The Written vs.NOT Written Stuff: Crime, Culture & Cruelty Towards Women Prisoners inside Jails Part II

The Human Lens

Part II, Written by Papatia Feauxzar of Between Sisters, SVP!

I read Saadia Faruqi’s last short story in Brick Walls and thought, ‘It doesn’t get any monstrous than a man who lies on a woman because she refused his advances’. I was highly disturbed by this piece of fiction and this story stayed with me for a while. It haunted my thoughts for weeks! But it’s sadly the reality of many women in Pakistan as you can see with Saadia’s Haq interviews with real life victims in jail in part I of this fourth and amical collaboration. The interviews are depressing and highly disturbing to say the least. They shook me to the core for sure because innocent women are being jailed over nothing. While we can see the glass half-full by comparing these women to the situation of Prophet Yusuf (aleihi salam) and taking comfort in the fact that…

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About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home at alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at or her sister's website
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