Indian Muslim Intellectuals Condemn Pakistani Punjab Governor's Killing

News article, posted 01.08.2011, from Pakistan, in:

STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE KILLING OF SALMAN TASEER


We are shocked by the killing of the Governor of the province of Punjab in Pakistan, Salman Taseer by a member of his bodyguard force. He had dared to support Asia Bibi sentenced to death for having committed blasphemy according to the infamous Blasphemy law of Pakistan.

He was one of the liberal and democratic voices in Pakistan who have been fighting for the  repeal of this reprehensible law. More appalling than the killing is the cynical and vocal support of a section of the society of Pakistan to the killer of Governor Taseer. We are worried by the trend of increasing religious intolerance in Pakistan and feel that if not fought with resolve and courage, it might lead to a deathly silence in Pakistan for a long, long time to come.

While concerned for the safety of democratic and progressive voices we are equally  worried for the general well being of the common people of Pakistan and express our solidarity with them.

1. A Kamila, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Chennai

2. Aban Raza, artist, Delhi

3. Aijaz Ilmi, Journalist, Delhi

4. Aijaz Zaka Syed, Journalist, Dubai

5. Ali Javed, University of Delhi

6. Arjimand Hussain Talib, Writer-columnist, Kashmir

7. Arjumand Ara, University of Delhi, Delhi

8. Arshad Ajmal, social activist, Patna

9. Barkat ul Nisa Kamili, Student, Kashmir

10. Basharat Hussain,Human Rights Activist, Jammu

11. Dr. Sarkar Haider, Doctor, Bareilly

12. Dr.Mohd.Arif, Centre for Harmony and Peace, Varanasi

13. Faiz Raza, Computer Engineer, Delhi

14. Faizan Haider Naqvi, Entrepreneur, Delhi

15. Farhat Amin, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Cuttack

16. Farida Khan, Professor, University of Wisconsin, US

17. Farukh Shaikh, Actor, Mumbai

18. Gauhar Raza, scientist, filmmaker, poet, Delhi

19. Haider Naqvi, HT Bureau Chief, Kanpur

20. Hanif Lakdawala, social activist, Gujarat 

21. Hasan Kamal, Editor, Sahafat Daily, Lucknow

22. Hassan Kazim, Journalist, Delhi

23. Hozefa Ujjaini, Aman Samudaya,Gujarat

24. Imtiyaz Hussain, Civil Servant, Srinagar

25. Inder Salim, Artist, Delhi

26. Iqbal Niazi, Delhi

27. Irfan Engineer, Social Activist, Mumbai

28. Ishrat Jamil, Theatre, Delhi

29. Jamal Kidwai, Director, Aman Trust, Delhi

30. Jamil Malik, Entrepreneur, Delhi

31. Kamran Siddiqui - Service - Noida

32. Kashif-ul-Huda, Editor, TwoCircles.net

33. Khatun Shaikh, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Mumbai

34. Mantasha Binti Rashid, ANHAD, Kashmir

35. Mohd Kazim, University of Delhi, Delhi

36. Muhammad Tauqeer, Business, Delhi

37. Mushir ul Hasan, academic, Delhi

38. Muzaffar Bhatt, RTI Activist, Srinagar, Kashmir

39. Nagma Shaikh, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Bangalore

40. Nasiruddin Haider Khan, journalist, Delhi

41. Nazim Naqvi, Journalist, Delhi

42. Noorjahan, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Mumbai

43. Nusrat Sheikh, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Osmanabad

44. Prof.Nadeem Hasnain, Professor & Head Department of Anthropology, Lucknow University

45. Rashida Ansari, grassroots activist, Gujarat

46. Raza Imam, Educationist, Gurgaon

47. Rehan Haider, service, Bareilly

48. Rizwan Shahid, Media, Delhi

49. Sadiq Naqvi, Hardnews Magzine, Delhi

50. Safiya Akhtar, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Bhopal

51. Sania Hashmi, filmmaker, Delhi52. Seema Mustafa, journalist, Delhi

53. Shabir Hussain, Senior journalist, Srinagar Kashmir

54. Shabnam Hashmi, Social Activist-ANHAD, Delhi

55. Shafiq Mahajir, advocate, Hyderabad

56. Shaheen Nazar, journalist, Aligarh

57. Shahid Anwar, playwright, Delhi

58. Shaiq Ali Khan, banker, Dubai

59. Shama Zehra Zaidi, filmmaker, Mumbai

60. Sharmila Tagore, actress, Delhi

61. Sheba George, Social Activist, Gujarat

62. Sofiya Khan, Director, Safar, Gujarat

63. Sohail Hashmi, filmmaker, writer, Delhi

64. Syed Hassan Kazim, Journalist, New Delhi

65. Syed Zulfeqar, Business, Rae Bareli

66. Tanveer Hussain Khan, social activist, ANHAD, Srinagar, Kashmir

67. Tauhid Alam, Business, India

68. Wasi Haider, Professor and Chairman, Dept of Physics, Aligarh

69. Zaheer Anis, Lawyer, Lucknow

70. Zakia, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Bangalore, Delhi

71. Zoheb Kamal, Content Editor, New Delhi

72. Zoya Hasan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

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