Candle light vigil: Shahbaz Bhatti remembered

Published: March 3, 2012

LAHORE: 

More than 30 human rights activists participated in a candle light vigil on Friday paid tributes to Shahbaz Bhatti, the federal minister who was killed on March 2, 2011.

The vigil was held at the Liberty roundabout in Gulberg and attended by representatives of Institute for Peace and Secular Studies, Centre for Human Rights Education, the Justice and Peace Commission, the Ecumenical Commission for Human Development and other civil society groups.

The participants carried placards with slogans condemning Bhatti’s murder and religiously motivated violence.

Advocate Hina Jillani regretted that Bhatti’s killers had yet not been arrested.

Another vigil was organised by the PPP’s Christian members and Women Wing workers in front of the Punjab Assembly.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • saeed
    Mar 3, 2012 - 4:04AM

    only 30 what a shame.
    Still killers of Taseer and Bhatti alive ,what a shame.

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  • John B
    Mar 3, 2012 - 5:02PM

    I remember Taseer, Bhatti, and Asia Bibi at this time. Never forgotten them.

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  • Rabzon
    Mar 3, 2012 - 8:28PM

    The man gave is life by taking a stand against the religious fanatics, who wants to drag us back to the Stone Age, and only around 30 people attended the vigil? What a sad reflection of our society.

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  • Mar 3, 2012 - 11:19PM

    Blot on the face of Punjab

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