Judge Humayun Dilawar facing social media onslaught for rushing to London after convicting Imran Khan

Judge Humayun Dilawar facing social media onslaught for rushing to London after convicting Imran Khan

By Raza Ruman

As Judge Humayun Dilawar who awarded three years imprisonment to former prime minister Imran Khan in Toshakhana case is facing an onslaught of PTI in the UK.

This is perhaps a classic case of Pakistan history that a judge left the country in a hurry after sentencing a former prime minister in a so called corruption case.

   The judge left for London. Thousands of Pakistanis have written  to the University of Hull, UK where he is going to attend a training session requesting it to throw him out being a corrupt judge.

The open letter says …..

To the esteemed members, faculty, and administration of the University of Hull,

“I write this letter out of deep concern regarding the upcoming seminar on human rights and the rule of law, where Judge Humayun Dilawar of Islamabad sessions court, Pakistan, is scheduled to be a keynote speaker. While the University of Hull is celebrated for its dedication to upholding and championing the principles of justice, integrity, and academic excellence, I feel it is paramount to bring to your attention certain grave allegations associated with Judge Dilawar.

It has been alleged, with significant concern from various quarters, that Judge Dilawar has, on numerous occasions, delivered judgements that are perceived as contradictory to the very principles of human rights and rule of law that your seminar aims to underscore. There are claims that he convicts innocent individuals and purportedly operates under the influence of the Pakistani establishment.

The UK has a storied history of upholding the principles of justice, democracy, and rule of law. This rich legacy is not just confined to the judiciary or government bodies but extends to esteemed academic institutions like yours. Hosting an individual with a controversial record could inadvertently send a message that the University of Hull supports or overlooks such actions, which I believe would be against the values and traditions the university upholds.

I understand that academic institutions often value diversity of thought and champion the right to free speech. However, it is crucial to differentiate between fostering constructive dialogue and inadvertently endorsing or providing a platform to those whose actions and beliefs contravene the very principles being discussed.

In the light of these allegations and to preserve the integrity of the seminar’s subject, I kindly urge the University of Hull to reconsider Judge Dilawar’s participation. By doing so, you would be sending a strong message that the UK and its institutions stand firm against any form of injustice, regardless of borders.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. I trust that the University of Hull will make a decision that best reflects its unwavering commitment to justice, human rights, and the rule of law.”


Leave a Reply