HR Ministry, bodies’ indifference regretted
ISLAMABAD — Both the Ministry of Human Rights and the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights have showed indifference towards the horrific killing of two young brothers in Sailkot, likewise, the Human Rights bodies like Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have also overlooked the brutal incident.
They distanced themselves from the incident without condemning it at any forum.
Political and social circles have expressed profound dismay over the apathy of the Ministry of Human Rights towards such brutal incidents of the basic rights violation and some of them even said that indifference on part of the Ministry, in a way, aimed at encouraging such brutal killings across the country. The most sorrowful aspect of the story is that neither Federal Minister for Human Rights Syed Mumtaz Gilani nor the Chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Riaz Fatiana came up with mere condemnation statement of the incident.
The matter came in limelight after the footage of the brutal killing of two young brothers with clubs was shown on the private TV channels and after Chief Justice Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the incident and directed immediate suspension and arrest of the police officials who had facilitated the killers to accomplish their nefarious task. Even now the Federal Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Gilani was unmoved and no one has so far heard even a single word of sympathy from his side with the affected family. Similarly, the policeÂ’s baton charge of young girl students of Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur also fell on deaf ears of ‘the Ministry of Human Rights and the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry did not even bother to give a statement from the ministry’s side in condemnation of the incident.
In this case, too, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif came to the rescue of the oppressed girl students of medical college who were just recording their concerns over the long power outages and abnormal increase in the fee structure.
Source: The Nation