Cold-blooded Politics

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Picture Credits: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/yemen-then-and-now-the-sad-chronicle-of-a-failed-state

For you, it’s like a ball,

You strike and throw it to others’ field and then wait for the strike back.

It is a football game between few world powers.

‘Oh well, it’s political’, you would say.

‘We have nothing personal in it’, I hear you add!

But all those beings, losing lives,

The mothers who lost their children,

The kids who lost their teddy bears and Moms,

The blood!

The tears!

The wounds!

The cries!

Destroyed Humanity!

Don’t you look at it?????

But aaaah why would you?? Why should you??

Because you are right…It is Actually, NOT PERSONAL!

Ooooh no, not at all!

Those dead children and mothers who are rendered childless,

Those lost kids sans their teddy bears and Moms

They do not belong to you.

IT IS NOT PERSONAL…you are right. IT IS MERE POLITICS…Cold-blooded, Fucking Politics!

To the mongers of violence and war…

Do not you hear the screams of the child who just heard the series of bomb-shellings of your war planes or the blasts by your suicide bombers??
Do not you see the blood, the chaos, the lifelessness, the death??
Did not you watch the footage of the child who lost his father in one of the bombs you sent??
Did not you even have a glance of the tears of the mother when her only child was killed ‘accidentally’ by a stray bullet shot by your ‘soldier’??
Do not you see the wife of the ‘soldier’ who asks why my husband had to go to the useless war??
Do not you know that your targeted attacks kill more innocents than the culprits??
Do not you know that violence always begets violence??
Do not you know that war does not, can not and will not bring peace??

Tum andhay bhi ho aur behray bhi…

Iss khoon ki holi khailtay khailtay
Kitnay hee ghar ujaray tum ney
Kitnay hee loag maaray tum ney
Maasoom bachon sey baap ko cheenna
Aur maaon sey unkey jigar goshon ko
Kis liay, aakhir??
Ik jhootii jannat key liay,  jisko kisi nay nahin deakha
Kuch paison key liay
Aur kuch na khduaon key isharay per
Kaisay tumhain kabhi bilaktay sisaktay wajood
Sonay daitay hain??
Kaisay tum aaina deakhtay ho??
Tumhain apnay khoon main luthray haath nazar nai aatay??
Kabhi tumhain bhi siskian aur aanhain sunai daiteen hain??
Nahin na…
Shayad tum andhay bhi ho aur behray bhi…

Her Last Sight…

I wonder every day, as to why the ones who orchestrate the bloodshed do not see the brutality that they inflict on humanity. They scar the already bleeding , even more…what do they want? Do they want it to die with excessive blood loss? If that’s so, don’t they know that in this death…they will die too??? 
In solidarity with hazara people, particularly the mothers, the children, in solidarity with the family of Dr. Ali Haider, who was killed on monday alongwith his little son, Murtaza Haider and in solidarity with all those innocents who are killed -out of no crime of their own- every single day, in this Land of Pures…
 
A moment ago..
The child on the shop wanted ice cream
“It is cold, you will catch fever.”
The mother dragged him away
Not listening to his wails
She kept on walking
“I want the ice cream, mom”
He, jerked free his hand and ran back to the refrigerator
Boom
The earth shook…
Storm of dust and smoke was all over
Shrieks, cries … blood
Blood was going down on her face
She called for her son
Summed up courage and raised her head from ground
Son, my son, where are you??
In the pool of blood
There he lay
Eyes shut
He moved a bit, opened his eyes…turned his head to refrigerator
And
Fell down again
And that was
Her last sight…
 
Kuch he lamhay pehlay…
Market main wo machalta bacha
Apni maan sey ice cream ki famaish ker raha tha
Uss ki maan ney
Sardi key durr sey
Bachay kii zid ko nazar andaaz ker dia
Aur jub dhamakay sey aik lamha pehlay
Bacha, maan sey haath chura ker ice cream ki fridge ki taraf bhaga
Tou aglay he lamhay jaisay aik zalzalay sey
Zameen larz gaee
Aaah-o-baqa thee
Aur khoon main lat pat lashain
Maan ki ankh ney jo akhri manzar deakha
Wo apnay bachay ka zameen sey uthta hua sir tha
Jo aik baar refrigerator ko deakhnay key liay utha
Aur phir gir gaya
Hamesha key liay…
 
Photo credits: www.asiafinest.com
hazara children
 
http://tribune.com.pk/story/509894/quetta-massacre-hazaras-agree-to-bury-dead/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/509730/hazara-massacre-protests-to-continue-until-all-bodies-are-buried/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/509898/hazara-town-carnage-sc-questions-role-of-intelligence-agencies/
http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pakistan/160315-Dr-Ali-Haider-son-laid-to-rest-in-Lahore
http://dawn.com/2013/02/19/eye-surgeon-son-shot-dead/

They Still Fly the Kites…

They still fly the kites
Of colours…
Bright yellow and orange and pink
Oblivious that the
Sky is red
Terror is the rule
Bathed are streets with blood
Books are burnt
And
Spirits are crushed…
They still fly the kites
And fill my breasts with hope
That the life is not dead yet!
 
