Sir: During few days, three cases of sexual violence against children of age less than five are appear on media. The rhetoric again is hang the rapists and everything is good. In this hullabaloo for retributive justice the much needed debts over sexual abuse of children is erased. You may have remembered the last year tragedy of innocent Zainab happened and we subsequently hanged her killer. What did it do more then to assuage our hurt sense of self? These kids and these cases become points for rallying for making us good about ourselves and not for the sake to seek justice. Don’t get me wrong. According to law with all child abusers but also take note of the fact that in the last five years there have been 70 cases of child abuse were below age five. Take this with the fact that crime report rate and especially these things concerned with such violation are low, that becomes a very large number. It is a systematic malaise and for that human evil, representing some very basic human evils and flaws. We can’t particularize it to our society and then curse it. It exists in other societies too, with the only difference that systemic measures are in place in other, developed countries, societies to curb the evil. Here we rally for hang him and then we pat ourselves on the back that justice has been done while we go on to ignore how much prevalent the evil is. And mind that the government is all too willing to hang here and there. After-all prevention of crimes and neutralizing the social evils are not priorities at all. We will need more than hashtags (and please don’t read this as that I am opposing the hashtags).Our society freaks out at the name of sex-ed. There is no sensitization to how to behave with a child such that the child has their dignity intact. There is no counseling; there is no watch-list of sexual offenders and pedophiles. There are the structures among many other which work toward eradicating of such horrible evils. Until we take a broader measure we will be waiting for another such tragedy to surface on the media and then pat ourselves on the back when the killer, rapist is caught, hanged. Therefore, it is time to adopt legal measure to prosecute children sexual abuse cases so that we are able to protect our future generation. NAVEED ABBAS MAITLO Khairpur Mirs Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.