Minorities have a hard time getting any real attention from the Pakistani public. Be it a bomb that goes off in a church killing dozens or a hunger strike from a Baloch that fails to garner anything but stoic indifference. We’re trying to revolutionalize the way minority issues are reported on in an effort to induce a reaction from the Pakistani public at large.
This Baloch Student went on a hunger strike, what happened next will shock you.
The most shocking part of Latif Johar’s hunger strike is how absolutely uninterested the world is in it. Johar has been protesting outside the Karachi Press Club and is losing his health fast. The missing person’s problem from Balochistan has received little attention, if any. This was Johar’s way of protesting the unfair treatment of the Baloch people. For all practical purposes Johar signed his own death certificate the moment he signed up for the hunger strike. Some sources suggest that he’s lost a kilogram a day since he started the protest and the odds don’t seem to be in his favour. The good news is that if Johar dies the Baloch Student Organization (BSO) will supply the cause with another young strapping man who can follow in the footsteps of Johar (and eventually die of hunger).
This lawyer tried to fight a blasphemy case. People went at him till he was dead.
Rashid Rehman Khan served as a the Head of the Multan Chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He was fighting a case on behalf of Junaid Hafeez to get him acquitted of blasphemy charges. When someone tells you to stop fighting a case in Pakistan the likelihood is that either you stop willingly or someone will make sure on your behalf that you stop. That is precisely what happened to the lawyer whose body was decorated with 12 bullet wounds. The blasphemy law has been carefully constructed to ensure that no minority goes unpunished. By trying to fight against the law Khan was only digging his own grave. When he refused to back down he paid with his life. While some might call his actions brave, others are quick to point out that at least there are no mass graves for lawyers.
This Ahmadi tried to read the Quran. It didn’t go so well.
Masood Ahmad is a 72-year-old British doctor, who recently lost his mind when he decided he could read the Quran in broad daylight and get away with it. The man accused of acting like he was a Muslim ran a pharmacy in Pakistan after spending several years in London. Pakistan’s constitution offers several human rights to its people – however, it has been long since established that Ahmadis are not people and don’t need any rights, freedoms or liberties.
Ahmad may have gotten away with his dreams of reading the Quran and frolicking in the sun as a man of the Muslim faith had he kept it all to himself. Sources suggest that two men lured him into speaking about the Islamic faith before he was promptly beaten to a pulp and thrown into jail. Bad move.
Something strange happened to 125 Christian houses in Lahore. What followed will rock your world.
Around 125 Christian homes were burnt to the ground in the name of blasphemy. Amongst the items being torched were crucifixes and other religious items, however that was neither counted as a blasphemous act nor was there any speedy justice administered to any of the 25 culprits. However, in a beautifully tragic twist the one single person who was accused of blasphemy has been found guilty and sentenced. 26-year-old Sawan Masih was taken into custody immediately after the Badami Bagh disaster. In an unusual show of efficiency he’s been taken care of, so to speak. But news on what became of the people who were at the core of the chaos is yet to come. Obviously.
[quote]The Baloch seem to be a little obsessed with death and dying[/quote]
Before you say you don’t care about graves, have a look at what the Baloch are upto
The Baloch people seem to be a little obsessed with death and dying. When they aren’t on a hunger strike that people have trouble caring about they’re busy being fitted into mass graves. Earlier this year DNA samples were collected from bodies found in graves to see if the original people assigned to the bodies could be located. Some people are suggesting that these aren’t the first or last mass graves that will be found in the region. Those who live together will die together it seems.
Strange things are happening to Ahmadi graves… woah!
Pakistan is nothing if not known for its infatuation with either killing people or digging up their graves. Well, Ahmadis have the luxury of being the one true minority who can’t even be left to die in peace. During December last year around 120 gravestones were demolished and desecrated in Lahore. The perpetrators arrived with masks and guns to vandalize the dead. Some sources suggest their precautions were due to the fear that the dead would rise from their graves in true zombie fashion to elicit revenge. Ahmadis have a fair chance of rising from the grave in Pakistan, for they are not human. Obviously.