Many people have been asking questions that why I am writing on Rinkle Kumari and what is relation with her? Hers case is being solved, no need to write on her. Do we have only Rinkle Kumari’s issue? Why do I tweet on twitter for her? Do I want get publicity? Who are supporting you? What are names of foreign hands?
Please! Stop to write on Rinkle Kumari’s issue.
These all are questions being asked to me.
This time, I have chosen again Rinkle Kumari’s issue for writing, not giving answer to respond all questions but maybe I want to write my inner anger and pain on plain page, telling story of injustice, in the court of Queen of justice.
I don’t know why I am choosing Rinkle Kumari? I am fully aware that have no blood relation with her even have bitter-experience douches in the line of blood relations.
This is not necessary that only blood relatives are best, sometimes blood-relatives become horrible for us. So, I have no blood-relation with Rinkle Kumari, but yes … of course I have one relation with her which is international relation is called humanity, love and stand by justice.
Since my childhood, I have been seeing violation of rights and rejection of right to live.
Where I was born? That land is called Sufi and land of tolerance. My inheritance Indus (Moen – jo – Daro) civilization had not created any weapons, but they introduced, fly with love-wings, dance on beat of love and recite for love, a land that had has soul of love and long experience of tolerance.
They never ever attacked and had not snatched others’ rights. That’s mine civilization, we can not move against our civilization and traditions those have soul of love and humanity.
When I read books such type of stories I am being introduced when music is like religion and Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Poet of Sindh who talked about Ladies who all had love and walked for searching her beloved (Sassui). Did he tell that why lady loved and left her home? In fact, common people who have no degrees of high standards, they still regard and love those characters. A Land, where people recite Bhagwanas (Randha & Kirshan) both did not get married. It is true that pure spirits and energies don’t follow worldly deeds, but here given example is purpose to remind them that people who don’t care about marriage ceremonies when both hearts love each others, we have that land of civilization.
We all love and for me she is Davi of soul, Meeran Bai who had no relation with Kirshan but common people didn’t harm her, even still people are remembering her. Nowhere any extremist acts in past-world.
What a secularism!!!
And when I was a child, my mother whom I call my second God on earth, she always teaches me; philosophy of life in the light of tolerance and love. She taught, love has no colour of discrimination and humanism is big religion.
My birth-city Shikarpur (City of Sindh) I have rarely seen religious discrimination because my family has been good relation with Hindu Families. Now I go in deep and think about any extremist – religious incident, can’t remember because it was not happened.
When my third or fourth class fellow said, hey don’t talk her, she is a Hindu. I used to share my whole day activities with my mother, while cocking my mother was listening our stupidities and funny stories but when I shared, my friend was forcing me, not to speak with a Hindu Girl. I have remembered how much Ami did anger and said, never do it in your whole life. We all are equal, no difference regarding religion.
My inheritance and history are full with secularism, I am proud of them that they have given us most beautiful world, not only in past pages but in present when I worked as Trainer/social activist, got chance for visiting whole Sindh, I have seen and met grass-root people; those are living under-poverty line but their thoughts are secular.
Sharing these experiences, wanting to sketching real picture of society, how is it being changed?
When I was reading news regarding Rinkle Kumari at first stage I thought it is private matter that is being publicized in media because mostly newspapers were reporting in doubt.
Rinkle’s issue; I read news that Rinkle Kumari was slapped in the local court and some of writers and politicians of Sindh, calling it Love-Fair. That time Supreme Court was interested in Waheeda Shah’s slap than I wrote news analysis that it is not Love-Affair, fact is, it is kidnapping in the name of forcibly conversion. Then, I started investigation on this case. Some people tried to stop me that don’t jump into this case, go on different issues. Why are you presenting yourself as different journalist, cannot you see that Rinkle has love with Naveed Shah? I asked question him, I am woman and can read eyes of woman that whether she is in love or not.
That time, my famous line was, when you can not read eyes, how is possible you can understand words?
