Protest in Pakistan

11 05 2011

Murder, go Protest. No Electricity, go Protest. No Gas, go Protest. Corruption, go Protest. Low salaries, go Protest. Teachers, go Protest. Poverty, go Protest. America, go go Protest. Qazi, always Protest.

But Protesting without action or strategy is just like pumping the dead body with lots of High grade Oxygen. The dead man doesn’t want to come back, but still PROTEST..!!!


Punjab University – From the Clutches of Jamaat to Insaaf, Iranian or Islamic Revolution Reborn?

20 11 2007

As expected, brawl invites brawl; after Imran’s forced and tortured exit, students of the Punjab University have taken it seriously. Violent protests have been reported in the galleys of the University. This was natural; Jamaat e Islami has been maintaining an aura of unease for all these years. The very mindset of the students has been arrested under the so-called holy garb of the Jamaat e Islami which was never implementable on the implementers. Particular primitive mindset. The enforces roams free while the common unindulgent has to abide under the shadows of the stick and gun.

In Lahore, UET which was popularly then pronounced as University of Error and Terror in the pre-administration of Shahbaz Sharif. After which, just like Naseer Ullah Babar Vs. MQM in Karachi, it was Sharif Vs. Jamiat e Tuleba.

How could a mature party like Jamaat E Islami, resolve its intent to rule Pakistan when one of its faction was operating with impunity and without check and that which left grudge and mistrust in its folds. Such mismanagement cannot produce results save hatred and bigotry. The very uprising is the vent and catharsis of the people of Pakistan against the very religion Jamaat E Islami wants to propagate with a stick. Intolerable. Simple.

Though, the protests have been fresh from the shell, nothing can be said about it later. Perhaps, it could subside or could gain momentum. Either way, Jamiat has learnt a lesson and more to come. Moreover, the very strength of the Jamiat has been unfolded and lays bare and revealed in the galleys of the beautiful University. The Jamiat would have less now to growl about. More freedom. But Pakistanis and the icons should have a check.

Jamiat can be commended for keep immorality out of the campus. Nonetheless, this is imperative nowadays. Imperialism brought in its fruits of vice to the subcontinent and one of which was considering immorality and promiscuity (although restricted) as a standard of the West. While this is street life and Hollywood’s inflated yet untrue niche of the West but not evidenced in their corporate culture. Broad mindedness doesn’t depend on immorality to flourish. Its the difference of the mindset that needs culturing. And Pakistan has taken the other route.

For this, Jamiat has a feather in their hat to have contained the social negativity to creep in. At the moment, it seems, if seen through their periscope, unseen hands (lobbies) are at work to disband the influence of the Jamiat. Jamaat E Islami now should take the administration and the student’s federation in their confidence and devise a council which includes their part and some of the students to pacify their emotions, for the moment. Diplomacy has to play in here and quick, otherwise the picture is grim. Many hands might have exchanged notes and currencies to formulate the conspiracy to oust the Jamiat. This also suggests that the first and following people to assault Imran were not from the Jamiat. Although, Qazi Hussain should step in reconciliate and bring the very students who started it, if they were indeed students, to punitive measures and discourse with the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.

The Jamiat shouldn’t be yielding to the foreign pressure completely but should roll back the fashion of terror they have maintained. Ethics should be reestablised within their ranks and this is not difficult. Jamiat is known to have maintained torture cells in the University previously and in the UET armed conflicts too have been reported but that was yesteryears. Nothing is lost. Negotiations should be done and fast. Both sides should give up their gruesome activities and attitudes over that.

If the foreign hands are allowed to rein, that would weaken the students and their purposes; but not from the facefront but instrinsically.

Imran has fared quite well here but he should be in control of the situation here. He could condemn the protests and postpone the same until he is released. Not only would this expedite his exit from the captivity, Imran would have proved another fact that he is a leader which most are not ready to accept. All the parties should see the silver lining or it goes unnoticed, again.

The Jamiat should step out of their norms of terrorising and fear and amalgamate with the inhabitants of the University. They should wake up to the norms of the street and to the beats of the wishes of the common public lest some areas might develop into No-Go areas again if the situation is not controlled now.

Apparently, for no fault of theirs, PTI and Jamat e Islami are on a collision course.

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