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Monday, July 9, 2012

Killings of pilgrims

Monday, July 09, 2012
From Print Edition

The ruthless killings of Shia Hazara pilgrims coming from Iran is a barbaric act of terrorism. It is another incident of genocidal atrocity against the peaceful Hazara community living in Quetta for a long time. There is no doubt that the government of Balochistan has completely failed in providing security to its peaceful citizens. The Constitution of Pakistan guarantees security of life to all citizens of the country. It is tragic that both the provincial and federal governments are oblivious to its basic responsibilities. The judiciary which takes suo motu notice of cases of individual victimisation has also closed its eyes to this planned genocide of a peaceful community of our country.

It is strange that even civil society has failed to rise to the occasion and is silent on the brutal acts of terrorism against the Hazaras. It is time Pakistanis truly realised their social responsibility for the rooting out terrorism, to make sure that the lives of the citizens were protected. They should begin displaying this responsibility by universally condemning the killings of Hazaras.
A concerned citizen
Quetta

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