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Jamia Hafsa: breaking law


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I WOULD like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned, especially the Chief Justice, towards the news aired on almost all TV channels a few days before the elections.

In this news report, women activists of Jamia Hafsa (Lal Masjid) were shown sporting prohibited length daggers and sophisticated weaponry under command of the wife of Imam of Lal Masjid, Umm-i-Hasan, who herself was carrying a prohibited bore automatic weapon, destroying portraits/hoardings of Pervez Musharraf and other candidates of his party.

Did any law-enforcement agency take any note of this? Did our Chief Justice take any suo motu action on it? Or are we all waiting for the situation to escalate so that another government is forced to launch Operation Lal Masjid II? Can somebody please let me know so that I may sleep in peace?


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wachuWachucha May 30, 2013 04:18am
In a country where selective justice is offered and Judiciary is all out to settle scores using their official powers how could you expect them to do anything in favor of Pervez Musharraf? You are worried about Lal Masjid in Islamabad - wait till many masajid in the country are painted red.
ZR May 30, 2013 04:22am
Why take notice when they are "Mazlum"? Zaalim to woh hai jo inhe roke... Islami hulye wale ke khilaaf action becomes action against Islam in Pakistan for some reason....
Adelaide May 30, 2013 05:38am
No action, because they are so called strategic assets
lodhi May 30, 2013 05:39am
Murad Iqbal May 30, 2013 06:20am
Absolutely correct. They should disarm them now before they can take laws in their hands and get scores of women killed again.
AKHTER KHICHI May 30, 2013 07:25am
Jamia Hafsa' students reaction against Musharraf is undoubtdly not created a favourable sign of demonstration as a right of respectable citizens.I am not going to support anyone who does not care the rights of others and breakout his boundries. My stance is that our nation is dangling in various drastic problems and severe crisis. So it is dire need of time not to adopt the policy of criticism,avoid from recalling to Chief justice for suo-moto notice against burried issus rather we should unite while keeping environment of peace for the bright future of Pakistan.Otherwise (judges gardi and wukla gardi) will emerge as a big challange for Pakistan,
AKHTER KHICHI May 30, 2013 07:43am
Jamia Hafsa
Parvin May 30, 2013 08:07am
No action because this in fact is going to be the future and the forced outlook of the new generation in Pakistan. So tragic, but the people have chosen themselves the extreme religiosity path.
Syed Ahmed May 30, 2013 12:47pm
This is a trailer shown by activists of Jamia Hafsa (Lal Masjid). Was Mushrrafs government wrong in restoring the writ of the state.
missshah May 30, 2013 02:30pm
oh really it needs an action? U r really so funny. Mr. Musharaf can kill all the kids there and still has no punishment but they cant destroy even the picture of Musharraf. and court should take notice of it.....hahaha what a joke.
Farhan May 30, 2013 03:04pm
That is a pity! Neither ECP nor Law enforcement agencies take notice of such things thinking these are petty acts. Unfortunately the trend in Pakistan is that they wait till the illness becomes disease and then disease becomes a CANCER! then they THINK that time has come to act upon, but then it is already too late. ALAS!
Jalaluddin S. Hussain May 30, 2013 03:55pm
Pakistan needs tolerance and spread of education!
faryan786 May 30, 2013 05:37pm
That is exactly the problem, "inaction" on part of the government, law enforcing agencies, and even our justice system. When people or group don't take action, the problem become a giant issue, and when someone takes action then all of a sudden sympathisers start growing in huge numbers and cry failing to appreciate that the law was broken in the first place, e.g. Lal Mazjid. Why do we let them break the law in the first place. Why doesn't the masses confront the wrong doers in the first place? Why procrastinate? They should have been quashed in the first time around to extinction. And when Gen. Musharraf took action, it was considered too harsh. Wasn't harsh action by the civilians in the first place to ignore the laws of Pakistan, then defy the authority, then refuse to surrender. What is wrong with the Pakistani civilians. Can't we distinguish between right and wrong anymore. Or have we fallen in the abyss of illiteracy so deep that we can't even figure out our own actions whether they are right or wrong? NO BODY IS ABOVE THE LAW.
Amjad Wyne May 30, 2013 10:16pm
No one associated with a mosque or school (Islamic or otherwise) should be allowed to carry, keep or display weapons - period.
Bakhtawer BIlal May 31, 2013 02:06am
It should be action against those law breakers. Does not matter if they are in jeans or niqab. There should equally be action against the local police who did not take any action.
Zia May 31, 2013 03:34am
How a corrupt CJ will take action - establishment will have to think twice in supporting such actions. Time as proved that security forces and army was right in taking action against this legacy of Gen Zia. Army has realized that the religious extremism has drawn Pakistan in to the dark ages and will not tolerate such demonstrations.
Taseer Siddiqui May 31, 2013 04:58am
100% Agreed
Faran Ali May 31, 2013 10:51am
General Musharraf did right by using force against them but now everyone blames him and don't see what is actually happening around them.
Karachi Wala May 31, 2013 12:20pm
Musharraf Govt. was wrong for waiting as long as it did. It should not have dragged as long as it did. For this very reason I do not like him.
P.MOHAMED FAHEEM May 31, 2013 03:24pm
fdi can transform pakistan's economy . The problem pakistan