TEXAS: The appeal hearing in the Islamabad High Court for Mumtaz Qadri is an abomination. Here we basically have a self-confessed killer, who has been made into a celebrity by religious parties. The government has failed to appoint a prosecutor in the appeal and claims to have lost Qadri’s case file, which shows its lack of seriousness in upholding the rule of law. The accused is being defended by a former chief justice of the Lahore High Court while a large number of lawyers create a circus at every hearing.
What hope can a person belonging to minority communities, such as Christians, Hindus and Ahmadis have in light of such behaviour by the judiciary and the government?
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2015.
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