For some it meant holidays and resting time, for others it meant wage-less hours where even few pennies for the next meal are too much to imagine. Two full days, the entire country illustrated a perfect state of anarchy and violence erupted in flashy fabric of democratic system.
Sadly enough, it all goes without realization that the only good been done is to push our country and countrymen further into the swamp of hopelessness and yes- death.
“Discipline”, is one word, we have neatly erased out of our collective memories. Democracy for us presents “a system that requires bloodshed of innocent humans and destruction of public and private property as the means to reach any so called democratic end.”
A political dispute or a religious conflict, we as a nation know only one way left to make our voices heard. Burn a few cars, block the main roads, kill a few people and we automatically deserve peaceful negotiations and dialogue to end.
I’m forced to feel is it some sort of hijacking that catches us off guard any time? On its discretion and wish, any religious or political community is entitled to block the whole country, and treat citizens as they please. Not to mention, in these circumstances one should also forget any such folklore institutions as a government, police or any form of security.
For fliers landing in the city, staying at the airport until the protest is over else get yourself killed at the hands of the protestors, is the only resort. Is this what we deserve being citizens of a legitimate state and not some holocaust zone?
Why wont the world mock at us for our own doings then? Thanks to once-a-week strike, our economy’s smirking performance is so not alarming. But here we are still ready to further embroil ourselves in this cannibalism in the name of democracy and freedom.
I was at Numaish on Monday and I saw gun-totting young boys wearing helmets, trying to show their malevolent power and anger by blocking roads. Can it be called anything but hijacking? Ironically, we hijack our own country, demonstrate our barbaric potential and then compel the government to negotiate with us our civil rights. What a joke!
You want to be heard? Stay cool and go out on the street, Shoot three time in the sky, have a gang of 12 or more and there you are! One more tip, you can achieve all your religious and political ends by the number of human beings you leave dead.
More than 200 people have been killed in Quetta with the two attacks, and thousand others around Pakistan, but as a nation our reaction to such incidents is equally dirty as that of the terrorist who carried out these attacks.
Is it democracy to negotiate with murderers? Instead democracy is the art of bringing a discipline into a nation, to make a nation understand that it is their individual action that would lead the country to being either a prosperous or a failed state.
No one should be given the right to blackmail, hijack and to bring a whole city hostage for whatever reasons. It is a shame for our security agencies that such a huge attack took place and it is equally shameful for us that we also did an equal damage to our country by shutting it down for two days.