March 25, 2011

‘Nasira, fight bravely as your parents & brothers are with you’


THE silence is being broken gradually! After the wave of change in the Arab world, now the 'dumb' people are getting back their lost power to speak against injustices in Pakistan as well. This is a big change in our militarized, Talibanized and terrorized country.

People are speaking against those in office, who misuse their power for the sack of personal gain or grudge. Besides the cyberspace, voices of dissent can be heard even in the local media... some people dare to speak against the corrupt and criminal officials no matter they're in the mighty uniform or plainclothes! If not crushed in the typical brutal ways, (the worst fear of any patriot and peace-loving citizen), this can be a positive change in the behavior of the state organs in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan!

In the cyberspace, our group members say, amazingly, women are ahead of men in raising their voice against tyranny and oppression. Although, the women in power are criminally silent, fearing a fall from power, while the ordinary womenfolk, especially the educated lot and students, who have access to the internet, are getting confidence to speak their mind about the institutionalized ills in our sick society.

However, those people, who are a part of the tyrant system, resist demands for freedom of thought and freedom of expression in their 'skilled' and 'well-organized' way! In this regard the 'media gurus' with heavy packages are introducing new methods of censorship and brutal punishment of media persons, making Pakistan the worst place for journalists in the world.

Here we're presenting a discussion, at a cyber women forum on a blog of Nasira Parveen. Someone has sent us the text. We're publishing it without editing and comments. However, we're hiding the real identity of the participants for fear of persecution. We think it's very important to bring on record the thoughts of women in these crucial times, we are living in, for the benefit of posterity especially researchers.

Nasira and her family members especially her writer brother Habib R. Sulemani are suffering in a hostile society for the last one year. These are terrible days for the entire family that has been segregated in the society. In such a situation, even one kind word from anybody is an act of historic bravery... it's also encouraging for the family facing oppression.

The administration of the Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit has now become legendary for its criminal acts against students and staffers in the world (Terror on campus). As Mr. Sulemani had written to the administration of Dawn newspaper (Journalist seeks protection):

"The lives of my family members and me are in danger. If we’re killed, the racist and sectarian bent of mind people at Dawn Islamabad and their unscrupulous friends at the Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit and personnel of intelligence agencies ('who have set up an operation camp at the library') would be responsible for the crime. Through a secret plan, they isolated me at office and then in the local journalist community through their effective propaganda campaigns. And then their criminal network tried to kill my sister in a fake honor-related case at the KIU. So far they’ve failed but they want to hide their crime." 

The administration of Dawn Media Group, employers of Mr. Sulemani, has failed to take action against the accused among its employees rather they have been given promotions. The accused keeps spreading rumors through the media, but the journalist community is silent for the obvious reason! The family is being denied justice. The police have refused to register cases against the powerful accused while Pakistan's President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice and Army Chief have never responded to the written appeals of the family.

As Nasira has said during the discussion, this group blog will publish anything and everything against herself or her family members without any secrecy if anyone sends something to us. We welcome information from anyone and everyone. We also protect our sources according to the journalistic ethics. 

The family says: "We know the coward criminals (see names: Criminal inquiry sought) can't do this. If they've something, we want to tell them: dare to publish it anywhere as the mainstream media and blogosphere in Pakistan is now under your direct control." 

Here is the cyber discussion.—The Terrorland Team (TTT)

CRIMINALS ON CAMPUS: Dr. Najma Najam with Dr. Ahsanullah (rignt)
Nasira: Guys! read this blog... Mr. President! I need justice in the Islamic Republic
           
SA: Thank you Nasira for sharing the shocking tragedy you are facing from our so-called educationists and culture and values-oriented leaders (women terrors) from our area. Our sympathy and voices are with you and will inshallah work out for a strong solution. Inshallah, we will also forward your message to the newly formed women organization at United Nations. So be strong and fight bravely as your parents and brothers are with you.
            
