Rally demand protection of citizen. By Shamshad. PCP Report.
25 Nov 2003
HYDERABAD. December 10. Rally taken out by various organizations on the occasion of Human Rights Day here on Wednesday, led by National Commission For Justice and Peace has demanded the government to provide protection to its citizens and to curb such elements that were damaging the country. Apart from NCPJ, the rally was attended by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Sindh Rural Development Society, Green Rural, Muslim Christian Dialogue, Social Harmony Committee, Communist Party of Pakistan and other NGOs. The protesters marched from Bhurgri House to press club where the leaders of various organizations addressed the rally. The speakers included Father John Murad of Hyderabad Dioceses Church and leader of NCPJ, Aftab Ahmed of HRCP, Father Victor John and Sooba Bhatti of NCJP, Comrade Imdad Kazi of Communist Party of Pakistan, Comrade Ghulam Hussain, Mrs. Rosemery and Taj Mohammed Qaimkhani. In their speeches they slated the incidents of terrorism, murders, rape with women and children, religious discrimination, honor killing, forced labor and other sorts of human rights violation in Pakistan and demanded from government to act and curb these violations of human rights. The banners containing names of evils were later burnt before press club. The participants in rally left the pigeons in the air to mark the peace in world and Pakistan and prayed for peace. The rally paid tributes to those with whose efforts the UNO had declared 10 December as Human Rights Day.
They said that even after passage of 55 years human beings were dying of hunger and diseases, children being forced to work in place of education, discrimination, rape, narcotics peddling, unemployment, bomb blasts on religious places were the order of the day. They urged on implementation of charter of human rights declared by UNO and protection to citizens from all kinds of miseries.