BY ZAFAR AGHA ON 20/04/2017 •
Never have we resembled Pakistan as much as we have begun to in the last few years.Pakistan’s journey of blatantly mixing sharia-based Islam with politics began way back in the year 1977 when then Army Chief General Zia-ul-Haq first deposed Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in an army coup and imposed martial law in the country. One fine morning after Zia took charge of the country, a lady news anchor appeared on the official Pakistan TV channel with a hijab. She signed off the news bulletin with ‘Allah hafiz‘ instead of customary ‘Khuda hafiz,’ which was till then in vogue among Muslims of the Indian sub-continent as a phrase to say goodbye.
Is this just another Presidential election? Taxes, education, and homeland security? All of those are (always) important issues, but many spiritual leaders are warning believers that there is something much greater at stake in this unique election. We are in a battle for the soul of America,” said Father Michael Orsi at a a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10. “Somehow, [Christians] have come to buy the story that you cannot be political in church. Let me tell you right now, oh yes, you can, and oh, yes, you better be. Because you might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November.”
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Tribal activist Soni Sori, her face blackened with a chemical, after the attack on February 20. Picture courtesy Deshbandhu
Tribal activist Soni Sori, her face blackened with a chemical, after the attack on February 20. Picture courtesy DeshbandhuFeb. 20: A tribal activist alleging fake encounters in Maoist-hit Bastar has her face burnt with a chemical on a highway.
Feb. 7: A journalist reporting on alleged rape of tribal women by police has her home stoned by vigilantes, frightening her into leaving Chhattisgarh.Mid-Feb: Police summon and pressure landlords to evict women lawyers aiding arrested tribals and a former academic uncovering alleged police oppression.