Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Deafening Silence of Our Human Right Activists By Ugwuoke Tochukwu

"I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things." Hugo Claus.
The list keep growing by the day of young innocent girls (some of who are as young as 13 years old) snatched (some certainly still been snatched) from their parents, forcefully persuaded or hypnotized into accepting  and converting to another religion and later married off to (most often than not) their grandfather's age mates  without the consent of their parents.
After hearing the stories of Mr Ndubisi Nicodemus and other parents on AIT, who obviously the pathetic case of Ese Oruru gave the impetus to come out and tell their bitter and unbelievable stories and experiences , I squeezed myself at a corner of my room struggling , pulling and forcing myself not to accept this wickedness as normal and a culture.