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I support you NOT, Mr. Tahir-ul-Qadri

English: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-...

English: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I cannot support you Mr. Qadri..
Mr. Qaadri I am a common citizen and a woman living in the Land of Pure and I do count myself into a thinking human being, who analyze things around her and makes her own choice. And let me tell you that I make my choice to not to support you!
First of all, tell me Mr. Qadri, why is your March has dominant majority from Punjab and not from any other provinces of this country? Do you think they are lesser human beings Mr. Qadri?
How can you accept shaking hands with MQM, knowing the havoc it has been playing with people of Sindh for decades now? How can you do it and still plead that you are the savior Mr. Qadri?
Why only now, Mr. Qadri, that you chose to step in, Why didn’t you come in when millions of people were displaced due to floods and got no relief, why only now, why only just before elections, Mr. Qadri???
You have denounced ‘khud kush hamlay’, but not even once have you really denounced the lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the likes, and not even for once you have talked about the nurseries of Taliban? Why this Mr. Qadri? Don’t you know what the root cause is? How can an esteemed scholar like you can overlook it, Mr. Qadri?
Mr. Qadri, being a conscientious and thinking humanbeing I believe with whole of my soul that the constitution is supreme document (with its own flaws, yes), but when you and your supporters make a mockery of this document, I cant trust you with my country, Mr. Qadri.
When I talk about my country and people residing in it, it includes minorities and it includes Ahmedi. Never, in your talk of evils engulfing the sanity out of this country, you have mentioned the atrocities they go through and you have never really condemned the way they are being treated, why this selective preaching of good Mr. Qadri?
I want to ask Mr. Qadri, what you have for women in your kitty?? Do you know out of 100 atleast 80 women are facing domestic violence in this country, rapes are a rage in these times (just recently a nine years old girl is raped), women/girls education is banned and in various parts of this country they don’t allow them out of their houses, Mr. Qadri, why you don’t talk about them??
Do you know Mr. Qadri that establishment runs this country (generals, agency heads, top bureaucrats and ofcourse top politicians), why don’t you talk about them, why you target the soft target, the politicians, only?
I am not going back in history of you and what you have been doing Mr. Qadri and even if I forget your ‘glorious’ history, and I come to believe that you have turned to sainthood, you are not the one I will support, until you address my above questions.
Actually I guess you must go back to your country Mr. Qadri, you belong there! You made a choice then, and I make my choice now:
NO TO YOU MR. QADRI. 

Hypocritical ‘Pures’ from the land of ‘Pure’

stop-hypocrisyProgressive discourse, voices of sanity are at the down fall and conditions and position of women (especially) and minorities and poors (in general) have worsened in the land of ‘Pure’. But for me, the worst part is that shrinking space for the progressive discourse and hard core fanaticism (fundamentalist Islam and islamists) have affected the lives of women and minorities. Many would give a counter argument that so are the conditions and position of all who are marginalized and living at the peripheries of the society. I agree to that but I want to draw attention to the great anomaly/hypocritical attitude/apathy/indifference to things that happen to women and for that matter happen with a progressive mindset (generally termed as liberal/secular ideology) and minorities. This hypocrisy leads me to believe that our society believes in selective justice and not all human beings are ‘humans’ in the eyes of the ‘Pures’ from the land of ‘Pure’.
We have seen so much hue and cry on cold blooded murder of Shahzeb, we also saw media giving coverage to the incidence and so many protests were arranged to demand justice, and then finally Chief Justice of ‘Pures’ took suo moto notice; we also have been hearing the shooting of two brothers from Lyari (again cold blooded shooting which had cost life of one brother and ended up seriously injuring the other one), but have we heard anyone talking about 9 years old girl who has been gang raped in the village Alipur in Bahawalpur? Have we seen a media trial of the brutal forces (Taliban) for the killings of polio workers and the killings of 6 women and one man from NGO in Swabi. No, we haven’t heard anything from the media of ‘Pures’, we haven’t heard any hue and cry by ‘Pures’ of this land of ‘Pure’. All we saw were a few protests by the people working for the NGOs and only one newspaper Tribune has covered (e.g. the case of gang raped; 9 years old little girl).
The lives, properties and businesses of qadiani community has been under threat and this year saw many qadianis killed, the sanctity of their graveyard and dead bodies were violated and their worship places were destroyed. ‘Pure’s’ Media remained silent, majority of the ‘Pures’ were of the opinion that this is just the right thing to happen to infidels.  For them these incidences and plenty of incidences like these are not a matter of concern, and state of ‘Pure’ indeed, cannot care less about the second rate citizens, the lesser beings/ the not ‘Pures’.
Having said this all, I don’t mean to say that all those atrocious incidences – covered by media of ‘Pures’ , taken up by the Justice of ‘Pures’ and empathized by the ‘Pures’ themselves – do not have any human value, I just want to ask from them as to why selective coverage, selective justice and selective empathy/sympathy, WHY??
Because, let’s just face this harsh truth dear ‘Pures’
For you:
Some categories of human beings are actually lesser beings, who do not deserve to have the same rights as you, the ‘Pures’…