The ISJ condemns brutal police torture on women in Faisalabad

Islamabad: The Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) expressed a great displeasure over Faisalabad police’s torture on women including elderly women who peacefully protested and demanded recovery of a minor child who was kidnapped a couple of months ago from the District Headquarter Hospital in Faisalabad. On 5th April 2013, women and children had gathered in front of the regional police office (RPO) and peacefully chanting slogans for the safe return of the child. 

The ISJ considered this brutal act against the Constitution of Pakistan, human rights and religious values and demanded immediate actions against the police officials including RPO Faisalabad. The ISJ asked the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan and Chairperson of the Senate’s Standing Committee on the Human Rights for taking notice of the matter and give exemplary sentences to the involved police officials. The ISJ also urged other civil society networks for working against torture by the law enforcement agencies in public and detention centers.