By: Rukhshana Media
A second teenage girl is kept in a cage due to a neurological disorder in Kandahar. Robina, 15, was diagnosed with the disease when she was six months old, her family said.
Khaliqdad, Robina’s father, said the family puts her in a cage during the day, and take her out during the night.
“I wish my daughter would recover from this suffering,” Robina’s mother said. “I request the Taliban and non-government organizations to help us treat our daughter.”
Asiya, another 18-year-old girl, who suffered from the same disease was also kept in a cage by her family in Kandahar.
Khaliqdad said Robina cannot speak and that she has a physical disability. Her right arm and leg are paralyzed. But she still can move. She breaks things and harms people around her if she is free.
He said he took his daughter to the hospitals in Kandahar and Quetta, but the treatment has proven ineffective.
Amanullah Aziz, a mental and neurological diseases specialist, said keeping people with neurological diseases in cages and chaining them only worsen the patients’ condition.