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Sunday, 6 February 2011

This is truth of this wicked, greedy, and corrupted world

This is truth of this wicked, greedy, and corrupted world which you the people allow it to be so WHY? This world which once was so beautiful until man was put apron it 

Bangladeshi family tells of grief over girl who was “Whipped to death” By religious barbaric nut cases, this so called religious justice has nothing what so ever to do with any true religion, it’s a man made up punishing like so many others that is so far out of the times it belongs with the ark

Sir Michael Black-Feather the English first minister and Archbishop to the free reformed church of England along with activists call for end to use of this so called religious justice after a young teenager girl  dies from her wiping, Hena’s mother Akleema Begum Sits in front of the family's house in Shariyatpur, Bangladesh grief stricken over the loss of her teenage daughter, Sir Michael said would we allow this type of punishment he in England, of course not its totally barbaric a un-human act which is nothing more than pure evil and no holy man would say it  right because is just not, I know just how the people of England would act? If the English church started to take their teenage children outside to be wiped to death, I still can’t believe that today we allow this to happen and have written to the British Prime Minister David Cameron over these maters but as normal, the British don’t ever answer the English representations over any matters.,

This poor little teenage girl death  was just a chance meeting next to the palm tree just yards from her bedroom that led to a the young 14-year-old girl being whipped to death in this tiny village about 40 miles south of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

In the early evening Hena Akhter had gone out to use the bathroom when she was met by her cousin and neighbour, Mahbub, who gagged her with a cloth before beating her.

The assault left her on the brink of consciousness, unable to walk or talk. But instead of punishing Hena's attacker, local elders called a shalish which is a village meeting here the 14 year old girl was accused of having an illicit relationship with a married man.

Mahbub's wife, Shilpi, complained that he had secretly been meeting Hena. Village elders found both cousins guilty.

"I was called to the meeting, in Mahbub's home, and I cried when they said what her punishment was going to be," Hena's father, Darbesh Khan said. "They said she would be given 101 lashes, and Mahbub would get 201."

It was up to Darbesh to take his daughter to receive her punishment last week. He and his wife, Akleema, carried Hena to the verandah of the house where the meeting had been held. Barely able to stand, she was whipped with a cloth twisted into a rope until she fell unconscious.

The following day, Hena who was named as Mosammet Hena in some local press reports was taken to hospital. Six days later, she was pronounced dead. "I hardly wish I was alive," Darbesh said. "I didn't think my daughter would die before me. I can't think; my life is ruined."

Last July, the Bangladesh high court ruled that extrajudicial punishments in the name of fatwas – religious edicts under Sharia law – were illegal. Local officials were instructed to take active measures to prevent them.

Sara Hossain, a barrister involved in the high court case, said in a contradiction: "We have no Sharia law in Bangladesh “except when it comes to family matters”. Elders who find a woman guilty of something which they believe to be a social or immoral offence have no authority to do so."

The death has provoked outrage in the country, with human rights activists demanding justice for Hena and an end to the use of religion to deliver justice. Yesterday, rallies and human chains were formed in support of her.

But seven months after the high court ruling, Hena's case has raised uncomfortable truths over the authorities' ability to prevent abuses. Hena's parents were not even aware her whipping was illegal.

"I'm not educated," Darbesh said. "I don't know what the court laws are. But I know that if I don't listen to the elders, we would be outcast. None of my daughters could marry, no one would even look at us. If I had known that it would be them who would be punished, not me, then I would have tried to stop it."

Makeshift shalish courts, in which village elders and religious nut case clerics hold a trial based on traditional, often so called religious norms, have been an age-old tradition in rural Bangladesh, but this has never has been Gods rules these are manmade rules and so called traditions, here in England once fox hunting was a tradition but now the fox has rights and this tradition is now band?.

Sir Michael and other human rights activists warn that a disturbing development is the use of extreme violence to resolve disputes.

According to villagers, Mahbub was also ordered to marry Shilpi following a shalish 15 years ago. It was claimed that he had raped her, and the only solution left was for them to marry.

At the shalish in Chamta, Hena and her alleged affair were discussed at length by Mahbub's family. Darbesh was not given the opportunity to speak. Hena lay ill in bed after already being badly beaten throughout, unaware of the sentence being passed on her.

Meanwhile, Shilpi also used the meeting as an opportunity to file legal papers laying claim to Mahbub's land and assets.

"Mahbub was a bad character," Hena's sister, Rehana said. "He had been following Hena on her way to school, trying to get her to go and meet him. But she wasn't interested. Even still, Shilpi got jealous. She was worried he would yet to marry her. That's why she went to the shalish."

Mahbub was sentenced to be lashed by his father. But he escaped after the first few blows, according to Hena's family. His village home – just opposite from Hena's – is now empty. He and his family fled after police became involved.

Shilpi and three others have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police are hunting another 14 accused of failing to prevent Hena from being killed.

Senior officers in Shariatpur have also been ordered by the high court to explain why they failed to prevent her death.

Hena was buried in her family graveyard on Wednesday. The whole village attended.

"I told the police everything they want to know," Darbesh said. "I want a proper investigation, and I want justice. What happened in Mahbub's home – what sort of justice is this?

"My daughter was just a young girl, and these people said she had to be whipped, and there was nobody stopping them."

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