Missing persons: District Administration files lawsuit against D-Chowk protesters

Demonstrators say their missing relatives should be tried in court if they have committed crimes.

Web Desk April 29, 2014
Family members of all ages participated in the sit-in. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: The District Administration filed a lawsuit against the protesters at D-Chowk when the protest entered its second day on Tuesday, Express News reported.

Relatives of the missing persons from all over Pakistan staged a sit-in and said that if their family members had committed any crime, they should be tried in court.

The Islamabad District Administration, in retaliation, filed a lawsuit against all those participating in the sit-in, in violation of section 144.

Earlier on Monday, a scuffle broke out between the police and protesters when the latter, mostly family members and relatives of missing persons, attempted to approach Parliament House.

Several protesters and police personnel suffered injuries, while Jinnah Avenue was closed for traffic. More than 20 tear gas shells were fired by Islamabad Police to control the crowd.


David Salmon | 7 years ago | Reply

They have a right to peacefully assemble, to present their grievances to parliament peacefully, and to protest peacefully. The police should facilitate them, not ban them and tear gas them.

unbelievable | 7 years ago | Reply

Looks like a peaceful protest to me ... doesn't deserve lawsuits or harassment by anyone let alone state institutions.

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