Student Action Committee Lahore issues Call

YOUR SILENCE; THE DEATH OF OUR COUNTRY

· Under the guise of emergency, on the 3rd of November a brutal attack was launched against the civil society of Pakistan which recently mobilized in unison with the judiciary and the lawyers.
· All the judges who stood by their oath to protect the constitution were removed and placed under house arrest. Moreover, the two judges blamed for releasing terrorists have taken oath under the PCO. There is no excuse for the treatment meted out to the judiciary.
· The media has effectively been silenced as have all opposing voices to the totalitarian regime.
· Fundamental human rights, including freedom of expression and assembly, right to association and right to life, liberty and property, have been taken away.
· A direct assault on the students has been made: talks and debates on academic campuses have been banned. Students are being threatened with expulsions and are being pressurized by a pseudo-student’s (non-democratic) organization. Threats have been made against the students’ future careers and job acquisitions.
· Thousands of people are in jail to date without any legal basis.
· Our industries and businesses have suffered immense losses in millions of rupees due to the aforementioned governmental policies.

If not Now, WHEN? If not Us, Who?
There is no neutrality anymore; SILENCE IS CONSENT. SPEAK!
Do not strengthen the forces of repression which plunder the life and liberties of innocent citizens. SPEAK!
“I will not remember the words of my enemies but the silence of my friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Raise your voice with ours for the restoration of the constitution and the judiciary; freedom of the media and release of protest prisoners to enable a democratic process to take root through free and fair election.
Join us to peacefully PROTEST on 30th of November near Salt & Pepper (Liberty) at 2:30 (after the Jumma prayers)

 

Student Action Committee

 

From: The Emergency Times

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One Response to “Student Action Committee Lahore issues Call”

  1. Hi there – thanks for the updates here and also visiting and leaving your comment about Iqbal.

    Indeed, Dr Iqbal has been criticized by many on the left side of the political spectrum for being a ‘reactionary’. One has to appreciate that Iqbal’s thought and poetry evolved over the years and there are many phases and facets to his outstanding works.

    However, within the context i.e. the gloom shared by fossilized, demoralised Muslim communities globally – his message of change and ijtihad was radical and other than Shariati we haven’t witnessed a powerful voice for almost a century.

    More at a later date

    keep writing!!

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