HR activists demand repeal of Hudood Ord
MULTAN, July 26 2006: Dozens of stick-wielding workers of religious parties tried to stop human rights activists from staging a demonstration for repeal of the Hudood laws but failed and the demonstration was held in Khanewal on July 25. When activists of the Pattan Development Organisation, the Women Councillors Network and the HRCP district core group massed outside the press club here, young workers of various religious parties tried to stop them from holding a demonstration.
However, the human rights activists foiled their attempt and succeeded in holding the demonstration. They also raised slogans against the Hudood Ordinance. Advocate Abdul Saboor told to The News by phone that later the religious zealots dispersed, shouting slogans against those calling for the repeal of the Hudood laws. He said the struggle for getting the laws repealed would continue and condemned tactics used by the religious parties for trying to stop the peaceful demonstration.
Saboor remarked that this was a violation of basic human rights guaranteed in the Constitution. Earlier, the human rights activists held an open forum at the press club against the Hudood Ordinance, which was attended by hundreds of people.
Source: The News