Published – Pakistan Today – November 15, 2011
Lahore – The Institute of Peace and Secular Studies, including members of civil society, and other human rights activists, held a protest at the Charing Cross, The Mall, against killing of three Hindu doctors in Shikarpur, on Eid. Diep Saeeda, a renowned social activist, told Pakistan Today that it was outrageous that the state of human rights in Pakistan today, especially with regard to minorities was deplorable and getting worse. “There is no writ of the state concerning this matter,” she said.
“Our demand is that the government should fix this issue on a long and permanent term basis so this horrendous murder of non-Muslims is stopped,” Saeeda said. She said that minorities were equal citizens in this country and needed the nations’ support. “We will also hold a meeting on Friday to make some more decisions regarding this issue and our demand,” she said. HRCP Chairman IA Rehman was also present.