ENGLAND (Web Desk) – A British-based newspaper has rightly drawn a line between Pakistanis and a group of Pakistanis reportedly involved in sex scandal by calling the latter “Mirpuris”.
A large group of people from Mirpur area of Pakistan settled in England but a portion of the people got involved in illicit activities there.
According to a website, grooming of young girls by gangs of predominantly Kashmiri men is still occurring on an “industrial scale” in Rotherham because authorities are failing to tackle an organised child sex crime racket.
The website (Express.co.uk) has chosen to refer to the abusers as Kashmiri or Mirpuri after hearing how many mainstream British Pakistanis are disgusted by the actions of a few men from those communities.
Professor Alexis Jay’s astonishing probe revealed at least 1,400 girls were groomed by sex gangs between 1997 and 2013, and unearthed a series of scandalous failings by local authorities.
One victim, on the condition of anonymity said: “Raping of white girls by these men is still going on. Some, I know, have had to wait months before they’re even asked to give a statement [to the police]. It’s shockingly bad still.”
A third victim said: “It’s just as bad as it was before because they just don’t care – they don’t want to tackle it.”
Campaigner Anne Marie Waters, who carried out her own investigation into the Rotherham sex attacks, said the child grooming business is as booming as ever, adding victims who felt let down by the police and social services are “too scared” to speak out.
Victims and their families say they still feel ignored and marginalised but Police and the council say they are working hard to improve the situation.