J.Salik exhibited Hard-hearted Chair before Islamabad Press Club on the Downfall Day
16 Sep 2005
Islamabad: Former Federal Minister, nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and Organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, J.Salik exhibited Hard-hearted Chair before Islamabad Press Club on the completion of his 100 days in protest because of the cold behaviour by Government and the rulers. On the huge chair of 10 feet, there were big stones representing the unmoved response by rulers and other responsible Authorities among these, our Prime Minister is on top. He also visited all Katci Abadies of Islamabad.
He said on this occasion that the government response even to this protest remained cold. The rulers are very adamant in their actions, they are ignoring our protest and it's having no effect.
He said I have been sitting on Ashes in yellow parachute with shaved head for the last 100 days and fighting for the rights of oppressed people. My gate has been locked and all the awards I got in recognition of my services, are on the footpath out of my residence, during this I have extracted my own blood for seven times but no representative of government came to see me.
He said that the purpose to observe Downfall Day is to complain against the cold behavior of government. Where every matter of Christians is being neglected, it is decline of humanity. Today bureaucrats have occupied the system and rulers have changed the map of Pakistan.
J.Salik further said that Christian who are equally contributing in the development of Pakistan have been deeply hurt because they are not being given their rights although our demands are according to prosperous Pakistan:
Â· Minorities have been neglected in the budget, Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
Â· Islamic Ideological Council's decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
Â· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
Â· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30-year-old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election; as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
Â· Parents of Christian women before changing religion, must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe "Iddat Period" (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
Â· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.