Elusive Justice

Also available on Audacity to Write https://twitter.com/WhenWeWrite/status/883352792886325248 Over 3 years have passed since Pakistan witnessed the massacre of at least 14 protesters live on television. The massacre termed as “Model Town Massacre” was neither the first nor the last such massacre in Pakistan. The brief history of Pakistan over the last 7 decades has witnessed …

نثار میں تیری گلیوں کے اے وطن کہ جہاں چلی ہے رسم کہ کوئی نہ سر اٹھا کے چلے

"سانحہ ماڈل ٹاون" کس کو یاد نہیں؟ آہ! وہ دن جب100 نہتے، معصوم شہریوں کو بے دردی سے گولیوں سے چھلنی کر دیا گیا اور14 کوسفاکی سے موت کے گھاٹ اتار دیا گیا! 12،13 گھنٹے تک پولیس کی درندگی کا گواہ ہمارا میڈیا ہے۔ ہمارے شیر دل پولیس جوانوں نے نشانہ باندھ کر عورتوں کے …

Model Town Massacre: An International Human Rights Prespective

According to the political philosophy of the renowned 18th century thinker Rousseau,(1) individual sovereignty as to certain rights and freedoms is transferred from each individual to the state. In return, the state ensures the granting, protecting and preserving of certain rights that are given to each individual of the state. Thus, individuals become citizens.(2) This concept is known as ‘The Social Contract’ and plays a pivotal role in the modern nation-state theory.(3) Based on this mutually understood premise, it is a legal and constitutional responsibility of the state to uphold and protect the respective rights to the citizens of the state.

Plan [C]haos

Originally written for Lex Solo`s Political Rantings.   J.F Kennedy said: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." The people of Pakistan are on streets since June. This movement reached its peak in August when Dr.Qadri and Imran Khan took all the protesters to the state capital. The whole state got …

Feedback to @am_nawazish

Dear Ali Moeen, This feedback is in response to the attached article published in Daily Jang. Your writing style is most certainly captivating for the reader, the write-up had a good build up and smooth flow, however I couldn`t help but notice the lack of facts, reality and counter arguments to balance out the prose. …

Illusion of a democracy

This article is a formal rebuttal to an article written by Mariam Sabih, the article can be read at http://meriamsabih.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/10-reasons-why-pakistans-twin-marches-are-heading-nowhere/comment-page-1/#comment-42 Point by point rebuttal: In the article the author claimed that. 1) Despite irregularities, 2013 general elections were better than ever before and several polls suggest PML-N sustains popularity. It is true that many polls suggest …

Choking over oppression, is this Pakistan?

I have lost count of days we have been protesting here. First we had to go through a 10 day siege in Lahore and now it has been over a week since we have occupied Islamabad. Problems and obstacles are at every single step. The government has now poisoned our water supply , our food …

Historic Friday Sermon

It is a unique event that there is Jummah(Friday) prayer taking place in front of the Parliament House today. If there is an oppressor on one side and oppressed on the other, then a Muslim person should stand with his oppressed brother. (Sahih Muslim & Sahih Bukhari) "According to Ibn Umar , Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) …

Where are our missing sisters?

On 17th June, Punjab Police killed 14 people including 2 women and injured 100 in Model Town, Lahore. On 9th August Punjab Police killed 6 men and arrested over 15000 people form all over Punjab including women.These people were going to attend a spiritual gathering and a memorial event for the martyrs of 17th June …

State brutality in Pakistan

This post is to inform the world about the brutal state terrorism and brutality happening in Pakistan against the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek [PAT] and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf [PTI] . The crackdown on workers has happened just days before anti-corrupt system marches and protests are going to start against the undemocratic government present in …

You can shoot a revolutionary but you cant stop Revolution

Haroon Mahmood, a young revolutionary was shot multiple times in his legs by the Punjab police on 17th June 2014. What was his crime? He was protesting peacefully against the illegal and criminal behaviour of Punjab police who were shelling unarmed and peaceful men and women unjustly, just to scare them and terrorise them to …

Tyranny of Criminals in Government

It has been almost a week since the Model Town Massacre. The official death toll has now reached 15 with more injured succumbing to their injuries every day. Whereas as many as 17 dead bodies are still missing and hundreds have been injured. One fails to understand why the Punjab Police didn`t use non lethal …