Protest against schoolgirl's gang-rape -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Protest against schoolgirl’s gang-rape

KHAIRPUR: Citizens, human rights activists, representatives of the civil society and workers of political parties on Monday protested against the gang rape of a schoolgirl by teachers. The protestors were joined by traders and businessmen of Faiz Gunj town and its adjoining areas. Businesses remained closed in the area.

The protesting citizens brought out a rally against the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the accused teachers and their protectors. They said that gang rape incident had created fear and panic among the schoolgirls of Bhango Behan High School and other educational institutes in the area.

The attendance in the schools during the last three days has dropped and parents are hesitating to send their daughters to schools, they said. Human rights activists Shujaat Ahmed Siddique, Akhtar Khaskheli, Ahmed Hussain Ujjan and others said that the ratio of school going girls in the rural areas was already very discouraging and the recent incident of gang rape had shattered the confidence of the people.

They said that teachers were the spiritual fathers of their students. They demanded of the teachers’ community to identify the black sheep among them. They also demanded severe punishment to the accused teachers – Shoukat Jatt, Ghulam Mustafa Rajper, Imtiaz Rajper – and their facilitator Iftikhar Jatt.
Source: The News
Date:10/20/2009