Thursday, November 29, 2012

Israel - Palestine

Gaza's Ashes


Veengas

Under the sky each problem can be solved if you want to search of solution of problem. Whilst writing these lines, I must say that world has not learnt art of solving problems.
We are living an advanced world that has crossed many stages but sadly people’s thinking approach is following foot step of primitive stages of the world.

We all want to win other people but never think for a while that whom we are winning and at which cast to win them?

These all questions are looking for answers but nowhere are single answer except long silence.
Before few days, we saw bloody battle between Israel and Palestine; we all know well older problem in Middle East. One problem which has no solution some people do not want to solve this line of problem between Israel and Palestine because if this line of problem would be solved than what will be left behind for them, who are seeking interests in Middle East.

Kings of world, they know well, to disturb poor people then they cannot ask question; therefore make them busy into their own domestic problems, so it would be easy to rule on them and can be ruled on their minds. It means power of thinking of common people would be remained in the hands of Power Makers.

Nowadays, we live in Modern Age, none can make us slavery but we are wrong we are slaves with new techniques of Modern Age; we are tied with invisible chains and this is worst than stone age slavery period. And Middle East is tied with invisible chains.

Power Politics sows seeds of Wars as they think that by war can be made Peace. This is big and worst joke to the people because weapons have power to kill, not to bring flower of peace.

As we have seen battle in Gaza, I do not code how many people have been killed, rockets being fired or bombing. Maybe world can count dead bodies but can we count sorrows or dropping tears from eyes of people, can we?

OK…Fine. Maybe some of people say that we should not be more emotional but without emotion none will be able to walk on the earth, isn’t it?

I am asking to the world that claims for making peace but when families lost their home in Gaza, one person lost his/her beloved in Israel and not only this Gaza has many stories which are filled with anguish and orphan children are standing on streets, what is running on their minds?

When one child goes to his mother and asks that who has destroyed our house? Why they killed my brother? And when young generation stand and ask to us that why only politics give us dead bodies and destructions? Do we think for them?
When you loss things then our empty hands have only questions because mayhem leaves only bunch of questions.

I have been asking myself that what I should write on Gaza. A war that always leaves ashes among people and we all walk on ashes of war, those reminds us painful moments.
Power Politics has no ears, eyes and feelings that unable to see sorrows and orphaned faces of poor people.
We all are standing out from circle of Power Politics and seeing broken heart in Gaza. This world has medicine for injuries but it has failed to find out finish wave of sorrow. Gaza’s ashes have anguish and whenever people walk their feet touch ashes and they recall sounds of war/battles.
Time has come to us ands asks who will confiscate ashes of war in Gaza?

For now, matter is not whether Gaza is property of Israel or Palestine? Matter is under the shadow of heavy weapons, why innocent people are being killed and their homes are destroyed.
I am pretty sure rich head of statesmen do not understand pain of living without shelter, as this pain exists in Gaza.

I am stopping myself to write more because I know well for whom I am writing? Power Politics that will unable to understand our language and its actions are horrible because whenever feet of power politics moves, they devastate our world or for them who want to change but have no power in power politics. I do not know why I am telling to them who know all than me but they cannot feel pain of sorrow, have no relation with poor people and are unable to smell of ashes of war.

Gaza’s Ashes are only for people and world has words that cannot reduce pain of people. Gaza’s Ashes can not make peace in fact it reminds to all of us what has been happened.
Would we ask ourselves, what are we giving our children when they walk on ashes of war?

Published in English Newspaper The Frontier Post http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/194559/

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Poem

You are asking, 
what's philosophy of life? 
I look at the sky and sky sends me drop of tear, 
I am holding that drop of tear,
I am thinking about leaf of Life,
I do not know, How should I discribe about life?
Life .... Ohhh.., Yes
Life is story of Sorrow.
Helena

Friday, November 23, 2012

Editorial: War against Terrorism.

 Age of Holy Bullet..!

Veengas

Our history, forefathers, contemporary past and we all are at the war. War that has no end yet, time to time it comes at our door and kills our beloveds.

