Sunday, August 2, 2009

Girl chained for a week by father in Hyderabad

file photo

Evidently, chaining up ones daughter isn't restricted to Muslims in Hyderabad, India. The above photo is of a Turkish man leading his beloved daughter with a chain. Perhaps that's the Koran he's reading.

The step father of the poor girl in India just wanted her to "mend her ways", whatever that means. Chaining someone to a piece of furniture will certainly mend their ways all right.

I guess that's what meant by "equality" of women in Islam: they're all treated like chattel.


Girl chained for a week by father in Hyderabad
Preeti Singh

Hyderabad: A 17-year-old girl was chained by her stepfather to a TV stand for more than a week as her mother was fighting sickness.

Henna limped into a Hyderabd police station on Monday night, chained to a TV stand. Her stepfather Mohammed Akbar allegedly tied her with iron chains for more than a week, while her mother battled sickness.

Repeated pleas by Henna's mother, Begum, went unheard, after which she decided to approach the city police. The girl said her stepfather beat and verbally abused her almost daily.
"My mother used to take an injection to sleep after which I used to be scared so I tried to run away," said Henna.

The step father though claims it was only to mend Henna's ways. The police have now registered a case of illegal confinement against Akbar and are questioning him.
"He used all of his criminal force to control the girl, so she resisted it," said Sub-Inspector Nagendra Rao.

While the police has rescued the girl for now, the case throws light on the inhuman punishments still being meted out in by-lanes of Hyderabad.