Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas protest rallies
March 3: Protest marches were organized against the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti today in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas on the call of Movement for Peace and Tolerance (MPT), a coalition of progressive forces in Sindh. Below, a report and photos from Zulfikar Shah in Hyderabad.Hyderabad: A large number of civil society, women rights and political activists and writers attended the march. The marchers walked through Miran Mohammad Shah Road and sat-in at the gate of the Sindh High Court and demanded that the killers be immediately apprehended and prosecuted. The charged participants chanted slogans against fundamentalism and killing in the name of religion.
Prominent participants included Suleman G. Abro (SAFWCO), Mustafa Baloch (SPO), Ms. Amar Sindhu (WAF), Zulfiqar Shah (ISM), Punhal Sariyo (SHPC), Zulfiqar Halepoto (PPC), Jabbar Bhatti (IIRE), Dr, Ashothama (HRCP), Mr. Shams (Caritas), Dr. Dodo Maheri (Sindh United Party), Nisar Leghari (Labor party Pakistan / Left Unity), Zahid Meso (Awami party), Prof. Ejaz Qureshi (SDF), Hafeez Kumbhar (writer), Jaffer memon (We Journalists / Writers), Amir Memon (CPCS), Saleem Matti (JPCS) and others.
Mirpurkhas: Many members of the Muslim, Christian and Hindu communities, representatives of civil society organizations, lawyers, activists participated. They included Wajid Leghari (SNSS), Dominic Stephan (PVDP), Ashraf Mall (SEWA Pak), Obhayo Junejo, Dr. Jaccob, Khalid Babar, Sharwan Kumar, Shahmji and others. The protesters marched on the various roads of the city and chanted slogans against the religious extremism.