Why don’t we have once upon stories of war? But we are still writing and compiling story pages of wars.
Can people make peaceful world? How is it possible with the gun of war to grab flower of peace?
People have had swords and now guns in the name of sacred words; it is hard to stop them because they would never accept what other people are saying?
Whenever people have led wars on the scared horse and to be claimed that they have to convince world, what they have in their pocket.

Whether people are sent to the world to conquer each other or to fall rain of love on earth?
No doubt, all wars are being led by powerful ruling class and when they need to make large army to defeat other groups, and then they get equipped with religion.

In the name of religion, you can kill more than thousands people, none will ask you; if you ask mistakenly question, then you would be charged against his belief or God.
Wars, they give us graveyards, orphan children in the streets, orphan beloveds at their doors and tears in the eyes.

Who will to conquer or convince others? Those warriors can not be convinced, nor be able to conquered instead storm of wars make chaos and hegemony on others.
By Wars you would rule on people but you cannot win their love. This is simple formula that is not understood by them, who have guns in the name of God and load sacred bullets to kill people that man is gifted on the land by the nature.

We condemn our undeveloped period of history where people killed each other, today queen of history is looking at us and asking still what you people are doing, you are all in cave of war?

After 9/11, world turned against terrorism and said; no one could impose on us their beliefs.
People should have understood that whom they had prepared to be against one country, tomorrow they might stand and coming towards their own houses, too. As it happened on 9/11, In the name of war, few groups wanted to lead ruling on the world.

War is not only solution of problem but sometimes through war you can stop mad rats who want to enter in stranger houses and force people for running on their commands. For leading wars this could be fair enough statement. Do we still need to have solutions that how can world stop loading guns, in the name of sacred words?

World is being forced to enter Age of Holy Bullet, if this horror step doesn’t vanish after then human can not live peacefully. War against terrorism, now must be ended. It has to give full stop if world doesn’t give full stop, later this war might be given full stop to people’s breath.

On the land people need age of love, not to age of holy bullets. Those are killing others and making policies under the shadow of extremists’ approaches, they should think that footless policies are not durable; in fact, weaker policies can be injured themselves.

Innocent children ask us that why do not you put guns into graves instead at our beloved?

Published in Bolan Voice Magazine on October/2012

Imran Khan's Rally

Talking to Waziristan & Seeing to D.I Khan Imran Khan: Jana tha Waziristan Pahunch gaye D.I.Khan Samjh Gaye na..!

Veengas

All Politics is local Politics, this is very popular sentence in the world of politics. Even if you don’t talk on local issues, will not able to hold umbrella of politics.

We can see famous Politicians who stood by common people and issued their genuine problems.
Common people is heart of politics, if you don’t have heart of public, hardly you can make even place of sitting chair on the ground.

Understanding stratum of Politics and Art of Politics is not easy task. You ought to know historical and political consciousness of this region as Politics of South Asia, has different historical process of politics.
Sadly, nowadays politics is becoming business though pages of past, they tell us politics was part of state and public interests but things now have been changed and entering into worst place.

When you are become famous on social net works or TV channels then you consider yourself as politicians this is what style has adopted in arena of politics that can bring benefit for self-interests.
While politics is an ambassador of state; where state to state and issues and matters of people would be solved on the politics-table.

People should understand importance of politics, not to count it as business card. Sometimes, nations face to trouble situation when they have vacuum on ground of politics.
In Pakistan politics is Orphan, therefore few immature minds are being prepared to bring in politics because hidden hands want to complete their interests on the shoulder of weaker people.

Mr. Imran Khan is thrown on the political-chess-game by hidden hands and he has not tough competition in politics. He is trying to get only popularity and luxury middle class public gatherings (Jalsas).
He thinks, he has degree from Oxford and opposed to United States, as Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto did, hence; he would become like Bhutto (s). Unfortunate, He is neither become Bhutto (s), nor even simple can create his own political ideology. He has American – Drones phobia and sympathy towards religious conservatives’ minds.

