Retelling the tale of my Friend!

A friend of mine retold an interesting set of events that happened to him just the other day. I have decided – and let him know – that I would be retelling this story. Therefore people, here is what happened to him the other day.

Yesterday that is on 7th April 2011, my friend was taking pictures of a park near his house, which is in the area of Garden. His bike was parked outside, and this photography session was in line with his thesis topic.

As per the current trend, the park has been hijacked by a certain political party – let’s just call them the Sathi group – and within seconds, they were behind my friend, and had pinned a gun to this back, and their main concern was simply, “to which party did he belong to”.

From there he was taken to the Union Council of that area that apparently falls under 167 or something – and taken in a room, which was lined with weapons. My friend was able to get out of this mess by using his cunningness, and the contacts and help of some friends. Still they refused to return his memory card, even after they broke it, reason being that they wanted to make sure that he didn’t take any wrong pictures. Continue reading

The sad story of us!

Two three days back, 5 Pathans were killed around our areas, which didn’t only cost for most of the businesses to close down early, but also for the Pathans to rush out of the area to places where they can be safe and not be targeted like a dangerous animal out on the loose.

A day or two later, I was downstairs getting some errands done, when a gentleman, with a darhi comes in and starts talking about the latest state of the nation with the shopkeeper. He comments about the recent target killing as well, saying how truly sad it was.

It was at that point that I started thinking and which even the shopkeeper voiced out in his own words, that there is no way that you can expect a change in this country.. in a country where its own citizens can’t feel safe, and where a particular state is being branded for who should live in it, then how can you expect the change to come. The gentleman that came in that shop might be against the targeted killing of Pathans, but what would be his viewpoint about the killing of Ahmadi’s or Shia’s is what I would really like to know!

Some one once said to me that religion was an important invention (yes I did say invention) because it made the society follow the path of righteousness even in the absence of law, but can we truly claim that to be true today. In a society where most would argue that it is okay to kill the person who we consider to be infidel, how is it that one can even take asylum in the arguments of religion?

So I guess this is our sad story.. we can’t expect religion to bring the best out of us, and as a society there is no chance that we can correct the errors of our way, so I conclude that there is absolutely no hope for us.. you can disagree though!