I WOULD like to draw the attention of the public and also the concerned officials to the incident that marred Sialkot and all Pakistanis alike. It seems that we Pakistanis have unfortunately become maniacs. Whether it is celebrations, sorrow, anger, we take the stride to the highest limit.
The torture of two brothers by the mob has shocked me and I am sure many other Pakistanis alike; not only the very act is horrendous, but also the constant airing of the horrendous video by TV channels in every news bulletin. Please for the sake of the families of the deceased and all Pakistanis stop this cheap advertisement of barbarianism.
Our police, the defenders of law, are spineless. Not all of them, as we have the example of the brave Safwat Ghayoor. But those men in black and brown present there and let it happen can be branded criminals.
They not only shirked away from their duty but also gave the killers a free hand to exercise their muscle. In my opinion, this should be considered an act of high treason. They forgot that they were policemen hired to safeguard the lives of the people. It may have been a normal day of routine torture for them, but this time it was not done by them but by the general public who were illiterate, maniac, and criminals to the core. They forgot they were beating humans. I am sure the ones who were beating did not even have the slightest relation to the incident which triggered all this. The very HRCP is nowhere to be seen. I would like to remind the human right workers that those boys too had rights. Are you waiting for orders from your superiors from abroad to raise hue and cry? A very strict judgment should be passed in this case against all those who were involved and those who stood watching. May Allah help us all. May the souls of the deceased rest in peace in heaven.