CEO stresses consensus on Farkhunda’s issue
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah suggested a broad based joint meeting with the participation of religious leaders and civil society activists to evolve consensus on Farkhanda’s brutal killing to overcome the differences.
A statement from the CEO office said that Abdullah expressed these views after meeting with civil society activists late Saturday. During the course of meeting, members of the civil society organizations demanded protection of women rights.
They demanded the CEO to nab the killers and perpetrators of those involved in Farkhunda’s killing.
Abdullah reassured the delegation that their concerns would be addressed and stern actions taken against the culprits involved in the gruesome act.
An angry mob beat 27-year-old Farkhanda to death on March 18 before setting her body on fire. She was accused of burning a copy of the holy Quran, a charge rejected by the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs.
At least 48 people, including police officials, were arrested following their involvement and failure to prevent the brutal killing of Farkhanda.
The case was being investigated by the Attorney General Office (AGO). Farkhanda’s killing spread anger among civil society and human rights activists on national and international level.
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