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April 13, 2001
Lt.Gen. (R) Moin uddin Haider,
The Interior Minister, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dear Mr. Haider,
We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the murder of two members
of the Hindu community, Lakha Ram, and his wife, Janti, of Chak # 8/P
Khanpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, apparently in an incident of burglary.
On 5 January 2001, four armed men entered the house of Lakha Ram and asked
them to hand over the valuables. On resisting the assailants opened fire
and shot the couple dead on the spot. Their son, Dadu Ram, injured one of
the culprits and was also shot. Dadu is reported to be incapable of
resuming normal life due to his injuries that led to a complicated surgery.
A First Information Report (FIR) was logged at the local Police Station
against the culprits. During the investigation, blooded apparels of the
injured culprit, a trace of the crime, were found. But the police have
reportedly failed to arrest the criminals allegedly because they are known
to be related to local landlords. On the other hand, the victimsare
working class and belong to a poor minority community.
With your authority over the maintenance of law and justice, we humbly and
urgently request your deep concern. Thank You
(Ms.) Regina Pyon, Yeon-Shik
Chair of Internal Solidary Committee
Korean Catholic Human Rights Committee
Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad Safdar,
Governor of Punjab, Governor House,