Thursday, October 25, 2012

Women's Rights

Case of Sheerimati Lal asks, are we living in Failed State?

Isn’t Sheerimati Lal daughter of Pakistan or this Land? While reading this question everyone can reply in positive scene and loudly says YES …. YES … YES, She is our Sister and Daughter.

Words are not enough we need actions for result when you live in a country you need to prove through your actions. Yes I am not writing for inner feelings where nor can words and neither long letters show your inner feelings, If you can’t understand language of Eyes, how will be possible that you understand words.” So, I am stopping writings on Inner feelings.

Here, I am writing for Sheerimati Lal whose nose, ears and chest have been cut by her criminal husband not only this but her son who was 15 days old was killed by his so-called father.

This news published on 24th October 2012 and today 25th October 2012 my younger sister asked question that why are you people silent on Sheerimati Lal, because TV Media is not giving coverage on this case and Politicians do not talk, maybe this painful news is not important for you Ms. Veengas, she angrily said.

Sometimes little children, show us mirror of reality that what are we doing and what should we do?

I didn’t want to defend myself even I was unable to say anything but I could say her that I have plan to write on her today. She thanked and told me, look birds are better than us they do not harm each other but why do we human kill and harm each other?
I could respond  her  question that in the world we have orphan kids, but if we carefully peep into world we can find out Orphan Nations, those have no leaders that can’t protect themselves and we are one of them.  

What should I write on Sheerimati Lal?

And whom should be blamed? All are innocents and are doing best work, and they must be honored by Awards and Medals.

I am watching TV channels and telling myself that do not worry there would be news for Sheerimiti Lal and anchors will cry that Isn’t Sheerimiti Lal daughter of Pakistan? Ohhh…..there is no news…!

Then, I am looking for Sue Motu that Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftkhar Ahmed Choudhary is in Karachi, he will take sue motu because he takes always sue motus and once he took sue motus against Jirga. Though, Case of Sheerimati is going to send in Jirga.  Ohhh…..There is no Sue Motu even against on Jirga.

After than I am awaiting for press conference from PPP that anyone might hold press conference and say that PPP would not bear any violation of women’s rights, after all this government has passed many ordinances on women’s rights, thus government should as protect ordinance as it protects Local Bodies Ordinance. Sorry I have not seen any press conference.

Finally, I wanted to see Mr. Imran Khan that He may up voice and say I will not allow to attack on women and kill our children but then finally I told and reminded myself that Sheerimiati is not attacked by any drone, therefore, no any cry from him.

Although, she is attacked by drone of violation and we have not seen any voice against drone of human rights violation.

This case can be called in language of NOGs/Civil society Women’s Rights violation and domestic violence. Even, Human Rights Organizations do not count table to Human Rights Charter and sing song of women’s rights. Nothing happens in favour of Sheerimati Lal.

There is no any Tweet, Blogger, Facebook or social net working in favour of her.

I am pretty sure, if I ask questions to Government that you have passed ordinance of women’s rights but they are not putting into action, who will order to ensure those ordinance? I would not get answer.

Doctors said, they do not have facility of surgery at Sanghar district. She must go to Karachi for surgery and another hand Sindh government issued 90 Crore rupees for Karachi and Hyderabad cities but Government doesn’t pay attention on health facilities of local poor people. Whilst, writing this piece of words, Health department of Sindh has not taken step for Sheeramiti Lal.

She is in painful and serious condition but none is willing to help her.
Honestly, I know our writings and words will be gone in the air, who cares? After one day there is Eid, all will be busy to celebrate Eid and no one would remember Sheerimati Lal’s anguish.

After few days, her news would become Old news than No one will remember her.

But Sheeramiti Lal will suffer her pain. Under the sky everyone has to bear his/her own pain, none can share our anguish. This poverty of sorrow is only that can not be shared and nor anyone wants it.

Is Sheerimati Lal daughter of Pakistan or this land? If yes, then who will listen her case?