I talked to Rinkle Kumari’s uncle Raj Kumar and read reports all newspapers of Sindh, watching TV and social net works, my most favorite Tweeter, and facebook etc. Many newspapers were avoiding reporting on this issue and our national media was sleeping, still I have questions with them that why attitudes are changed in case of Rinkle Kumari and Dr. Shazia Khalid incident happened during Dictator Musharraf’s era.
Even on social net works, none did single tweets on Rinkle’s issue during first days. I am thankful to USA man who did up voice on Hindu girls, and then finally our electric media rubbed its eyes and started talk on this issue.
I would say that Asia Bibi was at least lucky that she has had many voices for her but in case of Rinkle Kumari, Asha Kumari and Lata Kumari, none was/is able to talk on her. Maybe after assassination of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer, Civil Society and activists become afraid?
So far, some voices were coming up as Ms. Nafisa Shah – MNA of National Assembly of Paksitan Ms. Marvi Sirmed and Ms. Beena Sarwar, and also from India Mr. Rakesh Lakhani and Mr. Sunil Dixit. Honestly it was not enough as Pakistani society should have reacted, they did not.
I went to Sindh High court on 12 March 2012 for reporting, what did I see? Rinkle Kumari was not daughter of richest man and big leader or high profile; she was simple poor girl that was reason that media, politicians and civil society ignored her. Surly, some parties were present during hearing like PMLN and Nationalist parties but not more. Perhaps, others had more important work as like taking cup of tea, having lunch or shopping than Rinkle Kumari’s case.
In court, Rinkle Kumari was strongly captured by three ladies, one was police woman and two were looking private women and many gun-men were in court. Before hearing case, I was standing at main door of court room while I was looking at girl who was covered with Hijaab, suddenly police men cried that give side … give side …. Rinkle Kumari is coming and her mother and family members were crying. It was very painful moment; voices were weeping and asking for justice.
Before coming to Sindh High Court on 12 March, 2012. A press conference was held at the gun pint from Rinkle Kumari, it was very strange and victory of truth because 11th March 2012 conference was totally different from passed 17 days statements were given by Mian Mitho and Naveed Shah.
After 11 March press conference no excuse remained that Rinkle Kumari is kidnapped in the name of forcibly conversion to Islam.
Thus, Sindh High Court seemed pressurized and sent Rinkle Kumari to the Panha Shelter House under the strict statements that she is not allowed to meet anyone, until 23rd March, 2012. While hearing case, Iqbal Hydeir showed his doubt that how could we believe that she is Rinkle Kumari, her face was covered with Hijaab. When Rinkle revealed her face and removed Hijaab, at that moment all were become Idol, an innocent and younger girl silent and hers eyes were speechless. I was seeing her directly because I got main place for reporting.
After hearing remarks of case, judge called her in his chamber, reported in The Frontier Post newspaper http://veengas.blogspot.com/2012/03/report-rinkal-kumari-case.html
After few days I phoned to Panah Shelter house where I talked to Maleeha lady who was main responsible of shelter house, conversation between Maleeha and me.
Hello: May I talk any person? Who are you? I am Veengas (Journalist). Whom you want talk to? Actually … well …hmmm is there any responsible person whom I can talk? Yes…Please wait a while, sure. Hello: who is? Hi: this is Veengas – Journalist. I want to know about Hindu girl Rinkle Kumari, if you don’t mind; can I talk her?
Maleeha: No …Never…you can not. It would be violation of Sindh High Court.
Veengas: Ok … at least, can you allow me only one or two minutes for meeting with her. Maleeha: Please Madam, we are unable to do it.
Veengas: if you are unable then at least can you let me know about her that how is she now? Maleeha: She is perfectly all right.
Veengas: Strangely and loudly asked, what…? She is all right. Maleeha: I have knowledge about psychiatrist and understanding well human psyche. You people don’t worry she is fine and happy.
