Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rinkel Kumari Khapay..!

Posted on April 18, 2012


With broken hearts, We are holding hopes,A hope that is being orphaned,We don"t know, who will hear our voice,But again we put forward our injured feet,And looking for dew of justice, By dew of justice, our broken hearts and orphan hopes,Would get new breath,Can we get it?(Helena)
I have been asking myself why do I write and for what? Answer is simple: For Justice, and then taking a deep breath, I replied to myself: Yes justice for a girl who was kidnapped from her home on 24th February then many a time brought to the courts and finally sent to women shelter house. It"s strange her thugs are free and moving everywhere. I need justice for victimized girl "Rinkel Kumari whose kidnapping is being justified in the name of religion. It means you commit any crime then paint it with holy colour. In fact you cannot protect your crime under the guise of religion because religion itself condemns forcible conversion to Islam. Hence I wrote an article in detail on 12th March which was published in The Frontier Post.
Bitter truth is that when incident occurs that moment none is able to raise voice against it, I remember when I wrote in detail on Rinkel Kumari, it was The Frontier Post which raised voice for her and mentioned about case. At first where was our media, it woke up only after the United States printed reports on Rinkel Kumari that it started reporting on the case. Therefore honestly I"d like to thank the US for opening eyes of media.
Supreme Court is going to take up her case today (Wednesday). On the last hearing on March 26th, Rinkle Kumari wished to go to her mother"s house but the Chief Justice again sent her to a shelter house, in Karachi, because she needed time for relaxation before recording her statement because she was undergoing a lot of pressure at that time.
Rinkle"s wish top to go to her mother"s house proves that she was forcibly kidnapped. Mian Mitho is leading an extremist group and threatening not to accept Supreme Court"s decision if it went against him.
Isn"t it court"s insult. First kidnapping a girl and then second threats to Supreme Court. Why doesn"t Supreme Court take suo motu action against him.
How long will innocents be threatened putting their lives at gunpoint? Do the non-Muslims have no right to live as Muslims are living? If yes then in the name of religion how many people are being forcibly converted to Islam? This is not a new and the first case which is calling for justice besides putting lives of her family at risk.
For a while imagine what would have happened with Rinkel when she was under the eyes of thugs? When she was being brought to Supreme Court on 26th March, I thought she might not be able to record true statement but her statement attracted world"s attention when she said: "The lives all my family members and myself will be at risk if I give statement in favour of my mother."
There is no doubt she must have undergone too much pressure and pain while recording her statement at the Supreme Court.
Women suffer a lot. Why only women? In Sindh, 47 girls had been kidnapped and converted to Islam. I"d like to ask, why only girls are being converted to Islam, why not boys, women and old men.
Like Rinkel Kumari"s case, we have second case of Aisha Kumari who was kidnapped in March; allegedly by Mian Mitho"s son who presented her in the court in April and claimed he had married with her. The question is: Where was she kept for a month?
We have to think what is happening all around us. Our daughters are not safe and the criminals easily kidnap the girls of minorities after they are lured into the trap of marriage after conversion to Islam for immoral purposes.
Doubts are being expressed if Rinkel Kumari can got justice. Recently PPP member Sharmila Farooqi claimed on a private TV channel that she had met Rinkel Kumari at Court. I was surprised when she had met Rinkel? I was at Sindh High Court on 12th March but she was not there. The Court ordered that no one could meet her in Shelter house. If Sharmila met Rinkle at shelter house it meant she had violated the court decision. Nafisa Shah and Azra Fazal Pechuho have raised voice for Rinkel Kumari.
When Rinkel"s mother Sulchhari was weeping and requesting that Rinkel Khapay "Give me my Rinkel" as like Mr. Zardari always chants slogan Pakistan Khapay, so why doesn"t the President listen to a mother"s request.
Not only Rinkel"s mother but all humanitarian voices are requesting that Rinkel Khapay because her return would reveal real faces of thugs. What is her sin?
In Rinkel Kumari"s case, many voiceless have pinned their hopes for justice, now all are looking to Supreme Court that what justice she would meet? We all say Rinkel Khapay because Insaaf Khapay.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rinkle Kumari.