If you are going to fail to protect human rights, it shows you can’t protect your state because human rights are layer of state and when layer becomes weak than automatically state counts as Failed State. Today cases like Sheerimati ask us that are we living in failed state? 

Will Sheeramiti lal get justice? I do not want to make jokes, however we know Justice is not for poor people. Yes I am still asking to sky that can you (Sky) see anyone on the earth who would protect her and at least, can help to recover her health? 


Sunday, October 21, 2012

News Analysis.

Soft divorce & bloody divorce. Akhter Mengal’s Points..!

By Veengas 

Mr. Akhter Mengal came out from his self-imposed exile after three years. He broke his fast (Roza) of silence by given his 6 points that can be solution of Balochistan as Mr. Akhter thinks.

We would like to remind our readers, when I wrote Editorial on points, “ Balochistan’s Point vs Islamabad points, on June, 2012”, Baloch people hardly accept any kind of package of points. But on 28 September, 2012 newspapers did knock at our door and brought news itself that Baloch leader has been reached in Islamabad, where he is looking for solution by given six points.

People say that History repeats itself. History has countless lessons for learning, unfortunate people do not willing to learn.

While giving 6 points, people might have told him that you are going to be like Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but there is big difference between Mr. Akhter Mengal and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, even through his six points, he has shown that he can’t be like Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He has put only title of Six Points from Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Historical Six Points.

We should compare his Six points with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Points:-

Akhter Mengal’s Points in 2012 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s points in 1966
1 All overt and covert military operations against the Baloch should end; Pakistan should be a federation with four independent states;
2 All missing persons should be produced; The federal government should have only defense and foreign affairs;
3  All proxy death squads created by the ISI and MI should be disbanded;  There should be two separate currencies;
4 Baloch nationalist parties should be allowed free political play without interference from ISI and MI; The federating states should collect all taxes;
5 Those responsible for the killings and disappearances should be brought to book; .  Export earnings of each province should be separately accounted for;
6  Thousands of Baloch displaced by the conflict should be rehabilitated.  East Pakistan should have its own paramilitary or militia force.
This has been taken from Mr. Najam Sethi’s article, published in The News, on 1 oct, 2012

I interviewed Mr. Akhter Mengal in 2009, in interview he had no faith in system of Pakistan but now suddenly he develops his faith in Judiciary, it was same Judiciary that refused to meet United Nations mission on Missing persons.

Strange, Mr. Akhter came and has shown strong faith in Judiciary. He believes that only judiciary can solve the problems.

We have doubt that Mr. Akhter Mengal did not follow case of Hindu girls, especially Rinkle Kumari, who cried and begged for Justice but she was not allowed to go with her mother.
A single girl did not get justice and Mr. Akhter Mengal thinks that Balochistan’s burning issue will be solved by Judiciary, we have sympathies with him.

Mr. Akhter Megal said that why should not we divorce peacefully rather than seeking for a bloody divorce.” If these points accepted and state starts work on them, then Balochistan can get solution of problems, he believes.

Government and Military establishment have said that No, there is no operation; no missing persons and they claim that All is well in Balochistan.

Mr. Akhter stands by his statement and looking for positive response on his points. Even opposition came and met him, all spoke in favor of him but none was able to speak openly on situation of Balochistan.

Question raises that why Mr. Akhter Mengal jumped with 6 points’ balloon?
Is he looking for Power?
Does he get any assurance from Power makers?
Do hidden hands again try to develop alliance for Nawaz league?
These all questions need its answers, let’s see in future what will be answers.

For instance, if Mr. Akther Mengal thinks for coming into power, would freedom fighter groups or big two tribes Marri and Bugti will be agreed with him?
No doubt, soft message came from Baloch leaders who wants to soft answer, maybe that answer would be opened door of power for him or not?
Now people and world see to Judiciary that what will happen, if six points do not work, then where will be stand of Mr. Akhter Mengal?