SP: A brave voice. You will find many verbal supporters (like me) but none will stand with you, when you need them the most. Some will stand with you to become the "Asma Jahangeer" of Gilgit-Baltistan, others to increase the width of their "voluntary services", so as to get jobs at the topmost factories of sham development :-) Don't step down. If you are right, as I think you are, none can daunt you. If you are not right, none can save or help you.
           
SS: It’s worth appreciating that, Nasira, you are strong n brave to stand for your right; education is acquired not only for degrees but also to learn when to raise your voice against the odds n unfair decisions, so we are sure n pray that truth cannot be defeated. And those would be punished for sure who are responsible for causing all this pain that you went through.
           
Nasira: Thanks for the nice comments.
          
AZ: ‎@SP sometimes verbal encouragement counts a lot... yes I know this is the least kind of support but even a single drop of rain can make a big difference so if we are unable to stay on her side actively we should support her with our words… remember 'Pen is more powerful then sword'.          
@Nasira!!!
There is Pain in my eyes still a Shine in my smile,
I Lose a lot but still live to fight another day,
Even if everything around me is Down, I don't lose Hope,
I may be Hated by few but Loved by a lot more.
I m not the Best but I always help others to be the best.
That's the truth of my life,
That’s what I AM.
I am human being…!!!

SA: Thank you AZ! We are all here to use our pens to fight for Nasira's right and for all the innocent girls like Nasira who are facing such odd aggravation from our leaders and educational institutions.
         
AZ: ‎@SA that’s the true spirit. I appreciate :)
           
SP: So, SA, when shall we expect to see an opinion piece about Nasira's plight in the New York Times or the Pameer Times, at least!!
        
SA: SP jee!! keep your eyes and ears ALERT!!! you will inshallah hear from any channel all over the world...not only New York Times and Pamir Times but value your country news....Thanks though...hahahaha...
          
SP: my fingers, not eyes, are crossed :-)
Let's see, if my enticement puts some sparks into the ashes
        
Nasira: SA, SS and AZ, thank you very much for the support. I'm not afraid of the fight for my rights, hope other girls will also stand for their rights in our male-dominated society.
         
SA: Nasira! Nice to hear from you. it's our duty to work for our sisters like you. I have contacted women organizations here and back in our country and I am sure that they will precisely work on it. I am confident that the organizations here will get in touch with you about your case. My advice to you is stay bold and fight with fearlessness for your right. Our sympathy and efforts are always with you to blow your culprits. Say strong!
        
NA: Nasira is a very brave-heart girl from the bloody male-dominated area. I am agree with all comments but my request is to you to please raise FIR against those who did this drama and mentally tourchared you and your family. Do attach this report with it. Send it's copy to the HEC chairman and other member of HEC.        

As you said “Safina Bano, who was made part of the well planned drama, took me to the KIU faculty from the hostel. There we came across her fiancé Sheraz Ali Khan (an employee of the Military Accounts in Rawalpindi) with his friend Shah Fahad (working with the military-owned Askary Bank in Gilgit).”
        
Also raise FIR against Ms. Safina Banao and her Fiancé and friend. Do your medical checkup, put the report that you were no raped. Then bring this entire bloody bastard in front of court and then let the court give you Justice. My full support is with you!
          
SS: Thats the spirit, Nasira, it would seem a small step but would be a stepping stone for so many out there who are afraid to raise their voices, we r sure things would fall in to their place, ameen.
          
AZ: @Dear NA your comment was pretty lengthy, suggestive and the way you applaud Nasira's bravery is appreciable. We and lot more girls are with her but here I want to clear a fact regarding our area that no-doubt it is a male-dominant society but kindly avoid using 'bloody' kinda words....with the pace of time the traditional mind-sets are changing and with the emergence of educated youth am proud to announce that males are regarding human rights of women in a well aware manner.

