Civil society organizations stage protest against brutal killings of minorities

August 2, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Civil Society Organizations and common people staged protest against the recent brutal killings of minorities, Hazaras and Shia Muslims in front of National Press Club, Islamabad.

In solidarity with the affected families, sects, minorities; Meena Gabeena, a human rights activist led a protest against the four major incidents that took place within four days during Eid.

On 27th July A Mob in Gujranwala killed an innocent woman and two children of the minority Ahmadiyya religious community, On 28th July two young innocent boys belonging to the Hazara Shia Muslims community were target killed and left on road in Quetta, On 29th July Syed Akhtar Abbas Kazmi, a shia was target killed in DI Khan and on 30th July, two innocent businessmen Heeralal and Ashok Kumar belonging to Hindu Community were killed in Umerkot Sindh.

In the past four days four major incidents of such brutal targeted murders have been reported and the government has remained silent and media has not given these issues enough coverage to make the citizens of Pakistan aware. “Since the PML (N) is in power, Pakistani minorities are under threat; they feel unsafe under this government.

Joseph Colony and Gojra culprits are still rooming about. PML (N) is the ruling party and these murders happened right under the nose of government”.

Civil Society members and general public demanded the government to take necessary measures to protect Pakistani Minorities and Religious sects. The constitution of Pakistan gives equal rights to minorities but this has not been implemented.

Last time, the government announced 5% quota for religious minorities but practically it is not implemented. Protesters demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to take a notice of the current situation and urged the government to evolve a viable strategy for elimination of radicalization and terrorism.

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