Minority rights activists on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa for rejecting the progress report submitted by the Punjab government regarding the Jaranwala incident.
The development has been hailed as a step towards justice for the victims of the appalling incident.
While commenting on the development, minority rights activist Joseph Jansen welcomed Chief Justice Isa's remarks, expressing hope that justice would be served for the hundreds of children, men, women, and elders who faced brutal attacks during the Jaranwala incident.
Jansen urged the Supreme Court to set a precedent by prosecuting those who incited violence by misusing blasphemy laws.
Meanwhile, minority activist Akmal Bhatti underscored the need for tangible changes to ensure the safety of religious minorities in Pakistan. He expressed concern about the connection between blasphemy laws and mob violence, labeling the magnitude and intensity of attacks against minorities as unacceptable.
Similarly, minority rights activist Pastor Ghazala expressed gratitude to the apex court for hearing their reservations on the Jaranwala incident, emphasizing the significance of the ruling against the Punjab police report. She vowed not to forget the incident and asserted that ongoing petitions give hope for justice to the victims.