Now concerning her case two main unjust figures mentioned were women… what do you say about that? Secondly you have suggested a medical checkup for proving she was not raped; my dear it is so very easy to suggest such acts but being a law knowing person I know how traumatic it is to handle a case of rape. Please suggest her some other way to approach court like filing a case of criminal conspiracy to defame her. This case will cover her matter and as-well as her dignity and honor.

Last but not the least I am currently researching her case by all means and hope to come up with a materialistic suggestion. I will wait to hear from you. Many thanks :)
           
@NA let me introduce myself... I am the only female Judge in whole of the (name of a region of Pakistan). Currently am out of country for doing my LL.M Human Rights Law. Being a part of Judiciary, I know how difficult it is to move along a male dominant society with honor and dignity. Our society is traditionally a male favoring culture and no-doubt changing towards betterment but it needs a long span to eradicate it fully.

We are with Nasira but my point is to lead her case with grace and dignity cos even a low voice can be so effective if carries evidence. She is a victim of both male and female unjust figures so needs a careful move to make herself a winner and save rest of girls from becoming victims of evils.

HM: I appreciate Nasira for taking up her case with such courage. i agree with AZ and of opinion that harsh words as bloody should not be used. i hope AZ will be of gr8 help to Nasira in finding her way out.
          
AZ: ‎Off-course HM am there for her, I am ready to give her every possible help and suggestions. I am interested not only to see her as a winner in the end but also to see her gaining status quo of honor and dignity.
          
HM: ‎@Nasira; you dont need to worry as a lot of other people like us know that whatever happened to u was just a plot conspired against ur family and nothing seriously happened.

@AZ: hope to hear something good from u about this case. am feeling good that the first ever woman judge of (name of the region) is there for help not only Nasira but also many others like her. we r proud of u.
          
AZ: ‎@HM I am planning for Pakistan and really excited to see a good change...my hopes are high as girls like you are there to facilitate and promote the forum of raising our honor. God bless you all.
           
Dear Nasira, hope you are keeping well. See we all are commenting daily on your post and it seems useless until and unless we step ahead practically. Please detail me if possible: Do you actually lodged a case against the culprits and if yes... with what title? Jurisdiction of the court? etc. Thanks.
         
SA-2: All the very best Nasira.
         
Nasira: Thanks all, again. Please, see blogs of my family members as well for detail especially those relating to the ISI & MI. The criminals gang on campus and their master in Islamabad had actually targeted my brother for his writings... I was just a soft target in the mass murder plan of my entire family. See this blog and the links on it: http://theterrorland.blogspot.com/2010/10/student-victimized-on-orders-from-top.html
                    
SP: ‎@ SA - I kept my eyes open and my ears alert ... but the 'voices' .... oh voices!! where shalt i find thou!
       
AZ: ‎@Nasira Yes I went through your blogs. Hopefully am coming to Pakistan in reaching month… lets have a sitting and discuss your issues....cos case is still foggy for me so need to see you personally.

SA: Great step AZ! I really appreciate your support for her. I also have sent her case to UN women and some other women organizations here. I am also in contact with a lawyer back in Isb. Lets see how much we could fight for her but I promise I will continue my struggle for her until the law in our country will take a step for her right. Thanks!

SP: Great step AZ. The reality needs to be exposed.

Nasira: AZ, SA and SP, thanks for the comments.

‎@AZ what makes it 'foggy' for you, really? If you have read the bloggs, I along with my family members have written for the last one year, then it must be crystal clear. I doubt, you may have heard the propaganda of the ISI, MI and their agents. I want to show you a glance of it here:

Recently someone from New York (let us call her AK) sent me a message: "Nasira this is AK from new york... can i put ur article on Pamir Times to raise the issue... if you allow me to, because i have heard about ur case in a totally different way and i want our people to know the truth trough in ur own word...."

I wrote back: "AK, thanks for writing me. Can you tell me that 'different' story, please? Yes, you can put it anywhere with my name and reference of The Terrorland blogs. Waiting on you!"

