Protests against Police Brutality in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore

Call for Protest Rally against the brutal attack on Nairang Gallery, Lahore  and its curator and staff by SHO Shadman Police Station Rana Zulfiqar – Please also see facebook event THREE Protests against Police Brutality in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore  

Artists, art critics and gallerists and civil society members will demonstrate in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad on August 13, 2011 (details below) to show solidarity with Nairang Gallery, Lahore, which was attacked on August 2, 2011 and register their protest against the reprehensible behavior of the police. They will demand a public apology by SHO Rana Zulfiqar and his dismissal from the police force for beating the curator and staff of Nairang Gallery. All concerned citizens must unite to stop police violence against citizens.

KARACHI PROTEST
Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Venue: Karachi Press Club (front gate)

LAHORE PROTEST
Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Venue: Lahore Press Club

ISLAMABAD PROTEST
Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Venue: Islamabad Press Club

These three protests against police brutality are in response to the assault on the female curator at Nairang Art Gallery by Rana Zulfiqar, the SHO of the Shadman Police Station in Lahore and the assault on Muhammad Azhar and a group of women outside Bahauddin Zakariya by Muhammad Amjad and other police officials. Check out the following links for more info:
Inquiry against Shadman SHO over Nairang antics – Pakistan Today report
Sexual harassment: cops beat up Auqaf man for trying to defend devotees – Express Tribune report
Mob mentality – in the SA Project blog

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