Kasur remains paralysed as protest against rape enters second day

Posted on 11 January 2018 by Usama Hashmi - Total hits: 42

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Situation in Punjab’s Kasur city remained tense for the second day as the protest against rape and murder case of a minor continued, Express News reported on Thursday.

The city remained paralysed as legion of people kept visiting the victim’s parents to offer their condolence. The eight-year-old girl was raped and killed in Kasur, days after she had gone missing from home.

She had gone missing five days prior to being found dead. The family and community took to the streets to protest after the horrific incident forcing all markets to shut down and the city to come to a standstill.

The protest has yet to subside even after officials assured the protestors that the culprits will be brought to justice. A complete shutter-down was witnessed on the second day with enraged people blocking Bagh Chowk from all four sides.

Meanwhile, Punjab Bar Council has also called for a province-wide strike.

During the protests in the city on Wednesday, at least two men were killed as police responded to the protestors. Their bodies have been handed over to the families.

I will not rest until I get you justice: CM Punjab

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif met Zainab’s grieving parents and family members in Kasur on Thursday morning. He also prayed for the departed soul.

He expressed sadness and offered condolences for the horrific incident. “Until I get you justice, I will not rest,” said Shehbaz. “The whole nation cries for Zainab and what happened to her. It is my duty and responsibility to ensure that she gets justice.”

“Whoever has perpetrated this crime is a horrible criminal in the eyes of the government and the people. He will not be able to escape the shackles of law and justice,” Shehbaz added.

“The government will help Zainab’s family in every capacity, and we stand behind you in every aspect,” he told the family members.

At least two people were killed and two others injured on Wednesday when a protesting crowd turned violent and the police opened indiscriminate fire on them.



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