History may get new result of six points, as Mujib’s six points gave independent Bengladesh and Akther’s points might give him power in governments.

Published in Bolan Voice English Monthly Magazine on September/2012

Editorial: United Nations Mission in Pakistan.

If your child disappeared, what would you do?

United Nation working group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances visited to Pakistan from 10 to 20 September, 2012.  WGIED visited Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar, during ten days visits, as reported.

While UN mission visiting to Pakistan, some people were crying that it would be violation our sovereignty. We cannot understand that how is possible, if UN any group visits Pakistan, according to law we all are bound to follow law and we must shake our memory that Pakistan is member of United Nations – Human Rights, Pakistan has to abide by charter of UN because they signed it. While signing UN Charter, they did not read what should we do in future?

Then, how would it be violation of sovereignty?

We do not understand that Supreme Court is willing to open Swiss Bank case though President Asif Zardari has immunity but Chief Justice wants to send President of Pakistan to foreign courts, does it not violation of constitution and sovereignty? For instance, UN mission group came for investigation on corruption cases of government then none could oppose but this UN mission came and investigated corruption on Human Rights, which is unacceptable.

UN mission group had come to analysis Human rights violation because since Musharraf’s era, people have been missing no one knows where are they?

Pakistan is a State, not a tiny or crowded plat-form where people come and gone.
A country claims, it is fighting against terrorism, it has Nuclear Power, it has independent judiciary, having powerful army, independent media and also claims that without this country in the region peace cannot be brought.

 So, what is reason? That around 14365 people are disappeared; has sky devoured missing persons or is earth swallowed them?

This does not happen only in Balochistan but people have been disappeared even in Sindh.
Government says only 100 are missing and Baloch people say that more than 14,000 people are still missing, as reported.

At least government has accepted that people are missing.
If some people are saying that none person is missing, they must peep into those houses, where they are found empty and members of a victim family weep silently and looking at door that one day their missing members would knock back at the door.

Former dictator Musharraf’s adopted bloody policy that kidnapped, killed and ruled. He thought that by his bloody policy could be remained in power if world asked him regarding missing persons; he would tell them that they were terrorists.
Time is big judge and it has proved, his bloody policy fired back at institutions of Pakistan, now world asks, what is happening, why people are being missed and killed? Where are voices of Human Rights?

UN mission met with Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar Minister of foreign Affairs, she shared situation of missing persons since Musharraf’s period. No doubt, she has taken a good step.

It was comical gesture when Chief Jsutice Iftkhar Ahmed Choudhry refused to meet with UN mission, it was CJ Iftkhar Choudhry who said that if he gave order then system will not run more, while hearing case on missing persons, he did give such hot-statement.

Then, what happened that he refused to meet with UN mission on missing persons. Does CJ Ifkhtar not know laws of Pakistan? Does he not understand importance of UN mission and its legal status? His refusal has cleared picture and people got to know that what is in his mind and where he stands?

UN mission while listening anguish of missing persons in Balochistan and Sindh, such step has given them a raise of hope that at least under sky some hearts are still ready to listen to their sorrows.

UN mission will be finalized its report in 2013 but they have given conclusion of its official visit; WGEID report is balanced and has given 17 recommendation to ensure Human Rights. Report’s last line says that “it is the duty of the state of Pakistan to take all necessary measure to make those rights effective.”

UN mission visited to Pakistan, they did not violate Pakistan’s sovereignty, in fact some institutions did not meet the delegation, and they have violated charter of Human Rights.

Common people are happy that UN mission came and saw violation of Human Rights, in Pakistan.
We cannot make beautiful country unless there are Human rights. 

We must think of it that what are we doing? Do we have any answer when mother asked that “UN mission conveyed message of a mother to all persons of Pakistan, “If your child disappeared, what would you do?

Published in Bolan Voice English Monthly Magazine in September/2012