Two mass public protest rallies will be held in Okara and Lahore on 14 and 15 of this month to protest the recent threats to Asma Jahangir’s life. View details here:http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june072012/jahangir-plot-wg.php
14 June – Okara
Thousands of peasants will join a rally in Okara to condemn threats to Asma Jahanghir. Mehr Abdul Sartar General secretary Anjman Mozareen Punjab (AMP) said in a statement that ‘Asma has always helped our struggle for land rights. We will protest in thousands to tell the government that peasants are with Asma.’ In Okara, contact the local AMP office for more information.
15 June – Lahore
In Lahore, Joint Action Committee (JAC) For Peoples Rights will hold a mass rally at Aiwan Iqbal on 15th June at 3pm. For more information, contact JAC in Lahore.
Earlier, a JAC meeting was held in Lahore. Below find some highlights from the report by Mumtaz Mughal of Aurat Foundation.
JAC meeting at AGHS Office on Threat to Ms. Asma Jehangir’s life
1. JAC will organize a Seminar concerning threat to Asma Jahangir on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00pm at Awan Iqbal or Alhamra Hall 1, Lahore
2. Participation of more than 2000 people will be ensured in the event
3. Participation of Significant persons will be ensured from provinces
4. JAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm to share the update and finalization of programme
From SPN Newsletter