Compensation offer for JPMC rape victim spurned -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Compensation offer for JPMC rape victim spurned

Karachi: The Jacob Javed Welfare Foundation and the Human Rights Network jointly organised a protest procession outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday to protest against the gang-rape of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) trainee nurse.

They demanded of the government to direct the Rangers and the police to conduct a clean-up operation of the JPMC residences and hostels and evict all outsiders who had taken refuge there and were conducting their nefarious activities.

They also demanded the revoking of Dr Abdul Jabbar Memon’s academic degree. Addressing the protestors, Jacob Javed, Chairman of the Jacob Javed Welfare Foundation, spurned the offer of a cheque to the tune of Rs100,000 to the nurse’s sister as “compensation’ made five days after the shameful incident through the representative of the probe committee, Abdul Qayyoom.

He said that his community rejected the grant of Rs100,000 as the self-respecting minorities and Pakistanis did not settle their disputes through cheques, funds, and special privileges and could never even think of compensating their honour and self-respect in return for monetary baits. Intikhab Alam Suri, Present of the Human Rights Network, also spoke at the occasion.
Source: The News
Date:7/26/2010