A 15-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Afghanistan after her father rejected the man that wanted to marry her!
The teen girl, Nishina, was attacked while she was fetching water in Kunduz province. Her attackers, who happened to be related to her, acted in retaliation after her father refused to let her marry one of her cousins, stating that she was too young.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke out against the attack. The Guardian reports:
President Hamid Karzai marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Thursday with a speech calling on clerics and community leaders to help stamp out what he described as a "social menace."
"It destroys love, passion and respect," Karzai said in his radio broadcast to the nation. "Children who grow up in families that experience violence may be more depressed and violent."
"A guy by the name of Mohammad Sadeq, he is her cousin, he had proposed to her on his brother's behalf, but Nishina and her family refused the proposal," Hosseini said by phone.
"He came back two days ago and attacked her. Through the co-operation of the family in the area we have finally arrested both of them." The family wanted to see the men hanged, he added.
The international violence against women has got to stop!