You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lahore protests against Terrorism, Talibanisation

The Lahorites protested in numbers, conflicting reports put the protesters between 2,000 and 5,000, against the terrorism, violence by Taliban including the flogging of a minor girl in Swat.

The rally is part of a series of protests called upon by Human Rights Comission of Pakistan, Student Action Committee, Pakistan Awami Party & Labour Party of Pakistan.

The rally included people from differrent walks of life, political workers, Human Rights workers, student unions, labour and trade unions, husewives, children, and working class people. Thus Civil society members in general protested against a recent upsurge in violence, by religious extremeists dug in the northern part of the country.

Prominent people in the protest included Asma Jehangir, Prof. Salima Hashmi , Jugnu Mohsin, Dr. Wahab Alvi, Yousaf Baluch ,Sher Mohammed and Iqbal Haider.

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