I.A. REhman’s article ‘The fatal disorder’ (March 14) exposes a sad reality encompassing our social and political mindset. We should at least be honest with future generations in telling them about ‘where we went wrong’.

From the violence against Ahmadis in the early 1950s till the Badami Bagh incident against the weaker Christian community in Lahore, we undoubtedly have sown the bitter seeds of hatred and insecurity for every tomorrow of our land.

It is pointed out by Mr Rahman that sectarian clashes reek from violent psychology against beliefs. It has indeed created an imbalance both in the justice system and our constitution. The imbalance thus created has further exploited other areas of social infrastructure, making us one of the most disrespected nations around the world.

It is better to de-learn the violent and brutal theocratic lessons before nature teaches us a harder lesson.

SAMEER AHMAD Rawalpindi

Updated Mar 27, 2013 05:06am

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Comments (2) (Closed)


Cyrus Howell
Mar 27, 2013 05:31pm
Pakistanis have poisoned themselves and are waiting for their enemies to die.
Tariq
Mar 27, 2013 05:37am
Men like I A Rehman speak the truth in a country where self assumed protectors of Quaid and Pakistan have distorted his vision. Pakistan was never meant to be a theocratic state in the manner that some of them profess it to be, otherwise why would he have selected a Hindu as our first Law Minister or a Qadiani as our Foreign Minister. The purpose of creation of Pakistan was to get a national identity, where Islamic compassion and sense of justice would allow all citizens belonging to varied faiths equal opportunities and justice. Those who chose to live in Pakistan have same or equal rights than those belonging to majority Muslims and in any case more than Muslims of other countries, including men like Nawab Ismail, or Raja Mahmoodabad, who opted to stay back in India where their assets were located.