LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Residents of Kasur rallied to protest against an increase in rape and subsequent murder of minor girls. The rally started from Railway Station Chowk and ended at Adda Lilyani.
Cases of rape and murder have registered a marked increase in the recent months in the area. Participants claimed that at least eight minor girls had been raped and murdered in the past few days, but the accused had not been taken into custody.
Although police authorities claimed to have arrested suspects in the cases, protesters demanded that their identity be revealed. The protesters chanted slogans against the police and demanded justice from authorities.
The Senate approved a bill in 2016, making sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking a punishable act, but the incidents continue to rise.
A child sexual abuse scandal in Husain Khanwala village of Kasur continues to haunt the locals, with this latest wave of yet other such incidents adding to the pain of the sufferers.
Around two years ago, local gangs abused and filmed hundreds of children in the village. They were said to be an organised gang of criminals who would also sell the videos later.