Hazara women protest against targeted killing of community members

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


Our Correspondent April 02, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (6)

Muhammad Usman | 9 years ago | Reply

Why Chief Justice of Pakistan not taking suo motu notice of the deteriorating law and order situation in Quetta, particularly targeted killings of Hazara people on sectarian basis.

u liar | 9 years ago | Reply

Mr. Adnan!Saudi Arabia and Iran are waging this sectarian war inside Pakistan. I strongly disagree with your comments about Baluch Sardars. They are highly respectable people and drew thier legitimacy from the people and act as fatherly figures to the members of thier tribe. Your claim that sardars are against development is totally untrue. The main reason for the poverty of Baluchistan is not sardars, but the plunder of the Baluch resources by punjab dominated Pakistani federation. More importantly, this is not for you to tell Baluch what they should do and what is good for thier progress and development. Development is only possible when you have resources, and Baluch are aware of this. This is why they are demanding control over thier resources and right to determine thier own destiny.

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