Civil Society of GB protests in Islamabad against rape of a college girl in Skardu
Islamabad- Wed March 11th, 2015- Civil Society of Gilgit-Baltistan demonstrated against the rape of a college girl in Skardu city of Gilgit Baltistan on 7th of March,a day before International Women Day at Islamabad Press Club.
The demonstrators demanded strict action against the rapists and showed solidarity with the victim and her family.
The protestors said that the Government and Non-Government Organizations should play their role in moral up gradation of the youth so that such acts should not happen again in the future.
They further said that it is the responsibility of religious scholars and political leaders to promote awareness about the rights of the individuals.
Civil Society memberHaiderKazmi said “Time has come that we should speak against such heinous crimes rather than hiding such incidents for the so called image of the society.”
Asif, member for International Movement for Justice and Peace, said that “the Innocent Girl should be provided justice at every cost.”
Safeer Mehdi,President of Baltistan Student’s Federation Rawalpindi/Islamabad Zone, emphasized that the culprits should be punished so that such crimes should occur again.”
Chief Editor Pamir Times, Noor Pamiri, said that “if cases like this happened in past were taken seriously and culprits had been punished, this event would not have been happened.”
Members of the QuaidianBalti Forum (a student society of Quiad-e-Azam University Islamabad), Syed Ali Raza and Ms Anita Shigri speaking at the protest said we need to look at the root causes of such horrendous incidents and tackle with them on war footings.
Advocate Dilshad Ali Haideri, a practicing lawyer at Islamabad High Court,said that there are number of such cases of rape which goes un-reported due to the social stigma.”
Shakeel Ali, student from NUML,expressed strong grievances against the incident.
ShabeerMayour said that “we should all be committed to get our rights.”
IIyassaid “the girl who has been suffered in this incident is not actually a victim, but she a hero who is advocating the number of unreported cases.”
The protest was organized by Syed HaiderKazmi andIrfanChourbati on behalf of Civil Society of Gilgit Baltistan in collaboration with Baltistan Students Federation Rawalpindi Islamabad Zone.