Disturbing Trend Emerges in Pakistan as Some Parents Lock Daughters’ Graves to Prevent Rape


In Pakistan, a disturbing trend has been uncovered where some parents are locking the graves of their daughters with padlocks to protect them from being raped. According to reports, cases of necrophilia are on the rise in the country, with women’s bodies being unearthed and desecrated on several occasions.

The issue was highlighted by social media users, with some blaming hardline Islamist ideology for such depraved acts. An ex-Muslim atheist activist and author of the book “The Curse of God, why I left Islam,” Harris Sultan, tweeted that “Pakistan has created such a horny, sexually frustrated society that people are now putting padlocks on the graves of their daughters to prevent them from getting raped.”This desperate measure is being taken to ensure the sanctity of dead bodies in case some individuals cherry-pick them to satiate their lust. The heart-wrenching sight of padlocks on the graves of females has been enough to make the entire society hang its head in shame, according to a Daily Times editorial.

The rise in cases of necrophilia is a serious concern in Pakistan, with reports of women’s corpses being raped on multiple occasions. The most terrifying example of a necrophilia case was reported in 2011 when a grave keeper from Karachi was arrested after confessing to raping 48 female corpses.

According to the National Commission for Human Rights, over 40% of Pakistani women have experienced some form of violence at least once in their lifetime. Recently, the scorched body of an 18-year-old suspected to have been killed with an axe was found near Indus Highway. In Islamabad, Zahir Jaffer, the poster boy for sexual violence, is trying every trick in the playbook to escape his death sentence.

The prevalence of sexual violence against women and girls in Pakistan is a grave concern, and urgent action is needed to address this issue. It is high time that the country takes serious steps to ensure the safety and security of its female population.