We can see his walking on politics-path where you hardly see him to speak on public matters. He always jumps into those issues where can get international popularity. We guess, according to him All Politics is international media hype (popularity), maybe he wanted to see himself as Hero of Pakistani Politics Film, but … but his confused politics’ script is making him unpopular among poor people of Pakistan.
He beats drum of sovereignty of country even he has not talked on Balochistan’s problem. Missing persons of Balochistan are more than 14000 and not only this people are receiving their beloved dead bodies.
Roads of Balochistan are empty and dropping ashen of sorrows, while walking people can find out dead body and people cries loudly, here is …. Here is …. His dead body.

Does it not violation of sovereignty of country and violation of human rights including international laws? Why Mr. Khan reminds song of ethics on Drones? Here I would clear one point that criticize on Mr. Khan’s opposition on Drones, does not mean we are fully agreed with policies of drones, although we have another view on drones on Pakistan. Therefore, it should be cleared for readers.
Mr. Khan knows if he opposes Drones attack, he can get attention of international media and especially White House (United States).

For example we can agree for a while that he has strong policy for opposing drones attack and keenly wanted to see solution of war against terrorism. OK…Fine.
Some questions are raising and need to answers. If Mr. Khan has own policy against Drones, then why foreign groups are helping him? If he is willing to solve problem of war against terrorism, on which agenda he wants to see solution? Though, he does have compassion for Taliban and conservative groups.

We have not seen him pro-people. On one Call, he can change his policy and stance. If one person who has not straight forward policy, how could that one bring change?

On 7th November 2012, DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan accompanied by 30 US campaigners, British head of legal lobby and thousands of supporters Saturday on a defiant march to South Waziristan Agency to protest against US drone strikes.
The convoy hopes to proceed to Kotkai village in South Waziristan but reached at Dera Ismail Khan, as reported in newspapers of Paksitan.

Imran Khans said, “We have given our message – it has gone across the world,” he told supporters. “We have succeeded in raising this issue. We came here to raise this issue; we came here to take a stand against drones.”

On the call of military Mr. Khan had changed wheel of March to Dera Ismail Khan. While embarking on 440km drive from Islamabad to Waziristan, he was singing song of Peace Pact with Taliban, when he count not accomplish his aim of rally then he changed his statement that we have given message across the world on Drones.

It means, before his rally, was world unaware and did not know that there is issue of Drones? It is funny that Mr. Khan did not say single word against extremists even rally seemed Election Campaign.
Now Pakistan’s Politics becomes issues politics that give publicity.

When I read about his rally, one Indian song came in my Mind that is, Jana tha Waziristan Pahunch gaye D.I.Khan Samjh Gaye na..! Means Talking to Waziristan and seeing Dera Ismail Khan.

Imran Khan’s politics is not against policies of establishment; he follows its script and thinking without permission of pro-religious groups, can not get into room of power that is reason his whole policy is confused. If he wants to do politics, ought to understand that All Politics is local, not popular issues based politics that promotes temporary publicity, nor can make place among poor people.

Mr. Khan needs to understand this land historical and political consciousness and must come out from mysterious phobia-ism against powerful states.

Published in Bolan Voice Magazine on October/2012 http://bolanvoice.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/talking-to-waziristan-seeing-to-d-i-khan-imran-khan-jana-tha-waziristan-pahunch-gaye-d-i-khan-samjh-gaye-na/

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hindu Gril Kidnapping



Once again Violation of Human Rights in the name of religion..!

veengas

Moomal Meghwar, she is between 12 to 14 years Old; has been kidnapped and thug name is Ahmed Panhwar, his age is 15/16 years Old.

Moomal and her family labourer at brick labour. Moomal has been kidnapped for around 25 days, hence her family was promised to recover her soon by influential men. 
As usual promises never turn into reality, at last Moomal's father has got nothing in turn, except empty promises.

Before there days, His Father has filed FIR and police is investigating on case. Moomal belongs to Thar and her family works in UmerKot city at Brick Labour.
According to report that still there is no confirmation, has Moomal converted to Islam or not? But this is confirmation; Boy's party is weaker because both are under-aged, said local reporter.

We all have had bitter experience regarding Hindu girls' kidnapping and later convert to Islam, State and Law do not justice to them (Hindu Girls).

Government & Courts do not regard Human Rights Charter and People's protection but now case is under-aged of both parties. Why do not Govt. and Courts take action against this step child marriage and forcibly conversion to religion?

