Hector Aleem Update 08/23/'10
The language barrier is obviously at play in this update. If I interpret it correctly, a stay had been issued in conjunction with an appeal to the High Court but the Judge pressed forward regardless.
It becomes clear that there is little or no justice for Christians in Pakistan. The section of Reliance of the Traveller which explains who is qualified to testify in court exposes the horrific truth. Note the words which I emphasized.
(a) is free;
(b) is fully legally responsible (mukallaf, def: c8.1)
(0: as testimony is not accepted from a child or insane
person, even when the child's testimony regards injuries
among children that occurred at play);
(e) is able to speak;
(d) is mentally awake;
(e) is religious (0: meaning upright (024.4)
(A: and Muslim), for Allah Most High says,
"Let those of rectitude among you testify" (Koran 65:2),
and unbelief is the vilest form of corruption, as goes without saying);
21st August 2010 was the hearing of Hector Aleem, so here is the update about the hearing. First of all our lawyer asked the judge for the stay, because the High Court has given the stay for the quashment of the case and advised the lower court not to proceed until the High Court allows the lower court but as the judge of the lower court is very discriminative, he was not ready to give the stay even after the order of the High Court but after our lawyer gave some legal points and told him to wait until the judgment of the High Court he agreed not to proceed but the Mullahs and the Lawyer of the plaintiff pressurized him to proceed other wise they will protest and will destroy the court, the judge than started the proceeding. All the witnesses were available and our lawyer had to question them but the Investigation officer of Hector’s case was not available, so the judge has ordered the IO (investigation officer) to come on the next hearing. During the argument of both lawyers (our and plaintiff’s) they both argued so harshly and were about to had a physical fight. But the judge ordered both of them to calm down. And gave the next date of hearing. This all situation tells us that our lawyer is quiet brave and is ready to face any situation.
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