After calling to shelter house, questions were running in my mind that how is possible, when a girl has been kidnapped, tortured and raped at local police station and lady is saying she is perfectly all right, I myself replied; She (Maleeha) is not all right.
Regional newspapers were reporting and journalists discussed that now what would be happened at Supreme Court on 23rd March, 2012.
Rinkle’s uncle Raj Kumar was saying that I am sufi man, if she wanted to merry any person; we would have allowed her but this case is kidnapping case. Why don’t you people get believe it? Why has media biased role towards us? Our girl has been kidnapped and stones of blame are throwing at us, why? Because we have up voice and this time we are not let downing our right for justice even my life at risk and I may be killed.
Another side of case, Journalists who have arisen voice for Rinkle Kumari, all were/are at risk. I personally got instructions that now must be slow down pen because I have been writing at regional and English newspapers on such cases like missing persons of Sindh, Balochistan, Shahbaz Taseer and Asia Bibi but now on Rinkle Kumari, have been writing and calling it Kidnapping in the name of forcibly conversion to religion that’s why writings are unbearable.
Today I have to write that on Rinkle Kumari’s case secular, Sufi and democratic class was silent. They had not talked as they should be.
On 23rd March 2012 Supreme Court ordered that Hindu girls are in pressurized and unable to give statement that is why, they must take time for relaxation and case date was extend till 18th April 2012.
During hearing Rinkle showed her courage and openly said that I know, being a Hindu girl here is no justice for me. You are sending me to shelter house, please don’t send me there. You can not imagine, what is life there? Why don’t you just stay one night at Shelter house than you would be known anguish of living at shelter house. reported in Sindhi newspapers though national means Urdu Media did not report it.
After 23rd March 2012, I did phonic conversation with Raj Kumar who seemed bit relax that decision would be in our favour than I only remarked that not to think that decision would come in our favour because I have doubts, may be decision not come in your support, they can play game and given advice for binding Black ribbon even call for creating pressure on 18th April 2012, http://veengas.blogspot.com/2012/03/need-help-for-rinkle-kumari.html
I was thinking of that it is impossible, extremists influenced groups allow to win Hindu Girls’ case in favour of their families. Because incident of Chak incident, one person shared me, “Ms. Veengas, You will see how Sufism of Sindh would be vanished and they have plan, to force on Hindus for leaving Sindh and Balochistan.”
We have been seen attitude of judiciary on Chak incident when they didn’t take sue motu while Chief Justice was emotionally overwhelmed on Waheeda Shah’s case but no interests in Chak incident, therefore how is possible Chief Justice can give justice to Rinkle Kumari?
All eyes and hearts were looking on 18th April, 2012 because it was a day when Pakistan Supreme Court could be made history or repeated history.
In our Bolan Voice Magazine before 18th April, 2012, editorial was written by me on Rinkle Kumari http://veengas. blogspot.com/2012/04/editorial-rinkle-kumari.html “Mr. Jinnah! Rinkle Kumari is not free to go her home.”
And Chief justice proved that Hindu girls are not free to go their homes. Chief Justice Iftkhar Ahmed Choudhary couldn’t see that girls are pressurized and this case is very sensitive but it was not handle, as it should have handled.
An unnamed person told, “One lady was kidnapped from city of Karachi. She was afraid and sitting on the road, while she was weeping lot. We went to her and asked her name. She told, I came here for marriage, unfortunate man sold me and people of that Hawali (mentioned Mian Mitho’s home), imprisoned and I have been facing violation. I am just fled, she was a Muslim Lady.”
Amar Lal advocate in this case who is actively playing role, said that everyone knows Mian Mitho and his crime towards women and non-Muslims, first he kidnaps girl than get married with any young boy and after time gets divorce and than finally that girl will be sold out to other man.” Such kind of horrible incidents have been shared by many people.
