Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
It is the corrupt and predatory ruling elite that calls the shots here and decides the fate of this country and, with it, of the teeming millions who have no say in how the affairs of state are run; they have to suffer for the self-serving policies of the elite. The elite has become so obsessed with its righteousness that it has clamped shut all doors of dialogue and considers force the only option in dealing with the people.
The policies of the intransigent elite have failed utterly, creating resentment and discontent, which now have become tangible and begun to be expressed in all manner and mode. The new monolithic nationalism as envisaged by the ruling elite has not only failed to take root, it has become a point of divergence for the different nationalities, simply because the wilful imposition of this nationalism is considered to be the source of their sufferings. People cannot be expected to throw out as excess baggage their cultures, histories and national sentiments for the new nationalism that has only succeeded in providing them with miseries.
Note: On the “International day for Enforce Disappeared” we are publishing this article again (it was first published on 19 April 2012) to pay tribute to Mahir Bibi Marri and her struggle for the safe recovery of her relative and other enforce disappeared Baloch.
Imagine you are forced to live your all life alone without any relative in your life, forcedly taken, beaten & killed & you didnt got the chance to see their faces for the last time. The very thought of living alone makes you shiver because it is hardly impossible for a human to even live a second without anybody giving you a back support.
Now lets put a woman in this example when her husband was dragged, beaten, manhandled & later bristled with bullets infront of her and the children, she suffered the most horrific sight but didn’t flinched because of her children, when the assailant were done they slapped her & ordered her not to drag any judicial inquiries in this or she will face the dire consequences. She didn’t reacted nor did she went for the police neither she went for judicial inquiries hoping that the worst was over, but she was wrong.