Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deliberate act to deny a peaceful protest

The act of imposing section 144 in Islamabad is to sabotage the lawyer’s gathering to protest against the gob who betrayed promises to restore the judiciary at the position of November 2, 2007
By this imposition this section 144 the gov is to justify bloody violence against lawyers, jurists, civil society activists and people from political parties.
The intention is to o intimidate the lawyers so that they do not attend either the march or the sit in.
The Magistrate who imposed this section should bear in mind that every citizen has a right to ventilate his grievances either in public or in private and ask for redress. This right cannot be curtailed so long as it is exercised in a lawful manner
Witchunt of political activists and lawyers has started. Many political workers and lawyers have been arrested. The province including the capital city Lahore, has decided to deploy Rangers in the big cities/towns. People’s houses are being raided for arrests.The government is afraid of the damage this march can do to their credibility.This Government is starting on a slippery slope when it starts arresting people on the pretext that they think these people may break the law. It is the right of people to demonstrating against unjust practices. Democracy is all about fair play. We say we are a democratic nation but when it comes to actual practice we use any means legal or illegal. Whoever is in government thinks the law is there to keep him in power and uses it to do just that.
Police have flexed their muscle and arrested human rights activist, Tahira Abdullah but he was released after being kept into custody for three hours. This is terror tactic designed to instil fear in peoples mind. The question that everyone is asking where is this going to lead.
The Asian Human Rights Commission has urged on the federal government to undo the orders of the district magistrate of the imposition of section 144 of CrPC and allow the citizens to have their protest in a peaceful manner

Mr Zardari seems to be on course for taking revenge from Iftikhar Chaudhry because he thinks he was complicit in his imprisonment for murder and corruption charges in the 1990s and the early part of this decade.Under his administration, Pakistan is descending deeper into crisis.

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