Friday, October 10, 2014
Rape Victim Kainat Soomro Continues Fighting On
One of her kidneys has stopped working. Another has developed stones. Doctors have recommended surgery. But she puts it off till after she gets justice. Kainat Soomro, a 21-year-old rape survivor has taken refuge in a two bedroom apartment at a rundown neighbourhood of Karachi. In 2007, at Mehar, her village in rural Sindh, she was gang raped by four men, when, 13-year old Kainat was buying toys for her niece. She was dragged and taken to an unknown place where she was raped by each of them. Defying all norms, , Kainat's family refused to settle the matter in the local Jirga, where she would have been declared Kari-- dishonoured for having s'x out of marriage.