THIS is apropos of the letter ‘The sit-in culture’ by Dr Y. Bhatti (March 11). I fully agree with the writer for the inconvenience that such sit-ins cause to the peace-loving citizens.

However, I would like to add here that it is not just the sit-ins by the people for pressing their demands, but also the rallies passing through the main roads of the cities on various occasions, including those on religious grounds, that cause so much of inconvenience to the citizens.

I wonder why roads should be blocked for fulfillment of religious obligations, causing inconvenience to fellow citizens.

The basic reason why citizens opt for the sit-ins is that they do so as a last resort when they exhaust all peaceful efforts on pressing their just demands.

In developed countries a mere show of discontent through wearing of black armbands as a sign of protest makes governments act.

ABDUL QAYUM KHAN Karachi


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Naseer
Mar 19, 2013 05:43am
Concerning your point as to why should roads get blocked for religious reasons, but Sir, life in Pakistan is nothing but a religion controlled mindset. Simple things like light-hearted blogs on sports, culture, entertainment, satire etc do not go amiss without religious cranks throwing in their 'holier than thou' comments.
Jalbani Baloch
Mar 20, 2013 07:17am
The next Government should enact laws to govern rallies and processions in the country. if there is a will, it can be done after due consultations with all sections of society, whether it be political, social or religious parties.
Khanm
Mar 20, 2013 01:03pm
we sleep religion, we drink religion, we eat religion but we don?t practice religion?There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.