Kasur tragedy: AJK Civil society demands stern action against perpetrators

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Altaf Hamid Rao

MIRPUR (AJK): Hundreds of people belonging to various segments of the civil society mostly school children, lawyers and journalists thronged the city streets in various parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir including Mirpur to register strong indignation against the molestation and killing of innocent 7-year-old Zainab in Kasur city of Punjab province.

In Mirpur city, large number of people including local schools and colleges students, lawyers, journalists, teachers and human rights activists, brought out a procession from Allama Iqbal Road and marched through major city streets chanting slogans against the repeated incidents of child abuse in Kasur and various other parts of Punjab province since past many months.

The protesters were holding placards bearing slogans in support of their demands including immediate justice to the bereaved family of the innocent Zainab, the victim of the brutal molestation and killing at the hands of the violent assassinators.

They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and their hanging in public after summary trial.

The brutal assassination of the girl, the reported 12th incident of the identical nature that occurred within a two-kilometer radius of the Kasur city over the last year, ignited a wellspring of anger among the masses across Azad Jammu & Kashmir since Wednesday – like other parts of the country.

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