We at LUBP have discussed the implications of not sentencing terrorists thoroughly in the recent past. Abdel Malik Rigi – the now executed leader of Jundullah, was arrested in a daring, high altitude operation by the Iranian forces and a very swift justice was provided to him through trial and sentencing. Pakistan suffers from terrorism immensely, however, the lack of dispensation of justice to terror-mongers is a major stumbling block for the state and government and a matter of encouragement for the terrorists.
An interesting news has appeared in Jang today calling for a 3 days mourning on the execution of Abdel Malik Rigi. It also says that many Bar Associations in Balochistan have announced boycott of court proceedings to protest against the execution. This is very unfair on part of some elements in Balochistan. It also gives a wrong image of our country with a brother neighbor country which has time and again pointed towards Pakistan for supporting terrorists in Iran.
Might we suggest that the government takes action against such protests and the Pakistan Bar Council also consider some sort of action against uncalled for protests?
Protests against Abdel Malik Rigi’s execution news in Jang, June 22, 2010