Threat to the life of Mr. Akram Hussain, A school Head Clerk falsely implicated in a blasphemy case

HRCP
 
URGENT APPEAL 
 
 Human Rights Commission of Pakistan requests your urgent intervention in the following situation
 
Description of the situation:
 
HRCP has been informed by S. N. Shorida about the registration of a blasphemy FIR against Mr. Akram Hussain Shah at Police Station, Sehnsa, District Kotli, Azad Jummu & Kashmir, Pakistan.
 
Mr. Akram Hussain Shah is serving as a head clerk at Government Boys College, Sehnsa, Kotli, Azad Kashmir He was trapped to teach Islamic Studies to 1st year class. He was instigated to utter such words which were supposed to be against the current religious thought. A protest rally was organized and later on it turned out to be public protest against him. The police was pressurized to register an FIR against him U/S 295/C and 298. The local electronic media was also used to fan hatred against him, his family members and his religious sect. The whereabouts of Mr. Akram Hussain Shah is not known. It is presumed that he has been in the custody of law enforcement agencies. He might be subjected to torture. His life is in danger.
 

HRCP apprehends ‘torture and ill-treatment’ and threat to life of the arrested person.

“HRCP fears the religious elements may exploit the situation and create law and order problem in the area.
 
Action requested
 
Please write to the authorities in Pakistan:

1. To disclose his whereabouts.
2. To provide him, his family and members of his sect full protection.
4. To protect him from torture and other ill-treatment while he is in detention.
 
Sample
 
We express deep concern on the illegal detention and false implication of of Mr. Akram Hussain Shah in a blasphemy case
We demand that he should not be tortured.
We urge that Mr. Akram Hussain Shah, his family and members of his religious sect be provided security.
 
It would be appreciated if you send a copy of your mail to HRCP/Urgent Appeal
 
 
Address:
 
1. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari
President of Pakistan
President’s Secretariat
Islamabad
PAKISTAN
Fax: +92 51 922 1422, 4768/ 920 1893 or 1835
E-mail: (please see: http://www.presiden tofpakistan. gov.pk/WTPreside ntMessage. aspx)
 
2. Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani
Prime Minister
Prime Minister House
Islamabad
PAKISTAN
Fax: +92 51 922 1596
Tel: +92 51 920 6111
E-mail: secretary@cabinet. gov.pk
 
Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi
Minister of Foreign Affair
Government of Pakistan
Islamabad

3. Mr. Rehman Malik
Minister for Interior
R Block Pak Secretariat
Islamabad
PAKISTAN
Tel: +92 51 9212026
Fax: +92 51 9202624
E-mail: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “us.mc656.mail.yahoo.com” claiming to be ministry.interior@ gmail.com or MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “us.mc656.mail.yahoo.com” claiming to be interior.complaintc ell@gmail. com
 
Raja Zuliqarnain
President
Azad Jummu & Kashimir
President Houses
Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
Email: midhatak@yahoo.com
0092-51-9214692-3
Fax. 0092—51-9210540
 
 
Sardar Atique Ahmed Khan
Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir
P. M. House
Azad Jummu & Kashimir
President House
Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
Email: sardarattique@hotmail.com
pm@pmajk.gov.pk
Fax: 0092-582-921697/920410
0092-51-9211993
 
Chief Secretary
Government of Azad Kashmir
Kashmir Secretariat
Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
0092-51-9223595
Fax: 0092-51-9211993