Islamabadâ€™s Christians with Black Color on their face will observe September 27 as â€œDark Dayâ€
26 Sep 2005
Islamabad: Led by Former Federal Minister Pakistani Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize and organizer Pakistan Human Rights Party, the Islamabad Christians on 27th September, 2005 will observe a Dark Day to protest for ill-treatment they are getting, will color their faces black to express that they are no more able to show their faces to humanity.
J.Salik who for discriminatory treatment with the Christians has been wearing ashes and yellow parachute for the last 111days for completely neglecting and present government's cold response for the time extracted and spread his blood for the seventh time on his head on 27th August, 2005, his birthday in front of parliament house and thousands of Christians on 28th August, 2005, in front of Parliament house, put ashes on their heads but the Government response remains same cold.
J.Salik said that the Government has discouraged the Christians, which were front line in the development of the country. They have been deprived of their just rights so they had no alternate but to spread ashes on their heads. He said that their demands are for prosperous and happy Pakistan, which are under:
Â· Minorities have been neglected in the budget; Prime Minister should take them in confidence and address on radio and TV.
Â· Islamic Ideological Council's decision to spend confiscated liquor income on minorities has added fuel to fire.
Â· Resident of Islamabad slum areas have been living here for 27 years. Even after 10 years of ownership rights, they remain deprived of basic facilities.
Â· They on self-reliance have arranged for electricity and water, but the entire abadi is fed on single electricity meter, each and every house needs a separate meter.
Â· CDA with privatization of sanitary work has done great injustice with sanitary workers who cent present are Christians as such the action of privatization smells prejudice against them.
Â· National Assembly 207 seats have been enhanced to 335, women 15 seats have been raised to 60 but 30-year-old minority 10 seats remain same. Even these 10 seats have been filled by selection rather than election; as such minorities must be given proper representation in National Assembly.
Â· Parents of Christian women before changing religion must first be served a notice. During notice period, she should be kept in Dar-ul-Aman. A copy of this notice should be endorsed to D.C.O, area Nazim and the councilor. Married women, after change of religion, must observe "Iddat Period" (as per Islamic Law) before marring again.
Â· During last 58 years, minority problems have not been solved, so Prime Minister should listen to their problems at least once a year.