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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Christian girl tortured and raped by Police in Toba Tek Singh District

Here is a report on a young Christian Girl that has been tortured and raped by Policemen in Toba Tek Singh District, formerly part of Faisalabad.  We reproduce the report prima facie (sic):

A Christian young girl, Iqra Saddique D/O Saddique Masih of Chak No. 330 JB, Toba Tek Singh is another Christian female persecution case in Pakistan. She is hardly 22 years old and has been arrested by police in anonymous case. Against the arrest laws of females in Pakistan, she was arrested or better I say kidnapped by four male police men, was tortured in her house, on the street and on the road of her house and village and later on the police men took her on the motor bike, one sitting in front and one on the back and they torturing thereby the young lady forced her to sit in the middle of the two police men on motor cycle. This is severely against the laws in promulgation in Pakistan where only ladies police constables can arrest girls and women. Furthermore it is important to tell that Iqra's mother has not been allowed to meet Iqra during all these five days of illegal custody in City Police Station, Toba Tek Singh. These policemen not only arrest this young Christian lady, but also tortured her in front of her house, on the street of her house and on the road nearby her village. The village people witnessed it. Later on she has been taken to the city police station Toba Tek Singh, where she has been kept for five days without any legalities and she has not been produced to the court of law until now. Chief Organizer Pakistan Christian Congress Akram Waqat Gill, General Secretary Punjab Sadaf Saddique Khokhar Advocate, District Toba Tek Sing President Shahzad Fateh, Ayub Anjum of Society for Human Development as delegation went to the city police station, Toba, to inquire into the matter and met with the concerned authorities and also met Iqra Saddique. Iqra Saddique told us in front of police that she has been tortured by police men that she was tortured also and now she is in illegal police custody in City Police Station Toba Tek Singh! We were told that District Police Officer was on a place of railway track where bomb blasted in train and there we share our condolence with the DPO and then told him about Iqra Saddique. He did not respond encouraging and just told us that he will look into the matter and will ask the police station to produce Iqra in the court soon! We asked him take action against the police men who did this illegal arrest. We rely upon the fact that police is not going to take action. So tomorrow we are going into a rally protest to fight for Iqra and demand justice for her! You are requested to join with us in prayers, faith, trust and expectancy! 

Akram Waqar Gill

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