Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hum Zinda Qaum Hain


The news of Emergency in Pakistan spread like wildfire, media was on it in no time, and criticisms for a dime a dozen. Even people of Pakistan were doubting Pakistan. Questions like, Are we a failed state? Was Pakistan a blunder? Will we ever as free and democratic like the U.S.A.? were buzzing in the ears and hearts of millions of Pakistanis. What a lot of people didn't know was that legislatures like that of P.C.O. in Pakistan have been passed in other countries to suspend rights of human being that were basic and granted under Constitution of the country. Most notable and famous incident of such was the USA Patrioct Act. Patriot Act went into effect about a month after the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

The Patriot Act suspended the basic rights of the human being living in USA granted to them. These rights included, the right to a speedy trial, the purpose of which was to limit the amount of time government can hold you in prison without pressing charges against you. The Act also suspended the right of privacy of citizens, after its effect the Patriot Act allowed government to tap you phones, read E-Mails and even access to your financial records. The list of infringements on human rights that the Patriot Act is guilty of just goes on and on, and I'm sure If you Google it you will find a lot more example of this.

How big of a deal was the Patriot Act? Did these so-called "democratic" leader do anything about it? Did the lawyers or judges protested against it? Well, not really, or should I say, not at all. As Pakistani we stood up to this injustice, and we showed the world that we really are a successful and a live state. Now go ahead a take a moment to sing "Hum Zinda Qaum hain..."

Since you are now done celebrating, if we seem to know a lot more about freedom and free speach, do you think maybe we should go conquer the western hemisphere and "liberate them," Well that's something to think about.

Abu Abdullah,
The Doctor of Truth

*The Article that inspired to write like this, By Ralph Nader

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