Posted: 25 April 2013 at 1:50pm | IP Logged
In Pakistan an incident in a mosque called Lal Masjid happened few years ago.
Basically Lal Masjid is a mosque near capital Islamabad. There was a madrasa there and the students were invoved in activities like going after foreign nationals, raiding beauty parlors, fighting with police, enforcing their own views on others. There were reports of terrorists residing there as well. Pick any youtube video or go to news article of that time or even just as recently as few days back - the cleric still says he supports OBL and Taliban.
Anyway at that time many governments complained and asked to take action. Media asked to take action and civil society asked to take action. Musharraf deliberated and did not take action. Clerics from all over the world were brought in and they negotiated to stop all that and ask mosque administration to surrender terrorists to police. Politicans went in there too.
In the end one day someone from inside fired and killed a colnel I believe (the cleric there says bache se ghalti ho gaye ho gi). Army went in and fight started. 15-16 security men died and about 80-90 other people died which government said were extremists and terrorists.
Now Musharraf left and all politicians, media, civil society, anti musharraf people made musharraf a scapegoat and said women and children died and action was wrong. They estimated 700-1000 people died including women. Some said "bachio ko mar dia" etc. Musharraf went into exile and the judiciary in pakistan let free the cleric (who btw was caught escaping in burka). Later Chief Justice of Pakistan said people who were killed should be compensated (people who were terrorists and who killed 16 security people).
Today that cleric sits on TV and says well no court has proved anything against me. Today Musharraf is on trial for that operation while someone who openly supports OBL is free. Today a comission which this judiciary formed disclosed that NO WOMEN WAS KILLED AND TOTAL WHO DIED WERE 102. You know what thats same number as what government of that time said. There was no massacre, there was no women and children found. Yet that cleric is treated with respect.
Point is that this is our system. It is possible modi is not convicted because people are afraid to go against extremists and they have sympahtizers and support system. So the logic that you guys give for Modi can actually be applied to all the extremists in pakistan who you guys think are anti-India. They give the same excuse. well the court has not convicted us. I believe same excuse was given for Hafiz Saeed which India wanted.
To say that he wont repeat is not comforting to someone whose loved one has died. I hope there are better explanations to defend him.
And before you tell me that your judicial system is better than pakistan let me say this judiciary was supported by west and many western institutions like Harvard have praised our chief justice and awarded him accolades.
Edited by King-Anu - 25 April 2013 at 1:59pm