Slum dwellers rally for CJ, for themselves


Islamabad: May 22: Several thousand Shelter less men, woman and children staged a rally here on Sunday in Support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chief Mohammad Chaudhry. Led by Former Federal Minister Julius Salik , the nearly 3,000 slum dwellers of the city walked from his house to the official residence of Justice Chaudhry, carrying his portraits, placard and flowers for the suspended top judge of the country. They handed the bouquets and flowers to the security personnel posted outside his residence as an expression of solidarity with him. They demanded the with drawl of the reference filed by the government against him, waving the placards which prayed t Allah to provide protection to the people against injustices. After praying for the chief the rally participation dispersed peacefully. J.Salik told Dawn on the occasion that he had filed a petition in the Supreme Court on February 20 seeking allotment of residential plots to the shelter less people. "But before Chief iftikhar Justice Mohammad Chaudhry cloud take up my partition ,he was rendered non-functional," he said ,fondly recalling the judicial activism of the chief Justice with regard to public causes. His trade mark innovative ways of protest were missing at the rally .But he tried to make up for that with the biting remark that poor shelter less people deserved the favor more then the federal secretaries who been given two plots by the government .

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