If such kind of wave starts in our society when under-aged children get married  then we cannot protect child’s rights if Government and its institution do not able to respect international Human rights,  then must be honored its own state rules and Laws. 

Main Questions raise, how long will illegal and infringement get shelter of religion? Cannot we stop and condemn it? When greedy people kidnap others’ daughters and forcibly convert to Islam because they know well, if they get umbrella of religion then none can ask them.

We must think and ask ourselves that which kind of norms to be introduced in our society?

We are not hopeful whether Moomal would back home, at least we do hope from Courts and Govt. that they must regard its constitution and Law, and will punish to guilty.

Hindu Girls need protection, will state give them?


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Interview: Veengas

Religious persecution in Pakistan

ADITI PRASAD | New Delhi, September 14, 2012 18:41 
 
 
The world watched in horror as Rinkle Kumari was allegedly abducted, forcibly converted and married off to a Muslim boy in Pakistan’s Sindh province earlier this year. But Rinkle is hardly alone. Hindus are a terrorised minority in Pakistan today. The last few years have seen increasing incidences of religious persecution and harassment of minorities in Pakistan. According to Pakistani media reports, more than 25 Hindu girls are abducted every month in Pakistan’s Sindh and Balochistan provinces, home to 90 percent of the country’s Hindu population. ADITI PRASAD speaks to Karachi based journalist Veengas Yasmeen to understand the plight of Pakistani Hindus in Jinnah’s nation.
Q. Your opinion about the manner in which the Rinkle Kumari case was disposed off by the honourable Supreme Court? 
 
Veengas: Unfortunate to say that Rinkle Kumari case was not handled as it should have. It would not be wrong to say that the Supreme Court has done injustice to her. I myself was present in the Sindh High Court on 12 March 2012 when she was brought in. She was tightly held by three ladies, was not allowed to move her face and the local politician Mian Mitho who kidnaps young ladies and converts them to Islam was sitting along with his supporters in the court room. On 27 March 2012, Rinkle stood up and spoke bravely in front of the Supreme Court. She expressed her will to stay with her family. But on 18th April, Chief Justice Chaudhry passed the case to Supreme Court registrar to submit her will and she was handed over to her oppressors soon afte after. 
 
Q. Have atrocities against minorities been on the rise of late in Pakistan? If yes, which are the key affected areas and why?
 
Veengas: Hindus are in majority in Sindh and Balochistan; Christians and Ahmedis are in Punjab. But for the past few years the situation of minorities has deteriorated. If we see, in Punjab, many Christians and Ahmedis have been killed. In Sindh and Balochistan the condition of Hindus is pitiable because their daughters are being kidnapped, raped and then forcibly converted to Islam.
 
Q: Can this be termed as a breakdown of law and order in the whole of Pakistan or merely the empowerment and consolidation of religious and militant forces in Sindh/ Balochistan?
 
Veengas: Crime happens when law does not exist or law allows criminals to do what they want. The Rinkle Kumari case is an example of this. Absence of law creates extremist forces who commit crimes in the name of religion.
 
Q. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed anger over the continuing migration of Hindus from Sindh and Balochistan, saying it highlights the state's failure to save these citizens from violence? Has the state taken note of the report and instituted measures to safeguard minorities? What are these measures, if any?
 
Veengas: I am grateful to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) for expressing anger over migration of Hindus from Sindh and Balochistan but the failure to highlight the issue of abduction of Hindus girls and forced conversions puts a question mark even on HRCP’s intentions. Recently, the Pak government has tried to make a report on Hindus’ migration and said that they are making laws to safeguard minorities. But the question which comes to my mind is what happens if someone commits a crime and then gets shelter under the umbrella of religion.
 
Q. Would you advice the Indian government to give asylum to those displaced or send them back to Pakistan? 
 
Veengas: Instead of giving asylum, Pakistan and Indian governments must create an independent platform to raise the issue of Pakistani Hindus. Hindus are indigenous people of Sindh and Balochistan. Why do they need to run from their own land and seek asylum elsewhere?
 
 
Veengas' interview for Indian Magazine - Interviewed by Ms. Aditi Prasad.