Yesterday, in front of millions of people who knowingly or unknowingly saw how a victim of domestic abuse was pushed to the ground by his family member ( who looked like his elder sibling), footage
Eventually, the man was arrested due to the power of social media and activist voices Amjad’s post. But what sort of a people are we that the governing body has not yet commented on the issue publicly? Nothing in the Urdu Print Media was printed, or be it that matter, the English Press apart from the Markhor Times, where the issue was first highlighted.
We shared this with a minister and high-end officials; the least we expected was their press statement. Indeed, that would be the sane thing to do! All I was expecting was a circular notification that said something along the lines of ‘ The Government of Gilgit Baltistan condemns this incident and this preparator would get a lifetime imprisonment or something along these lines, to the extent that the government knowingly supports us (the disabled community)
We are disappointed with how the government just was hushed about this. There’s a need to see more robust measures regarding persons with disabilities in Gilgit Baltistan. Many such cases go unreported, even on social media. There’s no excuse for not issuing a circular notification to at least show some unity with the disabled community in terms of protecting them against domesticated abuse or violence