Sunday, August 29, 2010

A voice waiting to be heard.

"For the young people who are sick of sitting on the sidelines and seeing their country drown in despair, the lynching of the Sialkot brothers acted as a wake-up call." - Karachi Digest.

“The youth will no longer sit at home. We’re now going to come out on the streets and do whatever it takes to bring justice back to this country,” said Faraz Butt.

“All of us are to blame. We need to unite to show that humanity is above all. Aggression and ignorance will not achieve anything,” said Maliha Rao

“An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind,” Ali Abbas quoted Gandhi.

A mass of more or less than 300 people gathered at Karachi Arts Counsel recently, protesting against the brutal tortures and murders of the two brothers in Sialkot. Television screen actress Bushra Ansari was too on the scene as reported by the Karachi Digest. 

I just have some questions. What took you so long? You needed a massacre to remind you of who you are, and what you can do? You needed public killings to remind you of your strength?

- "Lawyer and television show host Ayesha Tammy Haq said that the police and the existing laws need to be improved. She added, however, that the people first need to improve their own behaviour, before they point fingers at the system"

With due respect, miss, shut up. People do not have cracked sea-shells for brains, miss. They react to what they get. 

It's nice to see people trying to make a difference. Yesterday, it must have been 30 people. Today, 300. Tomorrow maybe a couple more thousand. So whether you're at home or at the streets, make yourself be heard.

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