the kids like west or liberal fractions of the society do . But the most important thing is to rationalise the source of guidance with the new era and the gradual age factors of the kids and youth , in a balance way”
Question is who will educate Children about sex education?
The answer is Parents Coming decade is very important for sex education; student of today can change the future after becoming parents and can secure their children by teaching them about sex education. Also, we need to aware the society that it’s not a taboo. According to a survey in a private university student 80% keep silences and the rest of students showed positive response about providing sex education to their children.
Now the issue is, Who will educate the Students about this?
In Pakistani universities, it’s almost restricted for teacher to talk about sex education and when someone tries to do so, some of the student stand against those teachers blaming them that they are promoting Harassing students by talking about sex in class room, But the thing is somebody has to talk about it, somebody need to break the ice. For this we need some visionary teachers with good ethical background to talk about it in the way acceptable for all students.
Another step which we should take us to aware parents in far flung areas of Pakistan for that Government should play a vital role. It is important for everyone to know what Islam says on Sex this; Muslim Umah needs to know the religious prospective related to sex education;
Allah says, in ( Para 18/ Surah 23: Verses 12,13,14) 12: We created man out of the extract of clay, 13: then we made him into a drop of life-germ, then We placed it in a safe depository, 14: then We made this drop into a clot, then We made the clot into a lump, then We made the lump into bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We caused it to grow into another creation. Thus Most Blessed is Allah, the Best of all those that create.
And when Allah says “Iqra” (read) in a very first interaction with Muhammad (SAWW) than it need no further justification that we have to read about it and we have to aware others by what we know and what Allah want us to do.
Giving birth to a kid Do not make you parent but acquiring them with the Sense of right and wrong is basic responsibility to be a Parents.