Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Was Divorce a Pain in the Neck For Sandeela Kanwal? by A.W.


Divorce tears families apart. Plain and simple. It does not matter if you are rich or poor. It does not matter the color of your skin. While divorce can be devastating, it should be survivable. Unless of course you have a dad like Chaudhry Rashid, then all bets are off. Rashid is a 54 year old father accused of killing his daughter, Sandeela Kanwal. Sandeela was found dead in her suburban Atlanta home with bruising possibly from strangling. Rashid appeared in court Tuesday and through an interpreter was charged with murder. Rashid is represented by attorney Tammi Long. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 24.
Officers found Kanwal dead in an upstairs bedroom of the family's suburban Atlanta home early Sunday, according the Clayton County police report.
Read the police report (PDF)
What possible motive existed for a killing? Apparently, Sandeela Kanwal had recently married in Pakistan. It was an arranged marriage with the husband living in Chicago. Despite the marriage, Kanwal remained living at her father's home near Atlanta. According to police, Sandeela did not want to be married to the man from Chicago. According to police reports, this created conflict between Sandeela and her father.

Girls, being married to a jerk or someone you don't love can be a real pain in the neck. But if you got family members who may fly off the handle, it may be better to live with a pain in the neck then die by strangulation.

Legal Pub Note: All suspects, including Chaudhry Rashid are innocent until proven guilty.

14 comments:

Ms Calabaza said...

Wow. It's amazing that people that live among us in American cities enjoying all the gains of a free society would impose these medieval beliefs on their female family members.

blond bombshell said...

Is this an example of family taking sides?

Shell

Anonymous said...

Family Feud!

Anonymous said...

Waste of humanity. Old fashion religious customs once again lead to fanatical irrational actions.

Anonymous said...

"She was very unhappy with the marriage, had not seen the husband in three months and was seeking a divorce," Timothy Owens, a spokesman for the Clayton County Police Department, told ABC News.

Speculation was that the Dad was upholding family honor!

Alien American said...

Anyone know where to see a picture of this Sandeela Kanwal girl? I need to see what she looked like to know whether this was a loss or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I like those values. Women as subservient, subhuman property, to be exchanged at the will of another. I say we let Al Qaeda win the world, impose their similar intolerant views by force, and make sure that not another women can read, write, or speak for herself in any regard. Down with women!

Not!

My daughter was taught to think for herself.

Oh, and shoot too.

Range me.

L.S.

blond bombshell said...

Ms. Calabaza for president. See her site!

Shell

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Sorry about the name, I meant Brodski

Joel A. Brodsky said...

I once had a case about two brothers who did an "honor" beating of there sister (with a baseball bat) who got pregnant out of wedlock with a non-muslim. I learned that these "honor" killings/beatings are rooted in tribal custom, and are not part of Islam from the Quaran. Anyway my clients got short jail terms (30 and 60 days) because the family would not cooperate with the authorities. Tribal ties run very deep in these societies. Loyalty to the tribe is stonger than loyalty to a family memeber.

Ms Calabaza said...

Hey thanks Shell,

if I do decide to run ... would you be my Veep? What a team!

colleency said...

'Speculation was that the dad was upholding family honor.'

I wonder if a dowry was involved, too.

blond bombshell said...

Sure thing. But I would have to get clearance from my agent. After all, they might not want my haunting face and broomstick to be posted all over bill boards without their 5% commission. LOL

Shell