Minorities demand CJP’s action on Abbottabad, Shikarpur incidents


The minorities wing of the Pakistan People’s Party has urged the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of the killing of three Hindu doctors in Shikarpur and the police torture on a pregnant Christian woman in Abbotabad. In a press statement, minorities leader Napolean Qayyum said the minority communities, including Christians and Hindus, living in Pakistan were shocked by the two incidents and were looking to the Supreme Court to deliver justice to the affected families.
He condemned the torture on Salma Emmanuel, a five-month pregnant woman in Abbotabad, who was brutally beaten up by police on false theft charges. He said that Salma was taken to hospital in a critical condition on Sunday and had now been forcibly discharged by the hospital administration after her plight was highlighted in the media. Qayyum said that although President Asif Zardari had taken notice of killing of the Hindu doctors, the CJP should also intervene in the matter to ensure justice to the minority community.