Girl forced to parade naked in honour row

Girl forced to parade naked in honour row
By Selina Sykes
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The girl was targeted because of her brother's affair.


Armed men forced a girl to walk around her village naked in Pakistan, claiming it was to redeem their family honour.

The girl was taken by a gang of men before she was stripped down and forced to parade through the streets near the remote town of Chaudwan.

She was targeted because of her brother’s secret affair with a woman from the assailant’s family, according to local residents.

Police have arrested eight men and are searching for a ninth.

According to witnesses the girl was attacked in broad daylight before the men cut off her clothes with scissors.

Her ordeal lasted for nearly an hour before she was let go.

Family honour is a sensitive issue in Pakistan, where nearly 1,000 women are killed by relatives each year for violating conservative norms on relationships and marriage.

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