AK sent me this message: "i heard that you guys for romantically involve with those guys.... that's why they have outed you guys from the university...(plz don't ask who tolled me this story) because it does not matter... what matters is that we should bring the truth out and let the people to judge for themselves.... i think you should take them to court because they can't refuse you education because of you involve with other guy(that's what they are saying) education is ur human right.... so we are all with you for your fight for education

Then I wrote back: "AK, would you please write details of the hearsay? The moderators of The Terrorland would like to publish even a blog about it. Thanks a lot. If you don't want to publish it, then write the details just for me, because here everyone is fearing the ISI to contact us or talk to us about the rumors about me and my family."

Since then there is silence. I would like you, AZ, or anybody here who can write the propaganda material against me and my family, honestly. I would appreciate it. Let us be frank and discuss everything without any hesitation. You may have noticed on The Terrorland blogs: Freedom of thought and speech is what we in my family stands for. That is why we're being targeted in our dumb society. State machinery is being used against our innocent family "in the militarized and Talibanized Pakistan". Ah, made a long speech, lol. I'm waiting on you bravo, guys!

SA-2: I also heard...just randomly Nasira about the story told by AK. Its a rumor I am sure. I met a KIU student few days back who was really shocked at the university’s decision about you as she knows you really well. Our support is with you, you just need to rectify the baseless story made about you by KIU staff. Bring it to media

SA: Nasira! Inshallah we will achieve our struggles for you. We are kind of stuck with all our women politician's slowness about this case back in Pakistan.

AK: Nasira sorry i was not able to put artical on Pamir Times....because you have written a lot about ISI and MI... we really don't have facts about them.... we all can help you ur right for education from KIU... for that we need to use the Law...... what we can all do is to write letters to Dr Najam and demand for the truth (and those emails were spouse to be private)

[In the meantime AK suddenly appears with her real ID in the forum. She excuses to Nasira and suggests secret correspondence with accused Dr. Najma Najam, KIU vice-chancellor and reported chief of ISI psychological warfare cell: Govt. reluctant to take action against Karakoram University admin. AK interrupts later, too.TTT]

SP: I, being a member of the dumb, deaf and blind society, would like to ask a question:

"What happened to the manuscripts of "The Terrorland"? Can't your brother publish the book from some other country?

Nasira: ‎@SA-2 Thank you very much. if i'm correct ur family had gone through a similar situation. i heard that the Ismaili Council president had reacted criminally in that time... when my brother had tried to interview the couple for his newspaper, he was stopped... now the couple has made the people proud... let us build bridges, unite the people according the sprite of Islam. this will benefit not only Gilgit-Baltitan but the entire Pakistan.

‎@SA, thanks a lot.

AK: let's not discuss people's personal family matters here...... i hope you understand it... what i meant to say is other people's family...

Nasira: ‎@SP, my brother's priority was not commercial gain... so he wanted to silently publish his book in Pakistan and face the consequences... but after the leak and attacks on his life... he is living in solitary confinement for the last 12 months... his life is in danger as mysterious people and cars are always seen outside our home in Rawalpindi... Now the situation has entirely changed in the country... when people are not ready to take the names of ISI and MI here in this group then how can a publisher print an over 1000-page novel in Pakistan. i have not talked to him on this topic but he may publish it from abroad now...

SP: While not downplaying the risk that might be posed to your brother's life, as you say, who will be crazy enough to read a 1,000 page novel?? Who has the time to read such a lengthy work?

ISI or no ISI, i really don't think your brother will be able to find a publisher for the novel, because it is TOO BIG!! If you look at the most popular novels of the last 15 years, most of them are below 500 pages in volume! Just a thought!
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1 comment:

  1. "thanks for sharing, i appreciate nasira parveen that she is brave and strong that she stant for her right.Being part of that sick society its highly difficult to raise our voice.thanks God for getting oputunities of education,internet and freedom we got n world is changing."

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