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Dharna: A fly-on-the-wall history

Updated Nov 03, 2016 10:05am

It all started in 1857 …

Then entered the 20th century …

Things settled down a bit after Pakistan’s creation in 1947 – even though local media was a bit late to realise Pakistan’s creation because it was still busy discussing the dharnas …

Then in 1958, umpire (Ayub Khan) nein ungli utha di

But after some time, many folks became angry with the umpire …

… And dharna was back!

Then another umpire (Yahya Khan) nein ungli utha di

But soon he himself was shown the ungli

Society was polarised …

Dharna returned …

Then another umpire (Zia-ul-Haq) nein ungli utha di

The nature of social and political discourse changed …

But there was no dharna …

Because life was groovy …

After the umpire’s tenure ended, his legacy of milk and honey remained …

But some people did not appreciate this great legacy …

Perturbed by some terrible batting, new umpire (Parvez Musharraf) nein ungli utha di

Society, however, continued to polarise and divide …

So much so, that the umpire gave himself out …

But at least keepers of the legacy of milk and honey were still around …

In the midst of despair, a new hero arose …

The corrupt were shaken …

And then …

Dharna!

But this time the umpire was of a different kind. No ungli was raised.

Thanksgiving rally!


Disclaimer: This article is categorised as satire.