Protest rally against murder of Shaheena Shaheen in Turbat
Justice for Shaheena committee takes out a protest rally in Turbat
Protest rally against the murder of Shaheena Shaheen in Turbat
From Our Correspondent
TURBAT : Political parties and student organizations took out a protest rally against the murder of Shaheena Shaheen in Balochistan’s Turbat. The armed accused killed a woman journalist, Shaheena Shaheen a few days back in TTC Colony area of Turbat. Police termed the killing of a journalist as a result of domestic violence. The slain journalist’s parents nominated her husband in the murder case.
Protesters marched from Public Library to Fida Shaheed Chowk Turbat to mourn the murder of a female journalist. They were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of the accused involved in the murder of a woman journalist.
Shaheena’s killer still at large
“Killers of Shaheena are still at large despite the passing of two weeks”, Ghani Parvaz, a human rights activist lamented. Parvaz is the regional coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
The protesters lashed out at police for what they claim adopting delaying tactics in the arrest of the murderers. “Our protest will continue till the arrest of culprits”, Mr. Parvaz vowed.
The murder of the female journalist was widely condemned on social media. Journalists and social media activists condemned the murder on Twitter and Facebook and demanded of the provincial government to arrest the culprits involved in the murder.
Violence against women
Violence against women in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan appears to be a constant rise. Women’s democratic forum through a protest rally the other day had demanded of the provincial government to make sure the protection of women across the province. “The killers would not be spared and they would be brought to justice”, the Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani said. Shaheena was the editor of a local magazine and serving as a local host for the Pakistan Television (PTV). She was also a student of the fine arts department at the University of Balochistan.