An organisation campaigning for women rights has expressed shock and dismay at the death of women in a firing on a peaceful rally by terrorists in Karachi.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Women’s Action Forum (WAF) stated, “[WAF] is appalled that a peaceful demonstration against the division of Sindh on May 22 was attacked, resulting in the tragic death of two friends and comrades.
We strongly condemn the use of force under any circumstances and particularly when it is used to subdue the democratic rights of the people to express their sentiments and political positions.”
The possibility of the ‘division’ of Sindh has been often been used with sinister intent over the last several decades to further the interests of a particular community and has often been supported by the ‘hidden’ hand of those who have frequently brought the nation on the brink of destruction, said the press release.
WAF stands with the people of Sindh and does not accept the division of Sindh, no matter what the rationale since this goes against very fabric and spirit of Sindh, the press statement said.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2012.
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