Archive for December 24, 2011

Mohan Lal Menghwar, a young lawyer and member of District Bar Mirpurkhas got missing yesterday while he was going to Hyderabad in his car. Advocate Mohan Law left Mirpurkhas yesterday morning at 5 am. According to Mohan Lal’s family members, Mohan Lal has been abducted by unknown people. Mohan Lal’s car has been recovered from Tando Jam taxi stand.

Missing Advocate Mohal Lal Meghwar

Today District Bar Mirpurkhas has condemned young lawyers’ abduction and  called for his immediate release. RightsNow Pakistan condemns this dirty act and is concerned about worrying trend of abduction of minorities for ransom and other reasons. Such incidents are being reported from different parts of Pakistan on regular basis and have increased in recent past. Abduction of Hidus especially of girls for forced conversion and marriages to Muslims and for ransom have also increased in Pakistan.

RightsNow Pakistan demands immediate action for the release of Advocate Mohan Lal and security of his family members. Parliament should take up this issue of plight of Hindus who are feeling helpless and insecure in current environment. This is not one incident of such kind. There are several Hindus who were abducted and set free after they paid off ransom to their kidnappers. Advocate Mohan Lal belongs to a middle class family and lives a hand to mouth life.

RightsNow Pakistan contacted the President District Bar Mirpurkhas Advocate Salah ul Din Panhwer who shared that the Government should seriously take the issue of security of Hindus in Sindh and Pakistan. Mr. Panhwer led the District Bar in protest against the alleged abduction of advocate Mohan Lal and demanded action by the Chief Justice of Pakistan and Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Pakistan Bar Council will observe black day on Monday, December 201. Advocate Mir Shahzad Ahmed Talpur told RightsNow Pakistan that the District Bar Mirpurkhas will boycott court proceeding until Advocate Mohan Lal is returned.

RightsNow Pakistan also talked to Advocate Harish, brother of the victim, who shared that they demand joint action by police of three districts (Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar, and Hyderabad) because advocate Mohan Lal departed from Mirpurkhas and his car is recovered from Tando Jam which falls in Hyderabad’s jurisdiction.

Advocate Harish also shared that they have not lodged FIR yet and hoping a joint and coordinated action by the police of three districts.