Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Aaj Pakistan ki izzat heh

The official Pakistan Government line is that
"Aaj Pakistan ki izzat heh"
"Today Pakistan is respected through out the world".

People (may) respect the country of Pakistan
but they have utter contempt for General Musharraf actions.

This single stupid act of his, shows his contempt for the people of Pakistan and democracy.

Nobody in their right mind can be proud of the actions of the Pakistan government or be deluded into thinking that Pakistan can retain any respect after this.
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General Aslam Baig on Pakistan emergency Rule

General Mirza Aslam Baig was Chief of Staff of the Pakistani army from 1988 to 1991. He took over the post after the death of General Zia-ul-Haq in an air crash.

He spoke to Geo TV today.
General (retired) Aslam Baig said that everything happening in Pakistan was carried out with the full approval of the US and was only done for the benefit of General Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto.

The so called emergency rule is in fact worse than martial law, as there is no appeal for any of its victim.

The outcome of the farcical democratic election will be far from free and fair. The result will be jobs for the boys in the establishment and a very weak opposition, the same as what happened in 2000.

The press and media will not have same freedom as they enjoyed before this dubious martial law.
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George Bush on Pakistan Emergency Rule

Today, George Bush's message to General Musharraf was clear
Hold the elections as scheduled and take your uniform off”.

  • Stay in power by all means - we love dictators whether in uniform or not.
  • The independent judiciary can pay the price for standing up for Pakistan and democracy.
  • The protesting lawyers can rot in prison for standing up for Pakistan and democracy.
A great democratic and freedom spreading solution.
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Gen Musharraf imposes emergency rule

The imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan by General Musharraf on Saturday and conduct of the country’s police forces have disgusted Pakistanis all over the world.

Gen Musharraf has clearly demonstrated in his own words that he “is committed to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law and holds the superior judiciary in high esteem” by immediate sacking all senior high court judges who are prepared to uphold the law and placing them under house arrest.

He believes that relentlessly beating protesting lawyers (and judges) by the “completely demoralised” police force and putting these actions “beyond accountability” will have greatly restore the Pakistan police forces confidence.

Sadly, this barbaric attempt by a dictator to stay in power by suspending all accountability, propped up by foreign powers will only disgust decent people all over the world.

Most Pakistanis suspect the whole process has been engineered by the US. They forced Musharraf to allow Benazir Bhutto back into the country, offer her amnesty against corruption charges and negotiate some sort of handover with her.

The West is more interested in seeing Musharraf step down as head of the army but remain in control as President of the country. It is less interested in the destruction of existing democratic institutions and the suspension of the constitution, resulting in:

  • Immediate sacking of all senior high court judges who are prepared to uphold the law

  • Arrest, beating and imprisonment of lawyer who dare to protest

None of these vile acts are likely to be undone. This is the price Pakistan will have to pay to satisfy foreign powers for Musharrafs so called support on the war on terror, once again.

  • The chief justice of the Supreme Court Iftikhar Chaudhry and other judges have been sacked and are under house arrest

  • Cable operators have been stopped from transmitting TV news within the country

  • Radio stations have also been banned from broadcasting news

  • Newspapers may not print anything critical of the government

What message does raiding the offices of the country's leading rights organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and arresting/detaining them send out to the rest of the world?

As expected, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party appears not to have been targeted in the crackdown.

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Ban the Hindu extremist group RSS

A human rights National Conference was held on Saturday 27th October in Southall to alert the public on the activities of Hindu extremist groups like the RSS.

The objective was to “to help stop the persecution of Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Daljits within India by Hindu extremists groups such as the RSS by signing a petition (to Prime Minister Gordon Brown) to ban the RSS in the United Kingdom”.

The conference was attended by Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist and Jain community leaders.

These included Lord Nazir Ahmed, Avtar Singh Sanghra(Babbar), Tarsem singh (British Sikh council), Gurcharan Singh (Dal Khalsa), Manmohan Singh Khalsa (World Muslim Sikh Federation), Nazar Lodhi (World Muslim Sikh Federation), Sonil (Buddhist community India), Dr Mokel Hazaraka (Assam watch) Hindu community leader and Adran Chada (British Muslim Youth Federation UK).

All the leaders collectively wanted a ban on the RSS and as there was no place for such an organisation in the UK which stood for human rights and tolerance for all communities.

They urged the public to sign the petition (to Prime Minister Gordon Brown) to outlaw and ban the RSS as a Terror Group in the United Kingdom.

The petition which started on July 12, 2007 will remain open for signatures until July 12, 2008. The total number of signatures required to get the RSS banned is 10,000.

The petition states that:

“The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), is a Hindu Extremist Organisation based within India but receives a large part of its funding from countries such as the UK.

RSS believes that only Hindus should reside within India, the minorities should either come into the Hindu fold or be wiped out. The organisation wish to create a Hindu Super State of Hindutva, Hindu, Hindi and Hindustan. There is no place for minorities.”

The RSS have actively been trying to distort and destroy Sikh history and practises by modifying the history and books.

A Sikh video documentary on Youtube,
Tabhe Ros Jageo, documents what the RSS do. They claim all who reside in India are part of the Hindu ‘Family’.

The organisation had a major role in the genocide of Muslims in Gujarat, along with the destruction of the Babri masjid in Ayodha. The RSS also supported the Indian military attack on the Golden Temple and Sikh genocide in 1984.

The RSS takes its inspiration from Hitler and his Nazi party’s pure race ideology, a recent channel 4 documentary “The Indian miracle?” documents this.

We cannot have groups such as the RSS who spread hate and terror being funded from a nation such as the UK, which values Human Rights and Liberty.
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