Published On: Tue, Apr 3rd, 2012

Hazara women protest against targeted killing of community members

Express Tribune | April 2, 2012

Call upon Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice of the incidents.

QUETTA: Women belonging to Hazara community staged a protest outside the Balochistan Assembly against government and law enforcement agencies’ inaction towards incidents of targeted killings in Quetta.

The protest demonstration was organised by Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) particularly against the target killing incident on Spinney Road on March 29, 2012, which left five people dead, including a woman belonging to the Hazara Community.

“We are compelled to come out from our houses due to all the injustices done to our people. Hazara tribe has been subjected to targeted killings and other acts of terrorism for the past decade,” said Nazneen Zaman, President HDP women wing. “Peace would prevail if government and its functionaries perform their constitutional duties with responsibility,” she said.

The protesting women said that the Hazara tribe members cannot travel due to prevailing insecurity and increasing number of attacks against them.

They called upon Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo motu notice of the deteriorating law and order situation in the province, particularly targeted killings of Hazara people on sectarian basis.

“We have pinned all our hope on Chief Justice of Pakistan that he will provide us with justice,” a protestor told The Express Tribune.

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  1. Mukhtar says:

    Respected Mr. Muhaqiq we all the Hazara people of Quetta Pakistan are in danger. As a Leader of Hazara we need your attantion and support. We dont have any leader to take any step towards the solution, they are sceared of their life. Directly or indirectly we need ur support and ur advice. We know that you are in position that u can help us. God bless you and may you have long life.

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