Tahira Sami Khoso , Looking for Justice

Sindhi Dunya

It is a real story of feudalism within Sindh, which is still running in the brains of almost every Sindhi People living within Sindh. We still living the life where women is just been used for the trade. In Sindh, we claim that we respect our Women and we honor them, but reality is still different.

A story of Tahira is not a new in Sindh. Sindh has many tales in which women has been killed on the name of “Karo Kari” or on the name of money grabbing from women’s relatives. While writing the story I felt very sad that in this century we are still living in the era of Feudal Ages, where women have no place to live.

Tahira is not a name of any girl, but it is a story of that Sindh in which people crush their women under their feet.

It should be noted the way that Tahira has been killed and Government, Lawmakers as well as money grabbing NGOs has kept silence on this matter. They might are silent that when such culprits will get into their homes and kill their daughters and sisters and they shout to seek for the justice.

This story is not about Tahira, but a story of those Feuds Waderas, Bhottars and some of politicians, who knows that if even they’ll do anything but no one will say anything to them.

Waqar Umrani, who is a resident of Jacobabad City has too much political influence. Lawmakers, Politicians and other Organizations have kept silence because he has filled their pockets. Waqar Umrani, who has influence in Political society and has close relations with PPP’s Sadiq Umrani, Sardar Fateh Ali Khan Umrani and Sardar Jamali.

Pakistan People’s Party, who always claimed that PPP is a party of poor people, it represents and dominates the rights of women as their leader was also a woman (Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto). Party owns such workers and leaders who take benefit through political influence and do such brutality. This is nothing new in the history of Sindh.

Waqar Umrani, got married with Tahira Sami Khoso. After marriage’s sometime, they both always had some casual fights as usual. Waqar was habitual drinker and while coming home he used to beat Tahira very badly. Tahira’s life became hell. Waqar used to torture Tahira to ask money from her father. On refusing, he used to beat her badly and use to send her to her father’s home to ask money. Tahira’s family, for the sake of her life, always gave him money. Waqar looted millions of rupees to Tahira’s family. To support his activities, Tahira’s brother-in-law (Sisiter’s Husband) supported him in all means. If Tahira would have made late to bring money, they used to beat her very badly.

Tahira became habitual to be beaten every day.

One day Tahira came back to home from her father’s hand without money because they already have given Waqar 60 lac rupees and they’d nothing to give anything more. When Waqar found her empty hand, he got mad and he locked Tahira in a Room. Tahira remained locked in a room for 3 days without eating or drinking anything.

When Waqar returned after 3 days, he started beating Tahira with all means of brutality. He broke her arms and gave sharp blade cuts on both of her arms. He broke all her ribs, arms and legs. He put cigarette fire on her body and took alcohol and spread that on her wounds.

When a maid saw the whole situation, she called Tahira’s family to come as quickly as they can. Tahira’s family considered that it might be a small fight between them as they knew the nature of Waqar, but when they reached there, they were shocked to see Tahira in such condition.

When Waqar saw Tahira’s father and brother at home, he got nervous and he made a gun shot on Tahira’s head and escaped from there along with his 3 unknown friends. Waqar who is underground these days in Balochistan.

According to postmortem report, Tahira did not die due to gun-shot, she was almost died due to the injuries, while gunshot only finished her last breaths.

Police as usual has launched the case but unable to arrest the culprits.

I would request to the whole community, to please raise up the voice to provide justice. Not only a Justice but raise the voice so there should be no other Tahira again.