The low intensity blast in Karachi University on 28th of December 2010, which took place near the cafeteria, is a horrid reminder of how the extremist elements are trying to disrupt the educational institutions. The nature and placement of the explosive make the objectives of the culprits evident. Creation of fear and chaos were the driving components for this nefarious activity. In October 2009 a suicide bomber had targeted Islamic University in Islamabad, resulting in six deaths. We condemns the activities of these elements, who have taken to target our youth and institutions.
Archive for December, 2010
The suicide attack in Khar on 24th December, at a World Food Program distribution point killed at least 43, while injuring over 100 people. The victims were people displaced by fighting and were getting food at distribution center. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and the bomber was identified as a woman. This incident again highlights how these fiends are exploiting women and children for the terror activities. We categorically condemns this cowardly attack on the innocents, carried out by the Taliban.
The Fedaral Shariat Court’s (FSC) decision to restore the primary Hudood Laws in cases of adultery and false accusation of adultery is a great blow to the de-radicalization of the system. The Women’s Protection Act of 2006 had omitted these two sections, as they had been widely misused and were viewed as being draconian laws. There have been many instances, since their implementation, where the victims were further victimized and the perpetrators of the crime were allowed to go free. The laws themselves, designed during the Zia era, have sparked much criticism from the ulemas, as being inconsistent with the Islamic teachings. We encourages the media, civil society, parliamentarians, ulemas and judiciary to openly debate and restructure these laws according to the true spirit of justice.
The relative peaceful commemoration of Ashura in Muharram has proved that the extremists in Pakistan have finally been weakened. Taliban and other radical groups attempted to disrupt the peace, such as the blast in Peshawar at a Muharram procession resulting in one death, but the security forces in coordination with the public, largely prevented such activities. Individualland commends the efforts of both security forces and the public for their efforts in curtailing the extremist plans. The people of Pakistan have to be praised for displaying solidarity and tolerance during this holy month.
Every one of us still remembers the gruesome lynching of two brothers in Sialkot. It was an incident that represents the cruel side of humanity, perhaps there was no humanity in the whole episode. The public prosecutors have clearly informed the home department that the civil departments have failed to provide them support, even the grieved family is not satisfied with the police report submitted to the Supreme Court. It is a shame that an incident that was recorded on the camera having substantive proof is still unsolved. Individualland Pakistan seriously condemns the non-seriousness shown by the public authorities and demands an immediate resolution of this issue.