Supreme Court did not ask to Mian Mitho that what is your relation with Naveed Shah? Why girls are living in your Hawali (Home)? Although, before 18th April 2012, Naveed Shah requested to Chief Jusitce that he was willing to meet her, Chief Justice replied him that case is clear because girl is coveting to go with her mother. When he had known that girl is willing to go with her mother after than why she was forcibly sent to thugs? Chief Justice didn’t give dew of justice her http://veengas.blogspot.com/2012/05/editorial-on-rinkle-kumari.html
Why did not CJ hear case in open trail?
Unless you don’t get justice, injustice will remain but case is not ended. Moreover, newspapers reported that Naveed Shah and four unknown men were continuously meeting with Rinkle Kumari at Shelter House Panha, hence Chief Justice whose sue motu (s) are very popular and whole world saw, when Iftkhar Ahmed Choudhary disqualified and sent back home Prime Minister on court containment by Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Supreme Court can see court containment on Prime Minister’s case but not on Rinkle’s case; would not it be double standards, biased or selected approaches, at least what shall we call it?
I don’t know whether Chief Justice had heard views of Asha Kumari’s sister, who was youngest girl and said that whole day we were awaiting for justice and hoping, we may get justice but we were wrong. This Chief Justice Iftkhar Ahmed Choudhary has taken money from thugs.
Many Hindus met and said me, Adi ( called Sister in Sindhi language) RAAM will justice with us but see now his son has been founded out in crime because he did injustice with us and God gives him punish through his own son’s deeds.
Common people don’t think about tricky and fishy games of power but they speak out when see injustice if they get justice or injustice, their inner voice reacts according to situation.
Time and history will prove but after decision many Hindus are fled to India, reason is; Hindus are feeling unsafe and indirectly get threats.
“Mian Mitho and his men are insulting Hindus. His people drove car around the city along with Rinkle Kumari. Has anyone asked that what is he doing? Where is PPP Chairman? If our Benazir Bhutto were alive, she would not have left us. Now we have nothing our children and daughters are dying and raped but no single voice is supporting us. We don’t need sympathies in closed rooms. If government and Supreme Courts can give protection and justice, will think for staying. Otherwise, we are not for dying, for give us and let us leave this land, shared one Hindu young man.”
One Hindu Journalist who belongs district Thar shared me, around 100 families are about to leave Sindh. I asked him, would you tell me what is reason? He sadly replied, what is reason? Our daughters, wives, sons, business are not safe; we have requested for protection from government but nowhere has seen response. You cannot imagine, for three years we have not been celebrating Holi in Umerkot or Mithi (I am unable to recall proper city name), while sharing incident for not celebrating Holi, some Muhajirs by cheating they added scared words in Holi colours than situation became worst after that incident, people investigated and proved that this act had been done by Muhajirs.
No doubt, Rinkle Kumari, Asha Kumari and lata and also 26 Hindus girls who have been kidnapped in the name of forcibly conversation http://www.facebook.com/Veengas/posts/291133930980489. All cases are not solved and ur champion of Human rights have closed its eyes on this sensitive issue, probably they think that this is not issue of Human rights. They might have own definition of Human Rights.
Still, these cases are on pending in the court of Queen of Justice when they will get justice, don’t know?
People, who have faith in history and queen of time, definitely will do justice with victimized innocent people.
What is my relation with Rinkle? Why only Rinkle’s case? It is not only a girl Rinkle but in shadow of Rinkle’s case, is big injustice and raped and kidnapping of this secular Land. We are crying for justice that will be able to save purity of secularism and Sufism on this land. We are not here to see insulting of innocents girls and ladies from Asia Bibi to Rinkel Kumari in the name of sacred lines.
Now, time has come to give full (.) stop to injustice and violation of human rights in the name of religion. Enough is enough.
We born for life, not for death and why is making hell in Pakistan? Because, few scared walls, feel that their self-interests can not be run; if all people get justice and wind of democracy.
Don’t make mistakes, if earth will raise its voice, none can be stopped it.
Let people live their lives according to their beliefs and dreams and make heaven on the earth for people.
Published in Monthly Magazine Bolan Voice: http://bolanvoice.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/hindu-girls-conversion/