Poems by Fauzia Rafiq
On the burying alive of five Baloch women in the ‘honour’ killings of Jully 2008 in Baba Kot, Baluchistan
but when i die
bury me in Babakot
so that i can become
the bleeding flesh
of my sisters
Seven people were arrested:
‘According to Dawn News, investigators have exhumed three of the five bodies and sent them for autopsy. The arrested include the fathers of the three girls, a brother of two of the girls, a cousin of one of the girls and two others whose identities have not been disclosed.’
Fathers, brother arrested for burying five Baloch women alive
Shaheed Bibi Fatmah
6. Hun MainuN Na Ro
Eight women of Village Mirwah were buried alive in Babakot, Balochistan, in July 2008
Five women were buried alive by their male relatives for intending to act against the wishes of an illegal Jirga.
1. Fatima, 45
2. Jannat, 38
3. Fauzia, 18
4. Unnamed 1, 16-18
5. Unnamed 2, 16-18
Fauzia, Unnamed 1 and Unnamed 2 were abducted, beaten, shot, and buried alive for intending to contract civil marriages with three young men of their choice.
Fatmah and Jannat were pushed into the grave for trying to stop the burying alive of the three young women.
Fatmah and Jannat were married to Umeed Ali Umrani and Qaiser Khan; we do not know if there are any children.
Fauzia was the daughter of Ata Mohammad Umrani.
The identities of the two young women buried alive that day, are still unknown.
Three older women of the same village were buried alive at the same place later for objecting to the murders of five women buried alive.