SCBA president condemns police torture of labourers

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LAHORE – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Aasma Jahangir condemned the police’s torture of Punjab Tenants’ Association, young doctors and lady health workers and their arrests. In a statement issued on Thursday, she said that the police ‘highhandedness’ on the protestors exposed the slogan of good governance in Punjab. She said holding a protest was a basic human right and people could not take to roads when their rights were not protected.
She said that in a democratic rule, police action was considered ‘deplorable’. The ‘brutal’ treatment meted out to labourers, tenants and women had put a question mark on tall claims of good governance by the democratic rulers, she said. She demanded withdrawal of cases registered against the protestors and their immediate release.