Lyari’s bloodshed: Women activists pledge support for women

Criminals forced women to leave their houses, while law enforcers were busy abusing women and children.


APP July 26, 2013
The activists said that criminals forced women to leave their houses, while law enforcers were busy using abusive language towards women and children in the area. PHOTO: NNI/FILE

KARACHI:


Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Women Action Forum’s (WAF) activists urged the government to immediately arrest criminals active in Lyari at a press conference on Friday.


The participants, including Kausar S Khan, Nuzhat Qidwai and Uzma Noorani, expressed their support for female victims in Lyari at the press conference. They said that criminals forced women to leave their houses, while law enforcers were busy using abusive language towards women and children in the area.

The activists demanded that honest police officers be assigned to Mundra Mohalla and Hingorabad where inhabitants were forced to abandon their ancestral homes. The activists said that all displaced families must also be assisted in returning homes. The female victims, present at the press conference, complained that as many as eight attacks in a day have been experienced by them.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2013.

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