Why You (Mother) gave me Birth?
Rinkle Kumari

I do not know,
Why I am sending on Land,
Where nothing is for us?
Where are you?
I am calling you,
I need your cradle,
I want weep and cry loudly,
Here in this dark room,
Everyone’s eyes are horror,
They told me,
I must obey them,
Otherwise, they stop my breath forever,
I do not know,
Where are you and queen of Justice?
Have you remembered?
When you told me once,
Your honesty would give you safe shelter,
Ahh … Mother why don’t you come here and see yourself,
My honesty and loyalty with land,
Gives me dark room and Forcible Orders,
I don’t ask anything,
Only calling you Mother,
I need your cradle and weep loudly,
Can’t you give me your cradle for a moment?
Mother! Tell me why you gave me Birth?   (Helena)

Published in Bolan Voice Magazine on April 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Editorial! Rinkle Kumari.

Mr. Jinnah! Rinkal Kumari is not free to go her home either?

“You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State, said Founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 11th August, 1947, while his entire movement ran in the name of religion, but later he spoke for secular state in his speech, how was possible that his spoke words 1,695 on 11th August, 1947, would be built secular state and vanished his religious movement easily? He had a misunderstanding and could not be made understand that his religious color in politics had caused the catastrophe.
And we saw and see that how undemocratic hands have been using Name of Religion and then is violated rights of people. Indigenous people of this land later forcibly put into box of Minority, hence they have to submit their certificate for loyalty, how can they free to go to their temples? Although they are not safe at their homes, too, if Mr. Jinnah were alive, he would not be able to see such violation in his state that was created under the discrimination.
So far, non-Muslims have been facing dreadful problems; they are very much connected with their land and are unable to leave it at any risk.
InPakistan, Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus are being treated like animals cart. Recent years Ahmadis and Cristians have faced more violation inPunjab, especially Ahmadis are under black Clouds, where they are unable to greet with another Muslim.
Sindh and Balochistan, both provinces have less religious violation but in coming days native Hindus are threatened and unsaved in Sindh and Balochistan, mostly Hindus prefer to leave Pakistan because they are feeling that their voice is un-listened, where other people voice is listened but they are being ignored, not even at government level but civil society (Human rights Organization) and champion of freedom of expression in Media have given less importance.
In Sindh, on 18th November, 2011, Chak incident happened and three Hindus doctors were gunned down, their killers are freed and nowhere voice for Hindus by the time many families left Sindh and Balochistan, reason is simple that they are threatened by extremists groups.
Sadly! In Sindh, many girls have been kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam, according to report that around 47 girls have been kidnapped and by forced converted to Islam, Question raises, why only GIRL has been converted to Islam, why not old lady, man and boy? Why only beautiful girls?
On 24th February, 2012, a young Hindu girl named Rinkel Kumari, 19 years old, was abducted from her home in a small village in Sindh. This kidnapping case is arisen by her family and her family is received threats because in this case thugs and a boy who claimed to be married with Rinkel, has assisted by Pakistan Peoples’ Party Member of the National Assembly (PPP MNA) Mian Mitho, for whom Benazir Bhutto once Thanked him, when he betrayed and left PPP.
Rinkel Kumari produced before Sindh High Court, where she expressed, “her wish is to go with her Mother”, but Sindh High Court sent her Darul-Amaan, Shelter house for women, till 26th March, 2012, hearing at High Court where “Rinkel Kumari bravely expressed once again, her wish is to go with her mother, and loudly said that I know, there is no justice for me as Hindu, you can not imagine living in one night in Shelter house, kill me but do not send back to shelter house.”
Chief Justice whose Sue Motus are popular, even Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Gillani is helpless in front of his Sue motus, but strangely why Chief Justice sent back her to shelter house and extended case on 18 April 2012. Chief Justice said, “this case is complicated because girl has been converted to Islam.”
What a remark by Chief Justice! Even common people have idea that kidnapping is crime, and by force you can not apply any thing, then why Chief Justice sent her to shelter house and has not bit taken action against kidnappers? Rinkel Kumari’s life is unsaved because extremists’ parties declared that if she denied coming back to kidnapper (who claimed her as husband Naveed Shah), she would be killed.
In such circumstances, where she and her family all are at gun point, why case has been extended? This is not only one case even 47 girls are still kidnapped instead of Chief Justice Iftkhar Ahmed Chodhoury should have given quick justice and taken action on other kidnapped, but did nothing to do it.
Isn’t Rinkel Kumari daughter ofPakistan? She is being treated like guilty and ignored by human rights voices moreover, Mr. Jinnah spoke on 11th August 1947 for non Muslims but here single innocent girl is not allowed to go her home.
Mr. Jinnah! Rinkel Kumari is not free to go her home either.
What would she get in her cradle on 18th April, 2012; we all are waiting for justice.

published in Bolan Voice Magazine in April, 2012