Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli
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Publication date: 19/06/2021
Credit: Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli
Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli is a freelance journalist based in Sindh, Pakistan. He holds Masters of Science (Pakistan Studies) degree from Alama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad and have been writing from various national and international newspapers and magazines since last five years. His areas of intrest include social and environmental issues.
The project is about a young Hindu girl based in a rural area of Pakistan’s Sindh province where majority of Hindu population of Pakistan lives in. The story describes in detail about how she suffers an abusive marriage. Her husband kicked out from his house, she was severly tortured but didn’t get divorce.
The major impact of this project was that her husband agreed to give her a divorce and she married to another man of her caste.
One on one interviews were taken from victim girl, her parents and other related authorities. Infromation regarding legal process was obtained from concerned legal experts.
What was the hardest part of this project?
The hardest part of the project was to make the victim girl ready for the interview because in Hindu religion/custom if a girl makes other people notify about problems of her marriage life, she would be considered as a sinner.
What can others learn from this project?
I think other journalists should visit such girls and women who are in need of their help so that they can communicate their issues through journalists to mainstream media and the governments can help such women.